Dr Jasmine Hearn

Lecturer in Behavioural and Social Sciences


Dr Jasmine Hearn is a Lecturer in Behavioural and Social Sciences at the University of Buckingham Medical School. Her research, conducted in conjunction with The National Spinal Injuries Centre, specialises in neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. In 2014, her DPhil work qualitatively exploring the experience of neuropathic pain after SCI was awarded the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Award for Outstanding Trainee Research. She is an accredited mindfulness teacher and is particularly interested in mindfulness and its applications to coping with pain and spinal cord injury, as well as in medical training.

Jasmine specialises in qualitative research, but also utilises mixed-methods approaches. Her current research projects include assessing methods of managing chronic neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury, managing urinary tract infections after spinal cord injury, language use and its effects on pain perception, factors influencing disclosure of HIV status to healthcare professionals, and the use of mindfulness in medical training. Jasmine also sits on the committee of the European Spinal Psychologists Association.

Selected publications

Hearn, J.H., Finlay, K.A., Fine, P., & Cotter, I. (in preparation). “Neuropathic pain in a rehabilitation setting after spinal cord injury: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of inpatients’ experiences.”

Hearn, J.H., Finlay, K.A., & Fine, P.A. (2016). “The devil in the corner: A mixed-methods study of metaphor use by those with spinal cord injury-specific neuropathic pain.” British Journal of Health Psychology 21(4), 973-988. Read more in our Publication of the week section (8 August 2016).

Hearn, J.H., Cotter, I., Fine, P., & Finlay, K.A. (2015). “Living with chronic neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of community experience.” Disability and Rehabilitation 37(23), 2203–2211. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.1002579

Hearn, J.H. (2015). “Reflecting upon qualitative research with spinal cord injured patients: A personal experience.” PsyPAG Quarterly 94, 25–27.

Hearn, J.H. (2013). “First steps: Research projects.” Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin 20.


The University of Buckingham DPhil Scholarship 2013-2015.

Email: jasmine.hearn@buckingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1280 827 557 (ext: 7557)

Selected Publications

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