Dr Melissa Day

Research Fellow

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56421


My program of research is primarily focused on implementing randomised controlled trials designed to evaluate the efficacy and mechanisms of cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based interventions for heterogeneous chronic pain conditions. My concurrent line of research aims to further our understanding of the experience of chronic pain, as well as advance our capacity to accurately assess its multidimensional nature.

Research Interests

  • Chronic pain
    Assessment and management of chronic pain
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
    Efficacy and mechanisms for chronic pain management
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
    Efficacy and mechanisms for chronic pain management


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Alabama.
  • Master of Arts, Alabama.
  • Bachelor of Science, Alabama.


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Book Chapter

  • Day, Melissa A., Eyer, Joshua C. and Thorn, Beverly E. (2014). Therapeutic Relaxation. In Stefan G. Hofmann (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of cognitive behavioral therapy. 1 (pp. 157-180) Chichester, W Sussex, England: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Conference Publication