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Prof Francis McGlone

Prof Francis McGlone

Telephone: 0151 904 6332

Biography

Professor Francis McGlone is the head of the Somatosensory & Affective Neuroscience Group at the School of Natural Sciences & Psychology, Liverpool JM University (https://somaffect.org/), and Professor in Neuroscience at LJMU. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool. His primary area of academic research is characterising the role of afferent c-fibres in humans, investigating their role in pain, itch (for which an IgNobel prize was awarded!), and more concertedly the functional and affective properties of a novel class of c-fibres - C-tactile afferents – hypothesised to code for the pleasure of intimate touch. Techniques used in this research span single unit recordings with microneurography, psychophysical measurements, functional neuroimaging, behavioural measures, and psychopharmacological approaches to investigate the role of the brain transmitter serotonin in affiliative and social touch.
The skin senses are a truly multisensory modality, with specific populations of cutaneous afferent nerve fibres coding for touch, temperature, pain, itch and ‘pleasure’. A research focus of the group is on the afferent c-fibres that transduce pain, itch and pleasant touch.
We are particularly interested in a recently discovered – in humans – population of mechanosensitive c-fibres that respond to ‘gentle stroking touch’. These nerves - called c-tactile afferents (CT) - have been characterised using psychophysical, microneurography and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG & PET). The lab is one of the first in the UK to have a single-unit microneurography and intraneural microstimulation (INMS) capability.
The Somatosensory & Affective Neuroscience Group (SANG) - http://somaffect.org/people/fpmcglone - is interested in the role of CTs in neurodevelopment and in aspects of social touch and have recently been awarded a Leverhulme Trust grant – ‘Affective Touch & Human Social Behaviour’ – employing two postdocs. We will study the role of the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) in social touch and aim to determine i) how trait differences in sociability affect ratings of pleasant and unpleasant touch as mediated by CT afferents ii) explore whether exposure to affective social touch modulates social cognitions and behaviours iii) establish whether 5-HT differentially modulates perceptual, cognitive and behavioural responses to affective touch and iv) establish the neural basis of trait and state responses to affective touch.
A long term association with the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre (University of Nottingham) is using ultra-high-field fMRI (7T) to further explore the central representation of somatosensory inputs to the brain. A pioneering development here is to couple INMS, during microneurography on single mechanosensitive afferents, with concurrent fMRI acquisition. This is enabling us to study cortical representation at the single untui level and somatosensory cortical dynamics.
Postdocs:
Dr Paula Trotter - Leverhulme Trust, 5-HT & affective touch investigation
Dr Ralph Pawling - Leverhulme Trust, 5-HT & affective touch investigation .
PhD Students:
A CASE BBSRC award from GSK is focussing on a fuller understanding and characterisation of the neural and behavioural mechanisms engaged during oral sensory processing (Sharon Smith).
A PhD studentship from the Pain Relief Foundation (UoL) is studying peripheral pain mechanisms with microneurography, characterising the function of myelinated and unmyelinated afferents in normal and neuropathic nerves (Adarsh Makdani).
A PhD studentship has been awarded Dr Andy Marshall (Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist) via a matched-funding scheme between LJMU and Salford NHS Trust to study c-tactile afferents using microneurography.

Degrees

1976, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, PhD
1973, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons), Neurobiology

Academic appointments

Member - MedTech West’s International Scientific Advisory Board, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 2012 - present
Eminent Visitng Professor, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, 2012 - 2015
Professor in Neuroscience, Natural Sciences & Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - present
Visiting Professor, Institute of Psychology, Health & Society, University of Liverpool, 2008 - present

Publications

Highlighted publications

Olausson H, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F. 2016. Preface :v-viii 9781493964185 >DOI

Kaiser MD, Yang DY-J, Voos AC, Bennett RH, Gordon I, Pretzsch C, Beam D, Keifer C, Eilbott J, McGlone F, Pelphrey KA. 2016. Brain Mechanisms for Processing Affective (and Nonaffective) Touch Are Atypical in Autism CEREBRAL CORTEX, 26 :2705-2714 >DOI >Link

McGlone F, Wessberg J, Olausson H. 2014. Discriminative and Affective Touch: Sensing and Feeling NEURON, 82 :737-755 >DOI >Link

Walker SC, McGlone FP. 2013. The social brain: Neurobiological basis of affiliative behaviours and psychological well-being Neuropeptides, 47 :379-393 >DOI

Essick GK, McGlone F, Dancer C, Fabricant D, Ragin Y, Phillips N, Jones T, Guest S. 2010. Quantitative assessment of pleasant touch NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 34 :192-203 >DOI

McGlone F, Spence C. 2010. The cutaneous senses: Touch, temperature, pain/itch, and pleasure NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 34 :145-147 >DOI

Editorials and letter to the editor

Sharma ML, Marley K, McGlone FP, Gupta M, Marshall AG. 2018. Dissociation of Spinothalamic Modalities Following Anterolateral Cordotomy. Can J Neurol Sci, :1-3 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Pawling R, Trotter PD, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2017. A positive touch: C-tactile afferent targeted skin stimulation carries an appetitive motivational value BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 129 :186-194 >DOI

Glover PM, Watkins RH, O'Neill GC, Ackerley R, Sanchez-Panchuelo R, McGlone F, Brookes MJ, Wessberg J, Francis ST. 2017. An intra-neural microstimulation system for ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging and magnetoencephalography JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS, 290 :69-78 >DOI >Link

Pawling R, Cannon PR, McGlone FP, Walker SC. 2017. C-tactile afferent stimulating touch carries a positive affective value PLoS ONE, 3 >DOI

Walker SC, Trotter PD, Swaney WT, Marshall A, McGlone FP. 2017. C-tactile afferents: Cutaneous mediators of oxytocin release during affiliative tactile interactions? Neuropeptides,

Walker SC, Trotter P, Woods A, McGlone F. 2017. Vicarious ratings of social touch reflect the anatomical distribution & velocity tuning of C-tactile afferents: A Hedonic Homunculus? Behavioural Brain Research, 320 :91-96 >DOI

Kass-Iliyya L, Leung M, Marshall A, Trotter P, Kobylecki C, Walker S, Gosal D, Jeziorska M, Malik RA, Mcglone F, Silverdale MA. 2016. The perception of affective touch in Parkinson's disease and its relation to small fibre neuropathy European Journal of Neuroscience, >DOI

Trotter PD, McGlone F, McKie S, McFarquhar M, Elliott R, Walker SC, Deakin JF. 2016. Effects of acute tryptophan depletion on central processing of CT-targeted and discriminatory touch in humans. The European journal of neuroscience,

Sanchez Panchuelo RM, Ackerley R, Glover PM, Bowtell RW, Wessberg J, Francis ST, McGlone F. 2016. Mapping quantal touch using 7 Tesla functional magnetic resonance imaging and single-unit intraneural microstimulation. eLife, 5

Kaiser MD, Yang DY-J, Voos AC, Bennett RH, Gordon I, Pretzsch C, Beam D, Keifer C, Eilbott J, McGlone F, Pelphrey KA. 2016. Brain Mechanisms for Processing Affective (and Nonaffective) Touch Are Atypical in Autism CEREBRAL CORTEX, 26 :2705-2714 >DOI >Link

Shaikh S, Nagi SS, McGlone F, Mahns DA. 2015. Psychophysical Investigations into the Role of Low-Threshold C Fibres in Non-Painful Affective Processing and Pain Modulation PLOS ONE, 10 >DOI >Link

Ogden RS, Moore D, Redfern L, McGlone F. 2015. Stroke me for longer this touch feels too short: the effect of pleasant touch on temporal perception Consciousness and Cognition, :306-313 >DOI

Hudson KM, Condon M, Ackerley R, McGlone F, Olausson H, Macefield VG, Birznieks I. 2015. Effects of changing skin mechanics on the differential sensitivity to surface compliance by tactile afferents in the human finger pad JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 114 :2249-2257 >DOI >Link

Lloyd DM, McGlone FP, Yosipovitch G. 2015. Somatosensory pleasure circuit: From skin to brain and back Experimental Dermatology, 24 :321-324 >DOI

Lloyd DM, McGlone FP, Yosipovitch G. 2015. Somatosensory pleasure circuit: from skin to brain and back EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, 24 :321-324 >DOI >Link

Ogden RS, Moore D, Redfern L, McGlone F. 2015. The effect of pain and the anticipation of pain on temporal perception: a role for attention and arousal Cognition and Emotion,

Bilderbeck AC, Wakeley J, Godlewska BR, McGlone F, Harris T, Cowen PJ, Rogers RD. 2014. Preliminary evidence that sub-chronic citalopram triggers the re-evaluation of value in intimate partnerships SOCIAL COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 9 :1419-1425 >DOI >Link

McGlone F, Wessberg J, Olausson H. 2014. Discriminative and Affective Touch: Sensing and Feeling NEURON, 82 :737-755 >DOI >Link

Ackerley R, Saar K, McGlone F, Wasling HB. 2014. Quantifying the sensory and emotional perception of touch: differences between glabrous and hairy skin FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 8 >DOI >Link

Guest S, Mehrabyan A, Ackerley R, McGlone F, Phillips N, Essick G. 2014. TACTILE EXPERIENCE DOES NOT AMELIORATE AGE-RELATED REDUCTIONS IN SENSORY FUNCTION EXPERIMENTAL AGING RESEARCH, 40 :81-106 >DOI >Link

Guest S, Essick GK, Mehrabyan A, Dessirier JM, McGlone F. 2014. Effect of hydration on the tactile and thermal sensitivity of the lip Physiology and Behavior, 123 :127-135 >DOI

Juravle G, McGlone F, Spence C. 2013. Context-dependent changes in tactile perception during movement execution. Front Psychol, 4 :913 >DOI >Link

Roberts CA, Fairclough SH, McGlone FP, Fisk JE, Montgomery C. 2013. Electrophysiological evidence of atypical processing underlying mental set shifting in ecstasy polydrug and polydrug users. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol, 21 :507-515 >DOI >Link

Walker SC, McGlone FP. 2013. The social brain: Neurobiological basis of affiliative behaviours and psychological well-being Neuropeptides, 47 :379-393 >DOI

Walker SC, McGlone FP. 2013. The social brain: neurobiological basis of affiliative behaviours and psychological well-being Neuropeptides, >DOI

Lloyd DM, Hall E, Hall S, McGlone FP. 2013. Can itch-related visual stimuli alone provoke a scratch response in healthy individuals? Br J Dermatol, 168 :106-111 >DOI >Link

Ackerley R, Wessberg J, Olausson H, Hassan E, Curran A, McGlone F. 2012. An fMRI study on cortical responses during active self-touch and passive touch from others Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience,

Ackerley R, Hassan E, Curran A, Wessberg J, Olausson H, McGlone F. 2012. An fMRI study on cortical responses during active self-touch and passive touch from others FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 6 >DOI >Link

Guest S, Ma A, Mehrabyan A, Essick G, Hopkinson A, McGlone F. 2012. Perception of fluids with diverse rheology applied to the underarm versus forearm skin SOMATOSENSORY AND MOTOR RESEARCH, 29 :89-102 >DOI >Link

Weber, B, Lamme V, Calvert G, Brammer M, Babiloni F, Geffen D, McGlone F, Muller K, Ohme R, Peter A, Silberstein R, Williams S. 2012. The case for brain imaging technology Journal Nature, 483 :541-541 >DOI

Bin Saif GA, Alajroush A, McMichael A, Kwatra SG, Chan Y-H, McGlone F, Yosipovitch G. 2012. Aberrant C nerve fibre function of the healthy scalp. Br J Dermatol, 167 :485-489 >DOI >Link

McGlone F, Olausson H, Boyle JA, Jones-Gotman M, Dancer C, Guest S, Essick G. 2012. Touching and feeling: differences in pleasant touch processing between glabrous and hairy skin in humans. Eur J Neurosci, 35 :1782-1788 >DOI >Link

Bin Saif GA, Papoiu ADP, Banari L, McGlone F, Kwatra SG, Chan Y-H, Yosipovitch G. 2012. The pleasurability of scratching an itch: a psychophysical and topographical assessment. Br J Dermatol, 166 :981-985 >DOI >Link

Mehrabyan A, Guest S, Essick G, McGlone F. 2011. Tactile and thermal detection thresholds of the scalp skin Somatosensory and Motor Research, 28 :31-47 >DOI

Eldeghaidy S, Marciani L, McGlone F, Hollowood T, Hort J, Head K, Taylor AJ, Busch J, Spiller RC, Gowland PA, Francis ST. 2011. The cortical response to the oral perception of fat emulsions and the effect of taster status JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 105 :2572-2581 >DOI >Link

Guest S, Dessirier JM, Mehrabyan A, McGlone F, Essick G, Gescheider G, Fontana A, Xiong R, Ackerley R, Blot K. 2011. The development and validation of sensory and emotional scales of touch perception ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 73 :531-550 >DOI >Link

Bilderbeck AC, McCabe C, Wakeley J, McGlone F, Harris T, Cowen PJ, Rogers RD. 2011. Serotonergic Activity Influences the Cognitive Appraisal of Close Intimate Relationships in Healthy Adults BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 69 :720-725 >DOI >Link

Kaplan I, Levin T, Papoiu ADP, Patel N, Patel T, Calderon S, Littner M, McGlone F, Yosipovitch G. 2011. Thermal sensory and pain thresholds in the tongue and chin change with age, but are not altered in burning mouth syndrome. Skin Res Technol, 17 :196-200 >DOI >Link

Essick GK, McGlone F, Dancer C, Fabricant D, Ragin Y, Phillips N, Jones T, Guest S. 2010. Quantitative assessment of pleasant touch NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 34 :192-203 >DOI

Olausson H, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, Vallbo A. 2010. The neurophysiology of unmyelinated tactile afferents NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 34 :185-191 >DOI

McGlone F, Spence C. 2010. The cutaneous senses: Touch, temperature, pain/itch, and pleasure NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 34 :145-147 >DOI

Trulsson M, Francis ST, Bowtell R, McGlone F. 2010. Brain Activations in Response to Vibrotactile Tooth Stimulation: a Psychophysical and fMRI Study JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 104 :2257-2265 >DOI >Link

Nebel MB, Folger S, Tommerdahl M, Hollins M, McGlone F, Essick G. 2010. Temporomandibular Disorder Modifies Cortical Response to Tactile Stimulation JOURNAL OF PAIN, 11 :1083-1094 >DOI >Link

McGlone F, Reilly D. 2010. The cutaneous sensory system. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 34 :148-159 >DOI >Link

Schachter SC, Guttag J, Schiff SJ, Schomer DL. 2009. Advances in the Application of Technology to Epilepsy: The CIMIT/NIO Epilepsy Innovation Summit EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR, 16 :3-46 >DOI >Link

Simoes-Franklin C, Whitaker AT, McGlone F, Newell FN. 2009. Is this real or fake? An fMRI investigation of material properties PERCEPTION, 38 :127-127 >Link

Guest S, Essick G, Dessirier JM, Blot K, Lopetcharat K, McGlone F. 2009. Sensory and affective judgments of skin during inter- and intrapersonal touch ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA, 130 :115-126 >DOI >Link

Summers IR, Francis ST, Bowtell RW, McGlone FP, Clemence M. 2009. A functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging investigation of cortical activation from moving vibrotactile stimuli on the fingertip JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 125 :1033-1039 >DOI

Loken LS, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, Olausson H. 2009. Coding of pleasant touch by unmyelinated afferents in humans NATURE NEUROSCIENCE, 12 :547-548 >DOI >Link

Paterson S, Schmelz M, McGlone F, Turner G, Rukwied R. 2009. Facilitated neurotrophin release in sensitized human skin. Eur J Pain, 13 :399-405 >DOI >Link

Goodman T, Montgomery R, Bialek A, Forbes A, Rides M, Aisling WT, Overvliet K, McGlone F, Van Der Heijden G. 2008. The measurement of naturalness (MONAT) Proceedings of the 12th IMEKO TC1 Education and Training in Measurement and Instrumentation and TC7 Measurement Science Joint Symposium on "Man, Science and Measurement" 2008, :31-36

Olausson H, Cole J, Rylander K, McGlone F, Lamarre Y, Wallin BG, Kraemer H, Wessberg J, Elam M, Bushnell MC, Vallbo A. 2008. Functional role of unmyelinated tactile afferents in human hairy skin: sympathetic response and perceptual localization EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 184 :135-140 >DOI >Link

Cascio C, McGlone F, Folger S, Tannan V, Baranek G, Pelphrey KA, Essick G. 2008. Tactile perception in adults with autism: A multidimensional psychophysical study JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 38 :127-137 >DOI

Small DM, Veldhuizen MG, Felsted J, Mak YE, McGlone F. 2008. Separable substrates for anticipatory and consummatory food chemosensation NEURON, 57 :786-797 >DOI >Link

Malik S, McGlone F, Bedrossian D, Dagher A. 2008. Ghrelin modulates brain activity in areas that control appetitive behavior CELL METABOLISM, 7 :400-409 >DOI >Link

Guest S, Essick G, Young M, Phillips N, McGlone F. 2008. The effect of oral drying and astringent liquids on the perception of mouth wetness PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 93 :889-896 >DOI >Link

Olausson HW, Cole J, Vallbo A, McGlone F, Elam M, Kramer HH, Rylander K, Wessberg J, Bushnell MC. 2008. Unmyelinated tactile afferents have opposite effects on insular and somatosensory cortical processing NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 436 :128-132 >DOI >Link

McCabe C, Rolls ET, Bilderbeck A, McGlone F. 2008. Cognitive influences on the affective representation of touch and the sight of touch in the human brain SOCIAL COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 3 :97-108 >DOI >Link

Williams MA, McGlone F, Abbott DF, Mattingley JB. 2008. Stimulus-driven and strategic neural responses to fearful and happy facial expressions in humans EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 27 :3074-3082 >DOI

Simmons SE, Saxby BK, McGlone FP, Jones DA. 2008. The effect of passive heating and head cooling on perception, cardiovascular function and cognitive performance in the heat. Eur J Appl Physiol, 104 :271-280 >DOI >Link

Yosipovitch G, Carstens E, McGlone F. 2007. Chronic itch and chronic pain: Analogous mechanisms PAIN, 131 :4-7 >DOI >Link

Guest S, Essick G, Patel A, Prajapati R, McGlone F. 2007. Labeled magnitude scales for oral sensations of wetness, dryness, pleasantness and unpleasantness FOOD QUALITY AND PREFERENCE, 18 :342-352 >DOI >Link

Fairweather LA, Reilly D, McGlone F. 2007. The potential of modern chromatographic-mass spectrometric techniques applied to itch mediator investigation ACTA DERMATO-VENEREOLOGICA, 87 :473-473 >Link

Rukwied R, Paterson S, McGlone F, Turner G, Schmelz M. 2007. Release of growth factors in human skin ACTA DERMATO-VENEREOLOGICA, 87 :470-471 >Link

McGlone F, Schmelz M. 2007. How does your scalp feel? A brief history of scalp somatosensory mechanisms, from the bad to the good .... ACTA DERMATO-VENEREOLOGICA, 87 :463-463 >Link

Guest S, Grabenhorst F, Essick G, Chen Y, Young M, McGlone F, de Araujo I, Rolls ET. 2007. Human cortical representation of oral temperature PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 92 :975-984 >DOI

McGlone F, Vallbo AB, Olausson H, Loken L, Wessberg J. 2007. Discriminative touch and emotional touch. Can J Exp Psychol, 61 :173-183 >Link

Rich AN, Williams MA, Puce A, Syngeniotis A, Howard MA, McGlone F, Mattingley JB. 2006. Neural correlates of imagined and synaesthetic colours Neuropsychologia, 44 :2918-2925 >DOI

Cole J, Bushnell MC, McGlone F, Elam M, Lamarre Y, Vallbo A, Olausson H. 2006. Unmyelinated tactile afferents underpin detection of low-force monofilaments MUSCLE & NERVE, 34 :105-107 >DOI >Link

Mourao-Miranda J, Reynaud E, McGlone F, Calvert G, Brammer M. 2006. The impact of temporal compression and space selection on SVM analysis of single-subject and multi-subject fMFI data NEUROIMAGE, 33 :1055-1065 >DOI >Link

Guest S, Essick G, Young M, Lee A, Phillips N, McGlone F. 2006. Oral hydration, parotid salivation and the perceived pleasantness of small water volumes PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 89 :724-734 >DOI >Link

Rich AN, Williams MA, McGlone F, Cunnington R, Mattingley JB. 2006. Increased attention to tactile stimuli modulates the amygdala response to visual affective stimuli PERCEPTION, 35 :235-235 >Link

Williams MA, McGlone F, Abbott DF, Mattingley JB. 2005. Differential amygdala responses to happy and fearful facial expressions depend on selective attention NEUROIMAGE, 24 :417-425 >DOI >Link

Branston NM, El-Deredy W, McGlone FP. 2005. Changes in neural complexity of the EEG during a visual oddball task CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 116 :151-159 >DOI >Link

Bolanowski SJ, Verrillo RT, McGlone F. 2004. Passive, active and intra-active (self) touch BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 148 :41-45 >DOI >Link

Williams MA, Morris AP, McGlone F, Abbott DF, Mattingley JB. 2004. Amygdala responses to fearful and happy facial expressions under conditions of binocular suppression JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 24 :2898-2904 >DOI

Zald DH, Boileau I, El-Dearedy W, Gunn R, McGlone F, Dichter GS, Dagher A. 2004. Dopamine transmission in the human striatum during monetary reward tasks JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 24 :4105-4112 >DOI >Link

Essick G, Guest S, Martinez E, Chen C, McGlone F. 2004. Site-dependent and subject-related variations in perioral thermal sensitivity SOMATOSENSORY AND MOTOR RESEARCH, 21 :159-175 >DOI >Link

Hoang TN, El-Deredy W, Bentley DE, Jones AKP, Lisboa PJ, McGlone F. 2004. Dipole source localisation using independent component analysis: single trial localisation of laser evoked pain. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 1 :403-406 >DOI >Link

Fairweather I, McGlone F, Reilly D, Rukwied R. 2004. Controlled dermal cell damage as human in vivo model for localised pain and inflammation. Inflamm Res, 53 :118-123 >DOI >Link

Butterworth S, Francis S, Kelly E, McGlone F, Bowtell R, Sawle GV. 2003. Abnormal cortical sensory activation in dystonia: An fMRI study MOVEMENT DISORDERS, 18 :673-682 >DOI >Link

Rolls ET, O'Doherty J, Kringelbach ML, Francis S, Bowtell R, McGlone F. 2003. Representations of pleasant and painful touch in the human orbitofrontal and cingulate cortices CEREBRAL CORTEX, 13 :308-317 >DOI

de Araujo IET, Rolls ET, Kringelbach ML, McGlone F, Phillips N. 2003. Taste-olfactory convergence, and the representation of the pleasantness of flavour, in the human brain EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 18 :2059-2068 >DOI >Link

Eimer M, Holmes A, McGlone FP. 2003. The role of spatial attention in the processing of facial expression: An ERP study of rapid brain responses to six basic emotions Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 3 :97-110 >DOI

Verrillo RT, Bolanowski SJ, McGlone FP. 2003. Intra- and interactive touch on the face SOMATOSENSORY AND MOTOR RESEARCH, 20 :3-11 >DOI >Link

Poliakoff E, O'Boyle DJ, Moore AP, McGlone FP, Cody FWJ, Spence C. 2003. Orienting of attention and Parkinson's disease: tactile inhibition of return and response inhibition BRAIN, 126 :2081-2092 >DOI >Link

de Araujo IET, Kringelbach ML, Rolls ET, McGlone F. 2003. Human cortical responses to water in the mouth, and the effects of thirst JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 90 :1865-1876 >DOI >Link

Lloyd DM, Merat N, McGlone F, Spence C. 2003. Crossmodal links between audition and touch in covert endogenous spatial attention PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 65 :901-924 >DOI >Link

Essick GK, Chopra A, Guest S, McGlone F. 2003. Lingual tactile acuity, taste perception, and the density and diameter of fungiform papillae in female subjects PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 80 :289-302 >DOI

Norrsell S, Gutteridge S, Francis ST, Bowtell R, Mcglone F, Trulsson M. 2003. A functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of brain activation during dental vibration. JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 82 :B94-B94

Dvorak M, Watkinson A, McGlone F, Rukwied R. 2003. Histamine induced responses are attenuated by a cannabinoid receptor agonist in human skin. Inflamm Res, 52 :238-245 >DOI >Link

Rukwied R, Watkinson A, McGlone F, Dvorak M. 2003. Cannabinoid agonists attenuate capsaicin-induced responses in human skin. Pain, 102 :283-288 >Link

Spence C, Bentley DE, Phillips N, McGlone FP, Jones AKP. 2002. Selective attention to pain: a psychophysical investigation EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 145 :395-402 >DOI >Link

Poliakoff E, Spence C, O'Boyle DJ, Moore P, McGlone F, Cody FWJ. 2002. Tactile inhibition of return in patients with Parkinson's disease JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, :44-44 >Link

Rukwied R, Zeck S, Schmelz M, McGlone F. 2002. Sensitivity of human scalp skin to pruritic stimuli investigated by intradermal microdialysis in vivo JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY, 47 :245-250 >DOI >Link

Poliakoff E, Spence C, O'Boyle DJ, McGlone FP, Cody FWJ. 2002. Tactile inhibition of return: non-ocular response inhibition and mode of response EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 146 :54-59 >DOI >Link

Hagen MC, Franzen O, McGlone F, Essick G, Dancer C, Pardo JV. 2002. Tactile motion activates the human middle temporal/V5 (MT/V5) complex EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 16 :957-964 >DOI >Link

McGlone F, Kelly EF, Trulsson M, Francis ST, Westling G, Bowtell R. 2002. Functional neuroimaging studies of human somatosensory cortex. Behav Brain Res, 135 :147-158 >Link

Harding CR, Moore AE, Rogers JS, Meldrum H, Scott AE, McGlone FP. 2002. Dandruff: a condition characterized by decreased levels of intercellular lipids in scalp stratum corneum and impaired barrier function. Arch Dermatol Res, 294 :221-230 >DOI >Link

Spence C, McGlone FP. 2001. Reflexive spatial orienting of tactile attention EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 141 :324-330 >DOI >Link

Spence C, McGlone FP, Kettenmann B, Kobal G. 2001. Attention to olfaction - A psychophysical investigation EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 138 :432-437 >DOI >Link

Rolls ET, Kringelbach RL, O'Doherty J, Francis S, Bowtell R, McGlone F. 2001. Pleasant and painful touch are represented in the human orbitofrontal cortex NEUROIMAGE, 13 :S468-S468 >Link

Trulsson M, Francis ST, Kelly EF, Westling G, Bowtell R, McGlone F. 2001. Cortical responses to single mechanoreceptive afferent microstimulation revealed with fMRI NeuroImage, 13 :613-622 >DOI

O'Doherty J, Rolls ET, Francis S, Bowtell R, McGlone F. 2001. Representation of pleasant and aversive taste in the human brain JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 85 :1315-1321 >Link

Longe SE, Wise R, Bantick S, Lloyd D, Johansen-Berg H, McGlone F, Tracey I. 2001. Counter-stimulatory effects on pain perception and processing are significantly altered by attention: an fMRI study NEUROREPORT, 12 :2021-2025 >DOI >Link

Tipper SP, Phillips N, Dancer C, Lloyd D, Howard LA, McGlone F. 2001. Vision influences tactile perception at body sites that cannot be viewed directly EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 139 :160-167 >DOI

Zaman A, Moody W, McGlone F, Roberts N. 2001. An fMRI study of touch NEUROIMAGE, 13 :S1285-S1285 >Link

Longe S, Wise R, Bantick S, Johansen-Berg H, Lloyd D, McGlone F, Tracey I. 2001. Counter-stimulatory effects on pain perception and processing are significantly altered by attention: an fMRI study NEUROIMAGE, 13 :S1216-S1216 >Link

Howard MA, McGlone F, Tipper S, Brooks JCW, Sluming V, Phillips N, Roberts N. 2001. Action observation in orchestral string players using efMRI. NEUROIMAGE, 13 :S1189-S1189 >Link

McGlone F, Rukwied R, Hitchcock D, Howard MN, Brooks N, Roberts N. 2001. fMRI response to itch induced by histamine iontophoresis NEUROIMAGE, 13 :S910-S910 >Link

Spence C, Kettenmann B, Kobal G, McGlone FP. 2001. Shared attentional resources for processing visual and chemosensory information QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SECTION A-HUMAN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 54 :775-783 >DOI >Link

McGlone F, Trulsson M, Francis S, Kelly E, Westling G, Bowtell R. 2000. Cortical responses to single mechanoreceptive afferent microstimulation revealed with fMRI NeuroImage, 11

Howard MA, Singh KD, McGlone F, Hitchcock D, Roberts N. 2000. Brain activations to passive observation of behaviourally relevant actions- An fMRI study NeuroImage, 11

O'Doherty J, Rolls ET, Francis S, Bowtell R, McGlone F, Kobal G, Renner B, Ahne G. 2000. Sensory-specific satiety-related olfactory activation of the human orbitofrontal cortex NEUROREPORT, 11 :399-403 >DOI >Link

Francis ST, Kelly EF, Bowtell R, Dunseath WJR, Folger SE, McGlone F. 2000. FMRI of the responses to vibratory stimulation of digit tips NEUROIMAGE, 11 :188-202 >DOI >Link

O'Doherty J, Rolls ET, Francis S, Bowtell R, McGlone F, Kobal G, Renner B, Ahne G. 2000. Sensory-specific satiety-related olfactory activation of the human orbitofrontal cortex NEUROREPORT, 11 :893-897 >DOI >Link

Rukwied R, Lischetzki G, McGlone F, Heyer G, Schmelz M. 2000. Mast cell mediators other than histamine induce pruritus in atopic dermatitis patients: a dermal microdialysis study BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 142 :1114-1120 >DOI >Link

Spence C, Lloyd D, McGlone F, Nicholls MER, Driver J. 2000. Inhibition of return is supramodal: a demonstration between all possible pairings of vision, touch, and audition EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 134 :42-48 >DOI >Link

Spence C, Kettenmann B, Kobal G, McGlone FP. 2000. Selective attention to the chemosensory modality PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 62 :1265-1271 >DOI >Link

James A, Essick GK, Kelly DG, Tappouni H, McGlone FP. 2000. Frequency and site-dependent variations in vibration detection thresholds on the face SOMATOSENSORY AND MOTOR RESEARCH, 17 :349-360 >Link

Francis ST, Kelly E, Dunseath R, Folger S, Bowtell RW, McGlone F. 1999. Somatotopic mapping of the human postcentral gyrus NeuroImage, 9

Butterworth S, Francis S, Kelly E, Dunseath R, Bowtell RW, McGlone F, Sawle GV. 1999. Abnormal digital sensory representation in writer's cramp NeuroImage, 9

Francis S, Rolls ET, Bowtell R, McGlone F, O'Doherty J, Browning A, Clare S, Smith E. 1999. The representation of pleasant touch in the brain and its relationship with taste and olfactory areas NEUROREPORT, 10 :453-459 >DOI >Link

Essick GK, James A, McGlone FP. 1999. Psychophysical assessment of the affective components of non-painful touch NEUROREPORT, 10 :2083-2087 >DOI

Lloyd DM, Spence C, McGlone FP. 1999. Crossmodal links in spatial attention between audition and touch. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, :56-56

McGlone F, Lloyd D, Francis S. 1999. The role of the superior colliculus in tactile attention - An fMRI study. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, :56-56

Verrillo RT, Bolanowski SJ, McGlone FP. 1999. Subjective magnitude of tactile roughness SOMATOSENSORY AND MOTOR RESEARCH, 16 :352-360 >Link

Bolanowski SJ, Verrillo RT, McGlone F. 1999. Passive, active and intra-active (self) touch SOMATOSENSORY AND MOTOR RESEARCH, 16 :304-311 >Link

Lloyd DM, Bolanowski SJ, Howard L, McGlone F. 1999. Mechanisms of attention in touch. Somatosens Mot Res, 16 :3-10 >Link

Tipper SP, Lloyd D, Shorland B, Dancer C, Howard LA, McGlone F. 1998. Vision influences tactile perception without proprioceptive orienting NEUROREPORT, 9 :1741-1744 >DOI

Verrillo RT, Bolanowski SJ, Checkosky CM, McGlone FP. 1998. Effects of hydration on tactile sensation SOMATOSENSORY AND MOTOR RESEARCH, 15 :93-108 >DOI >Link

Rolls ET, Francis S, Bowtell R, Browning AS, Clare S, Smith E, McGlone F. 1997. Taste and olfactory activation of the orbitofrontal cortex NeuroImage, 5

Rolls ET, Francis S, Bowtell R, Browning AS, Clare S, Smith E, McGlone F. 1997. Pleasant touch activates the orbitofrontal cortex NeuroImage, 5

McGlone F, Wells C. 1991. Peroperative monitoring during percutaneous thermocoagulation of the Gasserian ganglion for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Br J Neurosurg, 5 :39-42 >Link

Tulgar M, McGlone F, Bowsher D, Miles JB. 1991. Comparative effectiveness of different stimulation modes in relieving pain. Part II. A double-blind controlled long-term clinical trial. Pain, 47 :157-162 >Link

Tulgar M, McGlone F, Bowsher D, Miles JB. 1991. Comparative effectiveness of different stimulation modes in relieving pain. Part I. A pilot study. Pain, 47 :151-155 >Link

MCGLONE FP, MARSH D. 1990. STIMULATORS FOR TREATMENT OF PAIN ADVANCES IN PAIN RESEARCH AND THERAPY, 13 :79-82 >Link

BINDER HJ, MCGLONE F, SANDLE GI. 1989. EFFECTS OF CORTICOSTEROID HORMONES ON THE ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY OF RAT DISTAL COLON - IMPLICATIONS FOR NA+ AND K+ TRANSPORT JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 410 :425-441 >DOI >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F, DAVIES RJ. 1988. ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY OF RAT DISTAL COLON AFTER PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY - IMPLICATIONS FOR K-TRANSPORT PFLUGERS ARCHIV-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY, 412 :172-182 >DOI >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F. 1987. SEGMENTAL VARIABILITY OF MEMBRANE CONDUCTANCES IN RAT AND HUMAN COLONIC EPITHELIA - IMPLICATIONS FOR NA, K AND CL TRANSPORT PFLUGERS ARCHIV-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY, 410 :173-180 >DOI >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F. 1987. ACUTE EFFECTS OF DEXAMETHASONE ON CATION-TRANSPORT IN COLONIC EPITHELIUM GUT, 28 :701-706 >DOI >Link

MCGLONE FP, RUSSELL IJ, SAND O. 1979. MEASUREMENT OF CALCIUM-ION CONCENTRATIONS IN THE LATERAL LINE CUPULAE OF XENOPUS-LAEVIS JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 83 :123-130 >Link

Kaplan I, Levin T, Papoui A, Patel N, Patel T, Calderon S, Littner M, McGlone FP, Yosipovitch G. Thermal sensory and pain thresholds in the tongue and chin change with age, but are not altered in burning mouth syndrome Skin Research and Technology, :1-5

McGlone F, Cerritelli F, Walker SC, Esteves J. The role of gentle touch in perinatal osteopathic manual therapy Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 72 >DOI

Puts N, Edden R, Evans J, McGlone F, McGonigle G. Regionally-Specific Human GABA Concentration Correlates with Tactile Discrimination Thresholds J Neuroscience 2011,

Guest S, Mehrabyan A, Essick G, McGlone F. Physics and tactile perception of fluid-covered surfaces. Journal of Tesxture Studies 2011, >DOI

Malik S, McGlone FP, Dahger A. State of expectancy modulates the neural response to visual food stimuli in humans. Appetite,

Books

Olausson H, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F. 2016. Preface :v-viii 9781493964185 >DOI

Olausson H, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F. 2016. Preface :v-viii 9781493964185 >DOI

Yosipovitch G. 2004. Itch: basic mechanisms and therapy McGlone F, Fleischer A, Greaves M, Yosipovitch G. Informa HealthCare 9780824747473

Chapters

Ackerley R, Wasling HB, McGlone F. 2016. The touch landscape Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents :85-109 9781493964185 >DOI

McGlone F, Walker SC. 2016. Losing Touch: An unrecognised consequence of ageing Wynants M, Nuyttens G. Age - From the anatomy of life to the architecture of living ASP 9789057185076

McGlone F, Walker SC, Ackerley R. 2016. Affective Touch and Human Grooming Behaviours: Feeling Good and Looking Good Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents Springer 9781493964185

McGlone FP. 2008. The two sides of touch: sensing and feeling Chatterjee H, MacDonald S, Prytherch D, Noble G. Touch in museums :41-60 Berg Publishers 9781847882387

McGlone FP, Reilly D. Sensitive skin and the somatosensory system Louis MEOS. Cosmetic Dermatology Wiley Blackwell

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Kwatra SG, bin Saif GA, Papoiu AD, McGlone F, Chan Y, Yosipovitch G. 2012. The pleasurability of scratching an Itch: A psychophysical and topographical assessment JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 132 :S86-S86 >Link

Bilderbeck AC, McCabe C, McGlone F, Wakeley J, Di Simplicio M, Godlewska B, Harris T, Cowen PJ, Rogers RD. 2010. Testing the role of serotonin in the appraisal of romantic relationships in healthy adults: implications for depression EUROPEAN NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, ECNP Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for Young Scientists in Europe 20 :S32-S33 >DOI

Maddison B, Foy V, Stocks J, Singleton S, McGlone F. 2009. Japanese cheek skin has greater ASIC and heightened sensory thresholds compared to hairline skin JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 69th Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Investigative-Dermatology 129 :S77-S77 >Link

McGlone F, Dunseath R, Stern J. 2009. SIMULTANEOUS EEG AND FUNCTIONAL MRI EMPLOYING NOVEL NOISE REDUCTION EPILEPSIA, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American-Epilepsy-Society 50 :82-82 >Link

Maddison B, Foy V, Civil J, Singleton S, McGlone F. 2007. Differences in sensory & nerve fiber distribution between ethnic (sub) populations JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 68th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Investigative-Dermatology 127 :S80-S80 >Link

Foy V, Shingleton W, Alicea J, O'Leary J, Maddison B, McGlone F, Meldrum H. 2007. Perception of sting and response to irritants is associated with a weak barrier JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 68th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Investigative-Dermatology 127 :S79-S79 >Link

Holmes N, Spence C, Mackay C, McGlone F, Calvert G. 2006. Visual-tactile interactions in tool use: Multisensory peripersonal space or multisensory spatial attention? JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 20 :325-326 >Link

Williams M, Cunnington R, McGlone F, Mattingley J. 2005. The effect of selective attention on affective touch: An fMRI investigation. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 12th Annnual Meeting of the Cognitive-Neuroscience-Society :49-49

Rich A, Williams M, Syngeniotis A, Puce A, Howard M, McGlone F, Mattingley L. 2005. Neural responses during conflict between real and synaesthetic colours: An fMRI study of the synaesthetic stroop effect JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 12th Annnual Meeting of the Cognitive-Neuroscience-Society :45-45

Rich AN, Puce A, Williams MA, Howard MA, Syngeniotis A, McGlone F, Mattingley JB. 2003. Colour my brain: Neural correlates of color-graphemic synaesthesia AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 55 :89-89 >Link

Williams MA, Morris AP, Howard MA, McGlone F, Abbott D, Mattingley JB. 2003. The role of attention in processing facial emotion: An fMRI study AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 55 :96-96 >Link

Willis CM, Bantick SJ, Tracey I, Rukwied R, McGlone F, Orton DI, Wilkinson JD. 2002. Comparative time courses of blood flow and itch in wheal-and-flare reactions induced by histamine and type I allergens JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 119 :759-759 >Link

Hagen M, McGlone F, Dancer C, Essick G, Franzen O, Pardo J. 2001. Tactile motion activates the human MT/V5 complex: A PET study NEUROIMAGE, 13 :S1177-S1177 >Link

Francis S, Summers I, Clemence M, McGlone F, Chanter C, Bowtell R. 2001. An fMRI study of brain activation due to tactile motion NEUROIMAGE, 13 :S1166-S1166 >Link

Sleigh A, Francis S, McGlone F, Kelly E, Gowland P, Bowtell R. 2001. Effect of frequency of vibrotactile stimulation on the Brain Response measured using fMRI NEUROIMAGE, 13 :S1254-S1254 >Link

MCGLONE FP, MARSH D. 1990. STIMULATORS FOR TREATMENT OF PAIN LIPTON S, TUNKS E, ZOPPI M. PAIN CLINIC /, 3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMP ON THE PAIN CLINIC 13 :79-82 >Link

MCGLONE F, SANDLE GI. 1988. MECHANISM OF ENHANCED POTASSIUM SECRETION IN ISOLATED RAT DISTAL COLON FOLLOWING PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 403 :P117-P117 >Link

MCGLONE F, SANDLE GI. 1988. COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTS OF PURE MINERALOCORTICOID AND GLUCOCORTICOID HORMONES ON NA+ AND K+ TRANSPORT IN ISOLATED RAT DISTAL COLON JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 396 :P173-P173 >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F. 1987. DIFFERENTIAL-EFFECTS OF PURE MINERALOCORTICOID AND GLUCOCORTICOID HORMONES ON COLONIC NA+ AND K+-TRANSPORT GUT, 28 :A1335-A1336 >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F, CROWE P, MARSH MN. 1987. SODIUM (NA) TRANSPORT-PROPERTIES OF COLONIC EPITHELIUM IN PATIENTS WIT INFLAMMATORY BOWEL-DISEASE (IBD) GASTROENTEROLOGY, 92 :1613-1613 >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F. 1987. SEGMENTAL VARIABILITY OF ELECTROGENIC NA+ TRANSPORT IN HUMAN-COLON GUT, 28 :A1335-A1335 >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F. 1986. MECHANISM OF ACUTE STIMULATION OF COLONIC NA AND K TRANSPORT BY GLUCOCORTICOID HORMONE GUT, 27 :A593-A593 >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F. 1986. EFFECTS OF ALDOSTERONE ON NA AND K TRANSPORT-PROPERTIES OF COLONIC EPITHELIUM GUT, 27 :A605-A605 >Link

SANDLE GI, MCGLONE F. 1986. CELLULAR BASIS FOR IMPAIRED COLONIC NA+ ABSORPTION IN ULCERATIVE-COLITIS GUT, 27 :1252-1252 >Link

MCGLONE FP, PAUL DH. 1983. CEREBELLAR EFFERENT PROJECTIONS IN THE TELEOST FISH PERCA-FLUVIATILIS JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 342 :P60-P61 >Link

MCGLONE FP, PAUL DH. 1980. MORPHOLOGY AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY OF THE CEREBELLUM OF THE PERCH, PERCA-FLUVIATILIS JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 303 :P23-P23 >Link

Clary R, Hill R, McGlone F, Li L, Kulesz-Martin M, Yosipovitch G. Montagna Symposium 2016—The Skin: Our Sensory Organ for Itch, Pain, Touch, and Pleasure Montagna Symposium 2016—

Walker SC, McGlone FP. Perceived pleasantness of social touch reflects the anatomical distribution and velocity tuning of C-tactile afferents: An affective homunculus Society for Neuroscience 2014 Annual Meeting

Patents

McGlone FP. Hair and/or scalp treatment compositions

McGlone FP. Antiperspirant or deoderant compositions

McGlone FP. Hair and/or scalp treatment compositions

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Visiting Professor Liverpool University, Awarding body: University of Liverpool, Dept of Psychology, Health & Society

Conference organisation:

Conference name: Liverpool Neuroscience Day, Position: Organiser 4th annual Liverpool Neuroscience Day at the Johnson Foundation Auditorium in the award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building., URL: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/conferences/liverpool-neuroscience-day

Conference name: International Association for the Study of Affective Touch 2nd Annual Meeting, Position: Scientific Committee / Organiser, URL: https://iasat.org/

Conference name: International Association for the Study of Affective Touch IASAT 2015 Inaugural Congress, Position: Scientific Committee / Co-Organiser President IASAT, URL: https://iasat.org/events/previous

Conference name: International Association for the Study of Affective Touch, Position: President, URL: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ea0tfm8vf0494636&oseq=&c=&ch=

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: A Flavour Symphony: links between sensation and perception, Conference title: Hacking Flavour https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hacking-flavour-perception-design-technology-gastrophysics-tickets-32602544087, Place/location of conference: Somerville College, Oxford University, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Touch & Development in Neonatal Care, Conference title: C.O.ME Foundation, Place/location of conference: Barcelona, Spain, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: 'A Symphony in C' - invited speaker, Conference title: Brain-Skin Colloquium, Manchester,UK - 23-24 March 2017 (Postponed to later in 2017), Place/location of conference: Manchester, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Discriminative & Affective Touch - Keynote, Conference title: Neurovation Symposium, Place/location of conference: Philips High Tech Campus 34, 4.039, 5656 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: A systems approach to the human somatosensory system: From 1st order neurone to primary somatosensory cortex, Conference title: Systems Neuroscience in the North-West, Place/location of conference: Manchetser University, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The CT afferent system: What is it good for?, Conference title: Symposium on Social and Affective Neuroscience, Place/location of conference: Linkoping University, Sweden, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Touching & Feeling – Two States/Two Systems, Conference title: Janelia Conference Invitation: Mammalian Circuits Underlying Touch Sensation, Place/location of conference: Janelia Farm Research Campus/HHMI, Washington, USA, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Sensing Touch & Feeling Touch: Two States – Two Systems, Conference title: Workshop On Interacting with Robots Through Touchhttp://www.socsci.uci.edu/~jkrichma/haptics_workshop.html, Place/location of conference: University California, Irvine USA, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: 'The Psychology & Neuroscience of Fragrance', Conference title: 'Psychology of Fragrance', Place/location of conference: Royal Society, London, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Dissecting the role of C tactile afferents in pain transmission perception and interoception, Conference title: IASAP - 15th World Congress on Pain. Organiser of Workshop, Place/location of conference: Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, Presentation type: Speaker & Workshop Chair

Title of presentation: The Neuroscience of Touch and the Arts, Conference title: Touch and the Visual Arts: Neuroscience, Art, and Art History, Place/location of conference: Walters Art Museum/BSi Touch and the Visual Arts Washington, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Touch That Matters Most, Conference title: 2nd Flemish Babywearing Conference, Place/location of conference: Antwerp, Belgium, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: A Symphony in C - Keynote, Conference title: The Skin: Our Sensory Organ for Itch, Pian, Touch & PLeasure, Place/location of conference: 65th AnnualMontagna Symposium , Oregon, USA, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Touch That Matters Most - Keynote., Conference title: Touch: timidity and taboo in professional care for children and young people who have been rejected, neglected and abused, Place/location of conference: British Psyshological Society, Tanernacle St, London UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External collaboration:

URL: https://www.paediatrics.ox.ac.uk/team/rebeccah-slater, Institution: University of Oxford, Collaborator: De Rebeccah Slater

URL: https://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/profile/1300/420/donna_lloyd, Institution: University of Leeds, Collaborator: Assoc Professor Donna Lloyd

URL: http://www.neurophys.gu.se/sektioner/fysiologi/neuro/johan-wessberg/, Institution: University of Gothenburg, Collaborator: Professor Johan Wessberg

URL: https://sites.google.com/site/rochelleackerley/, Institution: University of Gothenburg, Collaborator: Dr Rochelle Ackerley

URL: http://pages.bangor.ac.uk/~pss811/index.html, Institution: University of Bangor, Collaborator: Professor Paul Downing

URL: http://www.neuroscience.ox.ac.uk/directory/charles-spence, Institution: University of Oxford, Collaborator: Professor Charles Spence

URL: http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/site/people/12135/cascio-carissa.aspx, Institution: Vanderbilt University Kennedy Centre, Collaborator: Dr Carissa Cascio

URL: http://www.dentistry.unc.edu/, Institution: University of North Carolina UNC School of Dentistry and Curriculum in Neurobiology at UNC, Collaborator: Professor Greg Essick

URL: http://www.magres.nottingham.ac.uk/, Institution: Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre University of Nottingham, Collaborator: Professor Richard Bowtell & Dr Susan Francis

Institution: Sahlgrenska University Hospital Göteborg, Sweden & Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Collaborator: Professor Hakan Olausson MD PhD

URL: http://www.uws.edu.au/medicine/som, Institution: University of Western Sydney, Collaborator: Professor Vaughan Macefield - Eminent Research Visitors Scheme

External committees:

Committee name: Executive Board and Steering Committee of MedTech West, Organisation: MedTech West Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Position: Member of MedTech West’s international scientific Advisory Board

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Unileversity of Hull, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Exploring the process of itch and its dimensionality: Investigations using transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Name of University: Oxford University, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: Trinity College Dublin, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Naturalnwess Perception of MAtereials: A sensory, affective study

Name of University: University of Oxford, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: is Crossmodal Correspondences and Attention in the Context of Multisensory Product Packaging Design.

Name of University: Karolinska Institute, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Intersubject Variability in the Processing of Fearful Faces in Healthy Adults

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Name of University: Birmingham University, Award gained by the student: PhD

Industrial connections:

Company: Eli Lilly, Position or project: Invited talk at BSID meeing in Manchester - Eli Lilly sponsored session http://bsid.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BSID-2017-Annual-Meeting-Outline.pdf, URL: http://bsid.org.uk/meetings/annual-meeting/

Company: Johnson & Johnson. Skillman New Jersey, USA, Position or project: Invitation to hold a 1-day symposium on skin and touch - A Touch Symposium -, URL: https://www.jnj.com/about-jnj

Company: Reckitt & Benckiser, Position or project: Advisor - semsory role of touch in product performance, URL: http://www.rb.com/home

Company: Unilever, Position or project: Affective touch, URL: http://www.unilever.co.uk/

Company: Philips, Position or project: Trigeminal pain, URL: http://www.philips.co.uk/about/research/index.page

Media Coverage:

Links #1: http://www.sciencefriday.com/person/francis-mcglone/, Media coverage: Live radio broadcast on Science Friday (US based)

Links #2: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530100-500-why-your-brain-needs-touch-to-make-you-human/, Links #1: http://www.nature.com/scientificamericanmind/journal/v26/n4/full/scientificamericanmind0715-30.html, Media coverage: Articles in Scientific American and New Scientist

Links #1: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-refusing-touch-pupils-a-form-child-abuse-psychologists-say, Media coverage: Times Educatinal Supplement 17th Feb No 5236 The demonisation of touch. Touch plays a vital role in children’s brain development, according to Professor Francis McGlone, head of affective neuroscience at Liverpool John Moores University. “Touch isn’t just good – it’s absolutely essential,” he said. “Denying it is like denying a child oxygen. I get very exercised about the demonisation of touch. It’s cruel, in my mind. It’s another form of abuse. “The scientific evidence is incontrovertible. I’m not just talking psychononsense; I’m talking about proper, evidenced neuroscience.” Physical contact between teachers and pupils is not currently illegal. Government guidelines state that there are occasions “when physical contact…with a pupil is proper and necessary” In practice, however, many schools, either explicitly or implicitly, discourage teachers from touching pupils.

Links #2: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/hestons-recipe-for-romance-channel-4-tv-review-blowing-away-valentines-day-clich-s-with-live-snake-10034670.html, Links #1: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hestons-recipe-for-romance, Media coverage: Conceived and scientific consultants for the program. Heston Blumenthal’s Valentine Special w/t (1 x 60′) –l searches for the recipe for romance.In the show Heston looks into science, psychology and history to explore the myths behind romantic foods and finds out how to awaken the senses when it comes to physical attraction, along the way discovering some surprising revelations about food and romance. After a series of experiments on willing human guinea pigs, who are prepared to get hot under the collar in the name of research, he puts his findings into a unique meal. From Venus Cocktails to the Fig of Desire and Garden of Eden apples, the meal aims to be the ultimate culinary aphrodisiac. Five couples will experience this once-in-a -lifetime event – but will the meal have the desired effect? Channel: Channel 4 Producer: Betty / Snail Porridge TX: February 2015

Links #2: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-refusing-touch-pupils-a-form-child-abuse-psychologists-say, Links #1: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/blog, Links #3: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/teachers-who-avoid-touching-children-guilty-of-child-abuse-experts-psychologists-dangerous-a7586926.html, Media coverage: Live interview BBC Breakfast TV Sunday 19th Feb. Professor Francis McGlone from Natural Sciences and Psychology along with members of the British Psychological Society, discussed how they want schools to change their attitudes towards physical contact with students. In particular, they have called for schools to explain to parents that touch is not only necessary, but an integral part of the teacher-pupil relationship. This received international coverage including The TES The Daily Telegraph , Yahoo News The Mail Online The Times, The Independent and Schools Improvement

Links #1: http://the-scientist.com/2012/09/01/pleasant-to-the-touch/, Media coverage: Article in The Scientist magazine on the role of different classes of c-fibres in behaviour. In particular the role of pain nerves and a call of c-fibres that code for pleasant and affilliative touch

Membership of professional bodies:

President, International Association for the Study of Affective Touch, https://iasat.org/

Member, Society for Social Neuroscience, https://www.s4sn.org/

President, International Association for the Study of Affective Touch, https://iasat.org/

International Association for the Study of Pain, IASP

Member, Experimental Psychology Society, http://www.eps.ac.uk/

Member - Society for Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience, http://www.sfn.org/

Member, British Pain Society

Professor in Neuroscience, British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology, http://www.bscn.org.uk/index.aspx?Group=home&Page=home

Other invited event:

Title of event: Face the Future - Society of Cosmetic Scientistsb Symposium, Location: CROWNE PLAZA Heythrop Park Resort, Enstone Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5UF, Description: Presented a talk 'Touching the Future'

Title of event: Conference on Neuromarketing and Neuroscience in Perfumery and Cosmetics., Location: Moscow, Russia, Description: Institute of Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies Sholokhov Moscow State University invited me to give a lectrue at a Neuromarketing and Neuroscience in Perfumery and Cosmetics conference

Title of event: Cheltenham Science Festival - Public talk with Heston Blumenthal 'The Joy of Food', Location: Cheltenham, UK, Description: The session was shared with Heston B who also spoke on multisensory processing + a audience demonstration follwed by public Q&A with HB and myself

Title of event: PhilSoc Manchester Grammar Schools, Location: Manchester Museum , Manchester, UK, Description: The prestigious Natural Philosophy Society, or PhilSoc as it is known, is the oldest running society of The Manchester Grammar School. It is aimed at A-Level students who have a keen interest in science, offering them an opportunity to hear from academic experts across all fields of biology, chemistry and physics.

Public engagement:

Venue/location: CH60 4RH, Title of the activity: Heswall Science Festival, Type of activity: Lecture : The Two Sides of Touch, Audience type: General public, Audience numbers: ~ 200, Your role in the activity (e.g. organiser, invited speaker, participant etc.): Invited Speaker

Venue/location: CH60 4RH, Title of the activity: Heswall Science Day, Type of activity: Lecrture 'The Multisensory Brain', Audience type: General public, Audience numbers: ~200, Your role in the activity (e.g. organiser, invited speaker, participant etc.): Invited speaker

Venue/location: Wellcome Trust, London, Title of the activity: Fevered Sleep / Wellcome Trust, Type of activity: Public debate on social touch - the rights and wrongs, Audience type: Academic and general public, Audience numbers: ~200, Your role in the activity (e.g. organiser, invited speaker, participant etc.): Invited speaker, Link URL: http://www.feveredsleep.co.uk/

Research Grants Awarded:

Pain Relief Foundation, Investigating the second order spinal projectionpathway of C- Tactile afferents and their contribution to pain processing, Dr Andrew Marshall, Grant value (£): £30K, Duration of research project: 24 months

BBSRC/CASE Studentsip - Glaxo Smith Kline, The Mulstisensory Mouth, GSK Oral Health Division, Weybridge, UK, Grant value (£): ~£100k, Duration of research project: 4 years

BIAL, Arousal effects on time perception and timed behaviour, Ruth Ogden, Michale Richcter, Grant value (£): €45000, Duration of research project: 12 months

Bial Foundation, Arousal effects on time perception and timed behaviour, Dr. Ruth Ogden, Prof. Francis McGlone, Grant value (£): 38219, Duration of research project: 1 year

Pain Relief Foundation, Development of a Concurrent Microneurography and fMRI Capability, Grant value (£): £9000, Duration of research project: 24 months

Leverhulme Trust Project Grant Application, Desire for More, Helen Storey, Grant value (£): £157,875, Duration of research project: 24 months

Leverhulme Trust Project Grant Application, Investigation of the role of 5-HT in psychological responses to affective touch, Dr Susannah Walker, NSP, LJMU, Grant value (£): £235,639, Duration of research project: 2 years