Dr Clare Daniel

Dr Clare DanielTel: 020 3456 1053

Eastman Dental Hospital

Facial pain

Professional background

As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Clare is the Lead of Psychological Services to Pain Management at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  She works in the Pain Management Centre (The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery) and the Facial Pain Service and the Oral Medicine Service (The Eastman Dental Hospital).

She was awarded her Clinical Psychology Doctorate in 1997 at Christchurch College Canterbury and has subsequently completed the diploma in Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University and the Practitioners Training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist Clare has worked in the field of clinical health psychology.  Her main specialty is pain but she has also worked in women’s health, audiology, and HIV and AIDs. She has worked as a research associate at Imperial College where she researched the psychological and physical impact of neuropathic pain.  She gives presentations to a variety of healthcare professionals as she passionately believes that all those involved the care of people with pain need to have a thorough understanding of the interface between pain and psychosocial factors.  

Research interests

Neuropathic pain; Outcomes of psychological pain management; Healthcare providers communication


 Daniel, H.C. (2004). Neuropathic Pain: quality of life under the spotlight. The Neuropathy Trust: Cheshire.
Daniel, H.C. (2008). Psychological therapies for acute pain – Adults. In A. Rice, D. Rowbotham, P. Macintyre, R. Howard, S.Walker (eds). Textbook of Clinical Pain Management. Hodder Arnold: London.

Daniel, H.C. (2010) Cognitive behavioural interventions. In R. Grahame, R. Keer & A Hakim (eds). Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, (2nd Ed). Elsevier: Oxford.
Daniel, H.C., Narewska, J., Serpell, M., Johnson, R., Hoggart, B. & Rice, A. (2007). Comparison of psychological and physical function in neuropathic pain and nociceptive pain: Implications for cognitive behavioral pain management programs. European Journal of Pain 12, pp. 731-41.

 Daniel, H. C. & Van Der Merwe, J. (2006). Cognitive behavioural approaches and neuropathic pain. In F. Cervero & T. S. Jensen (eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology. Elsevier: Edinburgh.

 Daniel, H. C. & Williams, A. C. de C. (2010). Pain. In D, French,K. Vedhara, A. A. Kaptein & J. Weinman (eds). Health Psychology (2nd Ed). BPS Blackwell: Chichester.
Keogh, E., Hughes, S., Ellery, D., Daniel, C. & Holdcroft, A. (2006).  Psychosocial influences on women's experience of planned elective caesarean section. Psychosomatic Medicine, (68), pp.167-174.

 Lee, J., Daniel, H. C., Brook, S. (2009). Back Pain : The Facts. Oxford University Press : Oxford.
 McKenna, L. & Daniel, H. C. (2005). The psychological management of tinnitus related insomnia.  In R. Tyler (ed.) Tinnitus Management. Thieme Medical Publishers: New York.
Martin, S., Daniel, H. C., Williams A.C.De C. (2013). How do people understand their neuropathic pain? A Q-study. Pain. 155(2): pp.349-55.
Rahman, R., Daniel, H.C. & Grahame, R. (2014). Efficacy of an out-patient pain management programme for people with joint hypermobility syndrome. Clinical Rheumatology 33 (11), pp.1665-9.
Zarnegar, R & Daniel, H. C. (2005).  Pain management programmes.  BJA:Contin Educ Anaesth Crit Care Pain (5), pp.80-83.