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Axel Davies Vittersø

Associate Professor/Førsteamanuensis

Axel Davies Vittersø

Axel is an associate professor in cognitive psychology.

Research area

  • Pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Sensorimotor processing
  • Bodily and spatial representations

Research Profile

Axel’s background is in cognitive/neuro psychology. His research has largely focused on how pain can influence sensorimotor processing. He is particularly interested in how people use sensory information to create bodily and spatial representations, and how these processes can be altered in certain clinical populations, such as people with chronic pain. 


2020 Ph.D., University of Bath, Bath, UK, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, & GW4BioMed Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership

2016 MSc, Health psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK

2015 BSc, Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK


2021 - Associate Professor in Psychology, Oslo New University College, Oslo, Norway 
2021 - Honorary Research Fellow, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
2021 - Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bath, Bath, UK 
2020 - Visiting Researcher, AttentionLab, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2020 - Visiting Researcher/Transition to Postdoc, L.A.B. lab, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


2021 - Oslo New University College, MSc in Cognition & Technology
2021 - Oslo New University College, BSc in Psychology
2017 - University of Bath, MSc in Health Psychology, MSc in Clinical Psychology
2016 - University of Bath, BSc in Psychology


2020 - Godfrey & Sue Hall PGR Prize/University of Bath PhD Student of the Year: Shortlisted
2019 - GW4 Early Career Neuroscientist Day: Best oral prize presentation
2017 - 3 Minute Thesis, GW4 BioMed MRC DTP: 1st place

Selected publications:


•    Twitter: @AVitterso
•    Open Science: OSF profile
•    Publications: Google Scholar