Pain Management Research Institute

Established in 1990, the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI) is a joint initiative between the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. As a division of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, PMRI pursues its broad goal of improving human health by:

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Latest News & Events

Visiting Scholar: Prof Lorimer Moseley, Thu 8 May 2014

Prof Lorimer Moseley, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, will be presenting a seminar entitled Dodgy brain maps in chronic pain and the idea of the cortical body matrix on Thu 8 May 2014 from 4:00-5:00pm. [ Find out more ]

Pain Pals Newsletter

The latest issue of Pain Pals our community newsletter is out now. Find out how you can make difference and support our activities and research. [ Read this newsletter ]

Finding Relief from Chronic Pain

A Current Affair segment was shown on Channel 9, Thursday 6th March [ Watch this program ] (4 mins)

Michael J Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre

The NSW Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP officially named the above Pain Management and Research Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital on 11 February 2014 attended by more than 60 guests, including staff from the hospital, medical colleagues and financial supporters. The Minister was full of praise for the work of Professor Cousins in pain management and research over so many years and his leadership in advising the NSW Government on developing the pain management plan for the State.

The Board of the Pain Management Research Institute is delighted to congratulate Professor Michael Cousins AO on his many achievements and for the honour bestowed upon him by Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH). We know how highly he is regarded by professionals around the world, by his peers and patients - past and present. He has made a remarkable contribution to pain management research and best practical solutions. His recognition by RNSH represents a permanent acknowledgement of his work at the Pain Management and Research Centre (PMRC).

Professor Cousins delivered the following acceptance speech that is worthy of reproducing here as a remarkable record of his leadership over so many years.