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:

Latest News & Events

Online Visiting Scholar: Dr Claire Ashton-James - 19 Jun 2019

Our own Dr. Claire Ashton-James from The University Sydney will be presenting an online webinar entitled Secure your own oxygen mask, before helping others: Why clinician wellbeing is crucial to patient outcomes on Wed 19 June 2019 from 7.00-7.45pm AEST. [Find out more]

Descending the Analgesic Ladder: A landmark forum on opioid de-prescribing for chronic pain - 29 Nov 2019

Registrations for the Descending the Analgesic Ladder: A landmark forum on opioid de-prescribing for chronic pain are now open. . This landmark forum brings together local and international experts to address the complex challenges of de-prescribing opioid medication. [Find out more]

Clinical Skills Workshop: Dealing with emotionally challenging patient encounters - 20 Sep 2019

Registrations for the Clinical Skills Workshop: Dealing with emotionally challenging patient encounters are now open. The workshop aims to help clinicians to navigate emotionally challenging patient encounters by providing participants with practical tools for responding to patients negative emotions, and managing their own negative emotional responses to patients. [Find out more]

Postgraduate Study in Pain Management - 2019 Semester 2 Applications Open

Applications to commence postgraduate study in Pain Management in Semester 2, 2019 close on 15 July 2019. Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level are available. Endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). [Find out more]

Putting CBT Skills into Practice Online Webinars - 2019 Dates Now Available

2019 dates for the Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice online training webinar series are now available and open for registrations. Develop more skills to help your patients and clients better manage chronic or persisting pain problems. [Find out more]

Orofacial Pain Degree Pathway

Designed to meet the needs of dentists and other health professionals working with patients with orofacial pain problems, the Orofacial Pain Pathway is open for applications to commence study in Semester 1, 2020. (Master of Medicine/Master of Science in Medicine degree levels only) [Read more]

Understanding Chronic Pain - National Pain Week 2018

Chronic pain sufferer Karen Shearan and Professor Michael Nicholas from the Pain Management Research Institute discuss the reality of living with chronic pain as part of National Pain Week 2018 on the Channel 9 TODAY Agenda program. (24 July 2018) [Watch now]

Surviving Sensory Nerve Connectivity Detected in Half of Spinal Cord Injury Patients

A joint research study between the Pain Management Research Institute, The University of Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia has found that half of the study's patients suffering from major spinal cord injuries still have surviving sensory nerve connections. (31 January 2018) [Read Sydney Morning Herald Article | Read ABC News Article | Read Abstract in Human Brain Mapping ]

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

The NSW Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP officially named the Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital on 11 February 2014. [Read more]