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

Visiting Scholar: Prof Justin Kenardy, Thu 15 October 2015

Prof Justin Kenardy from The University of Queensland will be presenting a seminar entitled Psychological trauma and injury on Thu 15 October 2015 from 5:00-6:00pm. [Find out more]

Public Health Forum on Pain Research, Tue 13 October 2015

People living with chronic pain or caring for someone with this condition are invited to attend a free public health forum organised by the Pain Management Research Institute and Rotary District 9685. Keynote speaker is Dr Charles Brooker, staff anaesthetist, pain specialist and Director of the Pain Management Research Centre at Royal North Shore. [ Find out more]

Putting CBT Skills into Practice Online Webinars

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

Can your brain reduce your pain?

PMRI's Professor Michael Nicholas and Lesley Brydon, Chief Executive of Pain Australia, were interviewed on ABC Radio National's Life Matters program about "Can your brain reduce your pain?" (21 May 2015) [Listen to the interview]

Training the brain to feel less pain

This Sydney Morning Herald article discusses how learning Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques from a trained professional can make a positive difference in managing pain (10 May 2015). [Read article]

Honorary Doctorate awarded to Professor Michael Nicholas

Sweden’s Örebro University and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences warmly welcomed Professor Michael Nicholas as an honorary doctor to celebrate his dedicated work on the influence of psychological factors on pain perception. [ Read more ]

Pain Management Multidisciplinary Workshop - Feb 2016

Registrations are open for our highly regarded Pain Management Multidiscplinary Workshop running in Sydney in February 2016. [ Find out more ]

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. The event was attended by more than 60 guests, including staff from the hospital, medical colleagues and financial supporters. [Read more]