Our mission

To serve the community via research and educational programs aimed at improving the management of acute pain, cancer pain and chronic non-cancer pain.


The vision of PMRI is to develop and maintain an excellent multidisciplinary group of basic and clinical researchers who interact with one another to improve the treatment of all forms of severe pain.

The Director of PMRI

Professor Michael Cousins has pioneered this field for over 30 years, serving as founding President of the Australian Pain Society, founding Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and President of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

He has published two major books on pain and over 250 scientific papers. In recognition of his work Professor Cousins has received an Order of Australia as well as Rotary and many national and international awards.