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 Michael Nicholas - Thu 1 September 2016

Prof Michael Nicholas from The University of Sydney will be presenting an online seminar entitled Can early intervention improve outcomes for injured workers? on Thu 1 September 2016 from 12noon-1pm. [ Find out more ]

First Transplant of New Spinal Implant for Pain Relief

Our PMRI scientists and researchers have been consulting on a new spinal cord stimulation technology for lower back pain. On Tuesday 13 October 2015, the first trial patient received an implant of the new device, with another 30 or so trials planned in the weeks ahead. [Read the Sydney Morning Herald Article or watch the Channel Nine News Report]

Putting CBT Skills into Practice Online Webinars - 2016

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]

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. [Read more]