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: A/Prof Luke Henderson, Wed 16 September 2015

A/Prof Luke Henderson from The University of Sydney will be presenting a seminar entitled Pain and the Neuropathic Brain on Wed 16 September 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm. [Find out more]

Friends of PMRI:"AMBROSIA" Preview Screening, Tue 8 September 2015

PMRI Ltd invites you to attend a special preview of a new feature film 'Ambrosia' by director Rhiannon Bannenberg. The film which deals with the psychological impact of chronic pain will be presented during National Pain Week. [Read 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]

Putting CBT into Practice - Online Webinars - 2015

Our Putting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills into Practice online training webinar series are now open for registrations. Health professionals can learn how to help patients better manage chronic or persisting pain problems. [ Find out more ]

Emerging Trends in Neuropathic Pain - 1 October 2015

Registrations are open for a one-day symposium in Sydney where expert speakers will provide updates on current evidence and clinical practice in neuropathic pain. [ Find out more ]

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]