Research programs - overview

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The Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI) comprises basic and translational researchers, and many members directly involved in clinical treatment, research and education programs. PMRI runs an intensive research program investigating mechanisms and treatment of a wide range of severe persistent pain problems that many people suffer.

Our research pursues the broad theme that persistent pain is a disease entity with its own symptoms, signs and underlying disorders such as abnormal sensory, spinal cord and brain neuronal physiology, neurochemistry, anatomy, and pathology.

The laboratories include the Cognitive and Behavioural Research Laboratory, Cellular Physiology of Pain Research Laboratory, Pain Management Human Studies Group and the Spinal Cord Injury Pain Clinical Research Laboratory.

For further details, please see the Kolling Institute Site.

Pain Management Group

Professor Michael Cousins, Director
Group Head and Head of Pain Management Human Studies
P: 02 9463 1526

Professor Michael Nicholas
Cognitive and Behavioural Research Laboratory
P: 02 9463 1515

Dr Christopher Vaughan
Cellular Research Laboratory
P: 02 9926 4950

Dr Paul Wrigley
Clinical Pain Neurophysiology Laboratory
P: 02 9926 4958