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 see the Kolling Institute Site

Pain Management Group

Group head

Professor Michael Cousins (Director)
T: 02 9463-1526

Laboratories and their heads:

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

Cellular Research Laboratory
Dr Christopher Vaughan
T: 02 9926-4950

Pain Management Human Studies
Professor Michael Cousins
T: 02 9463-1526

Sensory-Neurophysiology Research Laboratory
Dr Paul Wrigley
T: 02 9926-4958