Who we are
The Centre is co-directed by David Walsh, Professor of Rheumatology, and Victoria Chapman Professor of Neuropharmacology.
See the full list of Pain Centre members.
Our mission is to pursue international excellence in multidisciplinary, translational research, thereby enhancing understanding of pain and improving its treatment.
The team, led by a multidisciplinary team bringing together expertise in the investigation of pain mechanisms and the evaluation and development of existing and new analgesics.
Psychological aspects, including patients’ beliefs about their pain are being studied alongside magnetic resonance imaging of brain activity. Studies of the peripheral, spinal and brain mechanisms contributing to arthritis pain is increasing our understanding and pointing the way to the potential of novel treatment targets.
The Centre provides training for clinical and non-clinical scientists in research methodology relevant to pain mechanisms and treatment. Further information on current and past PhD studentships in the Pain Centre can be found here.
Unfortunately, the centre is unable to provide clinical advice for the treatment of arthritis and would suggest you contact your doctor.
Further information and support regarding arthritis can be found via the Versus Arthritis website.