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 arthritis pain and improving its treatment.
The team, led by Professors Walsh, Chapman, Auer, Doherty, Donaldson, Scammell, Vedhara, Ferguson, Zhang and Valdes, bring 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 for Doctoral Training in Musculoskeletal Health and Pain in Ageing and Wellbeing (CDT MHPAW) provides PhD training for clinical and non-clinical scientists. The CDT MHPAW is delivered and managed collaboratively by three Nottingham centres of research excellence; the Pain Centre Versus Arthritis, the MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre of Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis. Further information.
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.