Our Research


We are a multi-disciplinary group researching ways to understand and relieve Pain.

Chronic Pain is like Dark Matter: we cannot see it, yet it can significantly affect our daily lives. About 1 in 6 British people have significant chronic pain, and almost everyone has someone with chronic pain in their family. Unfortunately, our pain treatments are very often not good enough. We need to conduct research to find better treatments.

The research conducted by the Pain Research Institute encompasses a wide range of areas within Pain Medicine. It includes:

  • assessment and treatment of the immune system
  • psychological treatments
  • the development of questionnaires to assess chronic pain
  • the assessment and treatment of abnormal brain and peripheral nerve activities

Research projects are described in more detail below: