Take part in our research

Research studies that are currently recruiting are listed here:

MRI & QST Analysis in Trigeminal Neuralgia and Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain Be Part of Research (nihr.ac.uk)

Requirements: Adults over the age of 18 with a confirmed diagnosis of classical or idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia or persistent idiopathic facial pain. 

Contact: Bernhard Frank (Bernhard.Frank@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk) or Gianfranco De Stefano (Gianfranco.DeStefano@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk)


Determining the accuracy of changes in the nerves in the cornea using a method called corneal confocal microscopy to identify small nerve fibre damage in patients with fibromyalgia Be Part of Research (nihr.ac.uk)

Requirements: This study is recruiting patients with fibromyalgia and healthy volunteers. Patients and volunteers must be adults over the age of 18 and must speak English. 

Contact: Uazman Alam (Uazman.alam@liverpool.ac.uk)


The use of anakinra in treating complex regional pain syndrome by blocking interleukin-1 Be Part of Research (nihr.ac.uk)

Requirements: Adults over the age of 18 with a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) I or II. CRPS diagnosis must have been issued within the last 15 years. Must have previously completed physiotherapy and had a poor response to pain medication.

Contact: Andreas Goebel (Andreas.Goebel@liverpool.ac.uk) or David Pang (David.pang@gstt.nhs.uk)


Peripheral Microneurography and Pain Mechanisms Now Recruiting: Peripheral Microneurography & Pain Mechanisms – Somatosensory & Affective Neuroscience Group, LJMU (somaffect.org) 

Requirements: Must be aged 18-60. 

Contact: Adarsh Makdani (a.makdani@2014.ljmu.ac.uk