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Centre for Research on Chronic Neuropathic Pain and Inflammatory Diseases

The Centre for Research on Chronic Neuropathic and Pain Inflammatory Diseases was formed in 2010 with a vision of drawing together a team of investigators with expertise in clinical and biomedical science who were interested in unravelling the complex mechanisms of chronic nerve pain. Our aim is to build on this expertise to make internationally-important discoveries that deliver better pain management to the global community.

Our biomedical laboratory is situated in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Science. We are equipped with facilities for immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy, and in 2012 equipment purchased for neurophysiological studies will come on line.

Our clinical research is carried out in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science in two laboratories dedicated to pain research. These laboratories are equipped with facilities for quantitative sensory testing, for investigating autonomic nervous system activity, and for psychopharmacological studies of pain. One of our laboratories is also equipped with purpose-built facilities for recording responses to optokinetic stimulation, used to investigate the biological basis of migraine.