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  Chronic pain: from public health impact to impact on public health policy
  Prof G Macfarlane, Dr K Oliver
Application Deadline: 22 March 2019
Chronic pain represents a frequent and disabling condition and it is generally acknowledged that it represents and important public health problem and economic burden.
  Validation of a new tool for pain phenotyping
  Dr D Talmi, Prof A Jones
Applications accepted all year round
Pain experience is not a direct reflection of tissue damage, but is sensitive to the expectations individuals have prior to pain administration.
  Assessment of excitability of Human pain neurons pain neurons using a novel calcium imaging assay
  Dr M Nassar
Applications accepted all year round
Pain is an important warning system to guard against tissue damage. Pathological pain, however, has no warning value and has huge economical, social and personal costs on society.
  PhD studentship in neuroscience/clinical research: The molecular basis of chronic pain
  Dr P McHugh
Application Deadline: 30 April 2019
One of the major challenges facing society today is that as we age the incidence of chronic pain (CP) increases, where research indicates that approximately…
  Spinal cord neuronal dysfunction in diabetic neuropathic pain
  Dr RP Hulse
Applications accepted all year round
Neuropathic pain is a common diabetic complication, with as many as 50% of patients suffering from sensory complications (burning pain, pins and needles).
  Personalised rehabilitation for musculoskeletal and spinal pain
  Dr A Rushton, Prof D Falla, Dr N Heneghan
Applications accepted all year round
Our PhD students are an active part of our Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine). CPR Spine was established at the University of Birmingham in 2016 following a ~£1M investment awarded to Professor Falla and Dr Rushton.
  Investigating the neural circuitry involved in the negative affective-motivational component of pain
  Dr RP Hulse, Dr C Tinsley
Applications accepted all year round
The international association of pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that is associated with actual or potential tissue damage”.
  Developing and evaluating a primary care navigation intervention for children and young people who have dental pain
  Dr V Muirhead
Applications accepted all year round
Background. A significant proportion of children still suffer from dental problems that cause acute pain despite massive improvements in children’s oral health in the UK [1].
  A novel approach to manage neuroinflammation-driven central neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury
  Dr W Huang, Prof C McCaig, Prof R Pertwee
Application Deadline: 29 March 2019
Worldwide, spinal cord injury (SCI) affects around 2.5 million people with estimated additional 500,000 new cases annually. About 50% of SCI patients suffer from central neuropathic pain (CNP), which has a major impact on daily functioning, affect rehabilitation, and often leads to depressive and suicidal states.
  Investigation of long-term sensory neuronal degeneration and pain in adult childhood cancer survivors
  Dr RP Hulse
Applications accepted all year round
Advances in childhood cancer research has led to increased understanding and early diagnosis of cancer, has led to a significant increase in childhood cancer survivorship.
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