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  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.
  Older Adults, Pain, and Dementia: how do older adults with and without a dementia diagnosis experience and report pain?
  Dr R Edwards
Application Deadline: 31 December 2018
Applications are invited for a PhD research student on a project investigating pain experiences in older adults. Older adults are more prone to experiencing pain (Satghare et al., 2016), and also make up approximately 20% of our society (ONS, 2017), but there is minimal research conducted in this area.
  Assessment of excitability of Human pain neurons pain neurons using a novel calcium imaging assay
  Dr M Nassar
Application Deadline: 23 January 2019
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.
  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”.
  Does angiotensin signaling control NGF-mediated pain in osteoarthritis?
  Prof T Vincent, Dr F Watt
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
Pain in osteoarthritis (OA) is the most important clinical symptom in disease and poses a massive societal burden. We are one of the only groups worldwide who measures spontaneous painful behavior in mice with OA [1], [2].
  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].
  To investigate genetic variants for pain phenotypes using genome-wide association studies based on the UK Biobank cohort
  Dr W Meng, Prof B Smith
Applications accepted all year round
The UK Biobank cohort released the genetic information relating to 500,000 participants in September 2017.
  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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