The Pain Relief Foundation has long supported the work of its Pain Research Institute. The Institute is now part of the University of Liverpool Department of Neurological Science. However, its research is funded entirely by donations to the Pain Relief Foundation and other external grants. The Foundation also supports the Administration Post within the Institute and also provides accommodation and laboratories for researchers.
The Pain Research Institute (PRI) is a cross-departmental, interdisciplinary institute situated with the University of Liverpool, which additionally provides a platform across the Liverpool region to include pain researchers from NHS institutions and other Universities. The PRI researchers conduct their studies into the causes and treatments of chronic, cancer, and acute pains ranging from basic laboratory approaches over clinical research in healthy volunteers and patients to randomised controlled trials assessing the efficacy of interventions, drugs and devices.
The Institute is closely associated with the Pain Clinic at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Foundation Trust. This is one of the largest pain clinics in the UK with in excess of 3,000 patients attending each year.
Many visiting doctors come to the clinic and the Pain Research Institute to observe and learn many pain relieving techniques and to collaborate on research projects.
Professor Andreas Goebel
Director of the Pain Research Institute
Reader in Pain Medicine, University of Liverpool,
Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine, Walton Centre NHS. Read more
Dr Andy Marshall
Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Honorary Lecturer in Neuroscience, University of Manchester
Honorary Lecturer and PhD student, Liverpool John Moores University. Read more
PRI Administrator, University of Liverpool Read More
Professor Francis McGlone
Professor in Neuroscience, School of Natural Sciences & Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University
Visiting Professor, University of Liverpool . Read more
Dr Bernhard Frank
Consultant in Pain Medicine, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool. Read more
Dr Selina Johnson
Pain Researcher -Clinical Research Fellow Read more
Dr Manohar Lal Sharma
Consultant in Pain Medicine, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. Read more
Dr Francis O’Neil
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery. Read more
Professor Helen Poole
Professor in Applied Health Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University. Read more
Dr Katie Herron
Dr Uazman Alam
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease Read More
Professor John Quinn
Professor and Chair of Neurobiology Read More