Tissue damage is neither necessary nor sufficient for pain. The more we learn about pain the more this becomes apparent, most significantly when we consider the 20% of people for whom quality of life is reduced by a chronic pain problem. I undertake studies that aim to increase our understanding of why things hurt, why things keep hurting and how we can better prevent and manage chronic pain in the community. There are several themes to this research. One investigates how our brain makes us feel things in our body and how we can change those feelings. Another investigates how changes that occur in the central nervous system when pain persists can be targeted by treatment. Another investigates whether or not such treatments actually work, in the real world.
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Prof Lorimer Moseley is a clinical scientist investigating pain in humans. Lorimer joined NeuRA from The University of Oxford, UK, where he was Nuffield Medical Research Fellow in the PaIN group, Department of Clinical Neurology and Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics. In 2011, Lorimer was also appointed Prof of Neuroscience and Chair in Physiotherapy, The Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia.
He has published 90 papers, three books and several book chapters.
He has given over 120 keynote or invited presentations at interdisciplinary meetings in 20 countries and has provided professional education in pain sciences to over 5000 medical and health practitioners.
He consults to governmental and industry bodies in Europe and North America on pain-related issues.
In 2008, he was named the outstanding mid-career clinical scientist working in a pain-related field by the International Association for the Study of Pain (www.iasp-pain.org). In 2012, he was shortlisted for the Australian Science Minister's Prize for Life Sciences, and together with Prof Johan Vlaeyen, won the Marshall and Warren Award from the NHMRC.
Professor Moseley maintains a blog at Body in Mind
A series of studies in people with experimentally induced and clinical pain (ie patients with pain) in which we attempt to modulate pain via visual and tactile input.
A series of studies aimed at developing better treatments for this disabling and painful disease.
A series of studies leading to validation of a predictive model for the development of complex regional pain syndrome after fracture.