The Pain Research Institute
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 Institute carries out research into the causes
and treatment of chronic pain in humans.
In 2001 the post of Pain Relief Foundation Professor
of Pain Science was established. This post is
part funded by the Foundation.
In 2008 a new Clinical Senior Lecturer post at
the University of Liverpool was established.
This post is also part funded by the Foundation.
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
Institute to observe and learn many pain relieving
techniques and to collaborate on research projects. The Pain Research Institute