Research Grants Awarded by the Foundation

The Pain Relief Foundation has long supported the work of the Pain Research Institute and part funds both the post of Professor of Pain Science and Clinical Senior Lecturer in Pain Medicine at the University of Liverpool.

In addition funding in the form of annual grants is awarded to individuals working both within the Institute and elsewhere on chronic pain research. Grants are awarded each year based on the quality of applications.

Grants Awarded:

A research grant to Dr Fionnuala Lundy, Queens University  Belfast
£28,500
Epithelia Exosomes: Key Modulators of neural function in human trigeminal nerve
(2016-2017)

A research grant to Professor John Quinn, University of Liverpool
£63,327
The potential for retrotransposon mobilisation to modulate sensory loss in ageing
(2016- 2019)

A research grant to Dr Sandrine Geranton, University College London
£29,579
Treating chronic pain by inhibiting SKBP51:An investigation in clinically relevant models
(2016-2017)

A Competitive Application Grant to Dr Andreas Goebel, Pain Research Institute Liverpool
£9,000
Supporting a research project on anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine and pain management
(2015)

A research grant to Allya Iqbal, Liverpool John Moores University
£4,200
The Impact of Gabapentinoids on Cognitive Function in patients with fibromyalgia
(2015-2016)

A research grant to Dr Andrew Marshall, Dr Francis O’Neill and Professor Francis McGlone, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool John Moores University
£26,508
Developing a model to evaluate C-tactile fibre contribution to allodynia and for testing new topical medications
(2015 for 18 months)

A research grant to Dr Andreas Goebel, Department of Translational Medicine, Liverpool University
£29,000
Development of the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Passive-Transfer-Trauma Model for Drug Research
(2015-2017)

A research grant to Ms Anna Mavrianou, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
£12,000
Validation of a novel sham Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) device in healthy volunteers and patients with neuropathic pain
(2015 -2016)

A research grant to Dr David Anderson, King’s College London
£60,000
The effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Patient Serum-igG on Rodent Sensory Nerves
(2015-2018)

A research grant to Dr A D Farmer, Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, Barts & the London
£28,600
Effect of Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation (t-VNS) on the Development of Oesophageal Pain Hypersensitivity
(2014-6months)

A research grant to Dr Roger Newport, University of Nottingham
£57,000
Modulating Pain Through Multisensory Illusion Training (2013-2016)

A research grant to Dr Frances Williams, King’s College London
£26,000
Genetic studies of chronic pain (2013-2014)

A research grant to Dr Anna Andreou, Imperial College London
£29,146
Investigating the role of the mechanotransduction channel Piezo2 in headaches pathophysiology 
(2013-2014)

A research grant to Dr Fionnuala Lundy, Queen’s University Belfast
£30,000
Cytokine modulation of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels in human trigeminal nerves
(2013-2014)

A research grant to Dr Peter Malinowski, Liverpool John Moores University
£59,000
Persistent Post-Surgical Pain after Hysterectomy – The Efficacy of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention
(2013-2016)

A research grant to Dr David Bulmer, University of London
£29,977
Mechanism of abdominal pain in childhood inflammatory bowel disease  (2012- 6 months)

A research grant to Dr Andreas Goebel at Pain Research Institute
£13,877
Establishment of a Passive Transfer-Trauma Model for the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
(2011 – 2012)

A research grant to Dr Patrick McHugh at Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals, University of Huddersfield
£19,540
The role of the pteridine tetrahydrobiopterin pathway in chronic pain and its treatment
(2011 – 2012)

A research grant to Dr David Bulmer at the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, University of London
£29,980
Mechanism of abdominal pain in childhood inflammatory bowel disease (2011 – 2012)

A research grant to Dr T Thippeswamy for a Studentship to Caroline Staunton, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Diseases, University of Liverpool
£58,000
Peripheral and Central Pain Sensitisers: Potential therapeutic targets for chronjc pain relief
(2010 – 2011)

A research grant to Professor Francis McGlone at School of Natural Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
£9,500
Development of a concurrent Microneurography and fMRI capability

A research grant to Professor John Quinn at the Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool
£15,500
A sensorsystem to assesstheregulation of latency and associated post-herpetic neuralgia in varicella zoster virus
(2010–2011)

A research grant to Professor Candida McCabe at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath
£18,000
Development of an Electrical Sensory Discrimination Therapies device (ESDT) for the relief of chronic pain in Complex
Regional Pain Syndrome (2010 – 2011)

A research grant to Mr Scott Osborne, Pain Research Institute
£10,000
Adrenergic receptors and immunity in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
(2010 – 2011)

A research grant to Mrs Danijela Serbic, Royal Holloway College, University of London
£3,600
The effect of perceived diagnostic status on guilt, acceptance and self-identity, in low back pain patients
(2010 – 2011)