Amanda Galvin

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

Royal North Shore Hospital, Douglas Building

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Shaan & Geoffrey Verco, PMRI Ltd

c/- PMRI, Douglas Building

Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

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Pain Clinical Service Centre

Pain Management & Research Centre

Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Road, St Leonards

T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500

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Our Research

Publications: 2013

  • Craig, A., Tran, Y., Siddall, P., Wijesuriya, N., Lovas, J., Bartrop, R., Middleton, J. (2013). Developing a Model of Associations Between Chronic Pain, Depressive Mood, Chronic Fatigue, and Self-Efficacy in People With Spinal Cord Injury. The Journal of Pain, 14(9), 911-920. Read more


  • Devonshire, E., Forsyth, H., Reid, S., Simpson, J. (2013). The challenges and opportunities of online postgraduate coursework programs in a traditional university context. In B. Tynan, J Willems, R. James (Eds.), Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning, (pp. 353-368). Hershey, USA: IGI Global.


  • Hunt, M., Keefe, F., Bryant, C., Metcalf, B., Ahamed, Y., Nicholas, M., Bennell, K. (2013). A physiotherapist-delivered, combined exercise and pain coping skills training intervention for individuals with knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study. The Knee, 20(2), 106-112. Read more


  • Jayamanne, A., Jeong, H., Schroeder, C., Lewis, R., Christie, M., Vaughan, C. (2013). Spinal actions of omega-conotoxins, CVID, MVIIA and related peptides in a rat neuropathic pain model. British Journal of Pharmacology, 170(2), 245-254. Read more


  • Jeong, H., Lam, K., Mitchell, V., Vaughan, C. (2013). Serotonergic modulation of neuronal activity in rat midbrain periaqueductal grey. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109, 2712-2719. Read more


  • Liem, L., Russo, M., Huygen, F., Van Buyten, J., Smet, I., Verrills, P., Cousins, M., Brooker, C., Levy, R., Deer, T., et al (2013). A multicenter, prospective trial to assess the safety and performance of the spinal modulation dorsal root ganglion neurostimulator system in the treatment of chronic pain. Neuromodulation, 16(5), 471-482. Read more


  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Blyth, F., Wood, B., Murray, R., McCabe, R., Brnabic, A., Beston, L., Corbett, M., Sherrington, C.,Overton, S. (2013). Self-management intervention for chronic pain in older adults: A randomised controlled trial. Pain, 154(6), 824-835. Read more


  • Parker, J., Karantonis, D., Single, P., Obradovic, M., Laird, J., Gorman, R., Ladd, L., Cousins, M. (2013). Electrically evoked compound action potentials recorded from the sheep spinal cord. Neuromodulation, 16(4), 295-303. Read more


  • Sharpe, L., Nicholson Perry, K., Rogers, P., Refshauge, K., Nicholas, M.K. (2013). A comparison of the effect of mindfulness and relaxation on responses to acute experimental pain. European Journal of Pain, 17(5), 742-752. Read more


  • Siddall, P. (2013). Neuroplasticity and pain: what does it all mean? Medical Journal of Australia, 198(4), 177-178. Read more


  • Siddall, P. (2013). Is chronic pain a disease? Pain Medicine, 14(9), 1289-1290. Read more


  • Soiza-Reilly, M., Anderson, W., Vaughan, C., Commons, K. (2013). Presynaptic gating of excitation in the dorsal raphe nucleus by GABA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 10(39), 15800-15805. Read more


  • Wang, D., Somogyi, A., Yee, B., Wong, K., Kaur, J., Wrigley, P., Grunstein, R. (2013). The effects of a single mild dose of morphine on chemoreflexes and breathing in obstructive sleep apnea. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 185(3), 526-532. Read more


  • Watt-Watson, J., Siddall, P. (2013). Improving pain practices through core competencies. Pain Medicine, 14(7), 966-967. Read more


  • Wilson-Poe, A., Mitchell, V., Vaughan, C. (2013). Postsynaptic mGluR mediated excitation of neurons in midbrain periaqueductal grey. Neuropharmacology, 66, 348-354. Read more


  • Wood, B., Nicholas, M., Blyth, F., Asghari, A., Gibson, S. (2013). Catastrophizing Mediates the Relationship Between Pain Intensity and Depressed Mood in Older Adults With Persistent Pain. The Journal of Pain, 14(2), 149-157. Read more


  • Wrigley, P., Gustin, S., McIndoe, L., Chakiath, R., Henderson, L., Siddall, P. (2013). Longstanding neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury is refractory to transcranial direct current stimulation: A randomized controlled trial. Pain, 154(10), 2178-2184. Read more