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: 2014

  • Gustin SM, Wrigley PJ, Youssef AM, McIndoe L, Wilcox SL, Rae CD, Edden R, Siddall PJ, Henderson LA. Thalamic activity and biochemical changes in individuals with neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury. Pain 2014;155(5):1027-1036. Read more


  • Anderson, W., Gould, M., Torres, R., Mitchell, V., Vaughan, C. (2014). Actions of the dual FAAH/MAGL inhibitor JZL 195 in a murine inflammatory pain model. Neuropharmacology, 81, 224-230. Read more


  • Arnold, M., Finniss, D., Kerridge, I. (2014). Medicine's inconvenient truth: the placebo and nocebo effect. Internal Medicine Journal, 44(4), 398-405. Read more


  • Drummond, P., Drummond, E., Dawson, L., Mitchell, V., Finch, P., Vaughan, C., Phillips, J. (2014). Up-regulation of α1-adrenoceptors on cutaneous nerve fibres after partial sciatic nerve ligation and in complex regional pain syndrome type II. Pain, 155(3), 606-610. Read more


  • Jagnoor, J., Blyth, F., Gabbe, B., Derrett, S., Boufous, S., Dinh, M., Day, R., Button, G., Gillett, M., Joseph, T., Nicholas, M., Ivers, R., Maher, C.G., Willcock, S., Kenardy, J., Collie, A., Cameron, I.D. (2014). Factors influencing social and health outcomes after motor vehicle crash injury: an inception cohort study protocol. BMC Public Health, 14, 199-207. Read more


  • Lau, B.K., Vaughan, C.W. (2014). Descending modulation of pain: the GABA disinhibition hypothesis of analgesia. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 29, 159-164. Read more


  • Lau, B.K., Vaughan, C.W. (2014). Targeting the endogenous cannabinoid system to treat neuropathic pain.Frontiers in Pharmacology, 5 March, 28. Read more


  • Lau, B.K., Karim, S., Goodchild, A.K., Vaughan, C.W., Drew, G.M. (2014). Menthol enhances phasic and tonic GABAA receptor-mediated currents in midbrain periaqueductal grey neurons.British Journal of Pharmacology, 171(11), 2803-2813. Read more


  • McGuire, B.E., Nicholas, M.K., Asghari, A., Wood, B.M., & Main, C.J. (2014). The effectiveness of psychological treatments for chronic pain in older adults: cautious optimism and an agenda for research. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 27, 380-384. Read more


  • Nicholas, M.K. (2014). Expanding access to effective psychologically based treatments: Training nurse practitioners yields dividends. Pain, 155, 1679-1680. Read more


  • Nicholas, M.K. (2014). Hybrid emotion-focused exposure treatment for chronic pain.Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 5, 149-150. Read more


  • Nicholas, M., Asghari, A., Sharpe, L., Brnabic, A., Wood, B., Overton, S., Tonkin, L., de Sousa, M., Finniss, D., Beeston, L., Sutherland, A., Corbett, M., Brooker, C. (2014). Cognitive exposure versus avoidance in patients with chronic pain: Adherence matters. European Journal of Pain, 18(3), 424-437. Read more


  • Sharpe, L., Haggmann, S., Nicholas, M., Dear, B., Refshauge, K. (2014). Avoidance of affective pain stimuli predicts chronicity in acute low back pain patients. Pain, 155, 45-52. Read more


  • Shaw, W.S., Besen, E., Pransky, G., Boot, C.R., Nicholas, M.K., McLellan, R.K., Tveito, T.H. (2014). Manage at work: a randomized, controlled trial of a self-management group intervention to overcome workplace challenges associated with chronic physical health conditions. BMC Public Health, 14, 515. Read more


  • Traeger, A.C., Moseley, G.L., Hübscher, M., Lee, H., Skinner, I.W., Nicholas, M.K., Henschke, N., Refshauge, K.M., Blyth, F.M., Main C.J., Hush, J.M., Pearce, G., McAuley, J.H. (2014). Pain education to prevent chronic low back pain: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.BMJ Open, 4: e005505. Read more


  • Waugh, O.C., Byrne, D.G., Nicholas, M.K. (2014). Internalized stigma in people living with chronic pain. Journal of Pain. 15(5), 550.e1-e10. Read more