Amanda Galvin

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

Royal North Shore Hospital, Douglas Building

T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500   |   F: +61 (0)2 9463 1050


Shaan & Geoffrey Verco, PMRI Ltd

c/- PMRI, Douglas Building

Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards

T: +61 (0)2 9929 5566  |



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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About Us

Welcome to Pain Management Research Institute

Established in 1990, the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI) is a joint initiative between the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. PMRI is a division of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, which has the broad goal of improving human health.


The PMRI conducts basic and clinical research programs and also operates a national and international educational program leading to a Masters qualification in Pain Management.


The PMRI works in close collaboration with the Pain Management & Research Centre (PMRC), which treats patients with acute pain, cancer pain, and chronic non-cancer pain.




We have a number of major research programs investigating mechanisms and treatment of severe persistent pain problems.  Read more




An estimated 1 in 5 Australians suffer persistent pain - pain that continues for more than 3 months. Read more




Every single day, thousands of Australians wake to delibitating chronic pain - month after month, year after year. Many find themselves locked into a cycle of pills, depression and bed rest. Read more




Postgraduate Degree and Continuing Education programs in Pain Management are offered through Sydney Medical School at The University of Sydney. Read more


The Department of Anaesthesia & Pain Management is the only one in Australia to be approved for three specialist training positions for the Diploma of Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, which commenced in 1999.  Read more