About Us

Welcome to Pain Foundation Ltd

Pain Foundation Ltd, created in 1996 as PMRI Ltd, is the separate legal entity with DGR tax status, charged with the mission to raise funds to facilitate innovative research programs, based on the priorities established by the senior Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI) research team.


PMRI, originally established in 1990, is a Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney and a Centre of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, a joint initiative between the University and Northern Sydney Local Health District. PMRI has been leading the way in the science and treatment of pain since 1990.


PMRI conducts basic and clinical research programs and also operates a national and international educational program leading to a Masters qualification in Pain Management. Our programs include seminars and webinars on specific topics of interest to a range of practitioners.


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



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, Pain Foundation Ltd

c/- PMRC, Douglas Building

Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065

T: +61 (0)2 8387 3483   




Pain Clinical Service Centre

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital

St Leonards  NSW  2065

T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500


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