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


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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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Patient Services

Clinical Training

PMRC has a structured clinical training program suitable for medical specialist trainees preparing for Fellowship examination of the Faculty of Pain Medican ANZCA.


The program includes training in:

  • Outpatient and inpatient consulting

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic neural blockade

  • Implantation of drug delivery systems and spinal/peripheral nerve stimulation systems

  • Pharmacotherapy of pain

  • Cognitive behavioural programs


PMRC has one hospital funded position (in 2013 it will be two). Over the years Fellows from 20 different countries have been trained via non-funded positions available to external trainees. Such trainees must bring their own salary and additional expense support with them.


The department also provides post-graduate supervision in pain management for clinical psychology trainees, physiotherapy and nursing trainees and dentists.


General Enquiries


Professor Michael Cousins  |  e:

Psychology Enquiries


Professor Michael Nicholas  |  e:

Physiotherapy Enquiries


Ms Lois Tonkin (Senior Physiotherapist)  |  e: