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

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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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About Us

Our Mission

To serve the community via research and educational programs aimed at improving the management of acute pain, cancer pain and chronic non-cancer pain.



The vision of PMRI is to develop and maintain an excellent multidisciplinary group of basic and clinical researchers who interact with one another to improve the treatment with all forms of severe pain.



Professor Paul Glare is the Director of PMRI and Chair of Pain Medicine, University of Sydney - Northern Clinical School.  Prof Glare succeeded Professor Michael Cousins AO in this role in 2015, the latter pioneered this field for over 30 years, serving as Founding president of the Australian Pain Society, founding Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and President of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

Prof Cousins has published two major books on pain and over 250 scientific papers. In recognition of his work Professor Cousins has received an Order of Australia as well as Rotary and many national and international awards.