Monday, 4 December 2017
Pain with sex is a symptom of a variety of conditions and affects up to 61% of women. We aim to investigate heteronormative assumptions associated with the assessment and management of sexual pain and explore how this influences the experiences of women from sexually diverse backgrounds. The awardee, Brooke Battersby, is a second year medical student with a keen interest in women's health and healthcare equity.
Sunday, 1 October 2017
PhD candidate, Sabarinath Prasad, is the successful recipient of Pain@Otago's small project award for 2017. Sabarinath's project tests the validation of a wireless device to assess EG activitiy in freely moving subjects. The assessing committee were impressed with the proposal and the potential for the research to extend to other members of the Pain theme.
Friday, 10 March 2017
Professor David Baxter has been awarded a grant from Lottery Health Research to research chronic pain in older adults, which is internationally recognised as a prevalent and disabling condition. It has a serious impact on the quality of life of older adults, leading to depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, appetite disturbance and weight loss, cognitive impairment, and limitations in the performance of daily activities.