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Pain at Otago news and events

2017 Summer studentship awarded

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.

Ageing well with chronic pain study awarded Lottery Health Research funding

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.