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Pain research

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Christchurch
Location
On-campus
Qualification
PhD
Department
Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine (UOC)
Supervisor
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson

Overview

Potential topics

  • Clinical outcomes following major joint surgery, particularly examining factors associated with poor functional outcomes and/or post-surgical chronic pain (prospective studies)
  • Chronic pain coping strategies and decisions associated with using strategies in daily life
  • Mindfulness and positive psychology approaches to living with chronic pain
  • Factors associated with resilience and living with persistent pain
  • Experience of living with chronic pain (for example osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia)
  • Clinical practice change and knowledge translation from theory to clinical practice in pain and pain management
  • Long-term use of analgesics in persistent pain

Contact

Rebekah Higgs
Email   rebekah.higgs@otago.ac.nz