The Pain@Otago research theme creates an innovative research group within the University. The theme's research incorporates basic, clinical and population level research. The research will address the mechanisms behind and management of chronic pain to ultimately reduce the burden of pain on an individual, family and societal level.
Goals and objectives of Pain at Otago
The goals of the Pain at Otago Research Theme include:
- Strengthening pain research within the community of researchers at the University of Otago by facilitating their basic and translational (clinical and epidemiological) research
- Fostering collaborative research between disciplines both within and beyond the University in order to promote world-class pain research
- Facilitating the acquisition of external research funding in the broader field of pain research
- Assisting engagement with stakeholders through community-based activities