Our Mission to Conquer Pain

Our Mission to Conquer Pain

Our Education & Training Programs

Our Education & Training Programs

Our Research Program

Our Research Program

Patient Services & Treatment

Patient Services & Treatment

Help PMRI Conquer Pain

Help PMRI Conquer Pain

Conquering Pain Is Achievable


Pain Foundation is pleased to release a series of video presentations by Dr Claire Ashton-James to help medical practitioners and patients, as well as all people coping with heightened stressful environments such as the current COVID-19 crisis.  For more information, click our NEWS 2020 link.  

Welcome to the Pain Foundation

Pain Foundation Ltd is the not-for-profit organisation helping to conquer pain by providing secure funding to the researchers and clinicians of the Pain Management Research Institute ("PMRI").  PMRI is a Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney and a Centre of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, a joint initiative between the University and Northern Sydney Local Health District. PMRI has been leading the way in the science and treatment of pain since 1990.

PMRI is unique in its integration of research, clinical treatment, education and advocacy.  It is a virtuous circle of continuous learning, treatment and improvement in practical measures to conquer pain.

Pain Foundation Ltd and PMRI pursue our broad goal of improving human health by:

  • Conducting basic and clinical research programs;

  • Operating a national and international education program; and

  • In collaboration with the Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre (PMRC), treating patients with acute pain, cancer pain, and chronic non-cancer pain.


Here are just a few of the key outcomes of PMRI research over the past 3 decades. 

  • Documented the burden of chronic pain in NSW;

  • Led to the development new drugs and devices for pain management  - including the revolutionary Evoke spinal cord stimulator; 

  • Understanding how cannabis controls pain;

  • Demonstrated the effectiveness of pain self management programs; and

  • Shown that early intervention helps injured workers return to work sooner.

Read some of our PATIENT STORIES HERE on how PMRI has profoundly changed the lives of sufferers.


If you missed the Insight Program 'Conquering Chronic Pain' on SBS on Tuesday 14th April, here is THE LINK for you to watch it (52 mins) on SBS On Demand.  If you are not a member of SBS On Demand, you will need to sign up - easy and costs nothing!

Pain Foundation has DGR tax status, so your donations to support this important work are tax deductible. Help us conquer pain.


We are always in need of additional funding assistance.  

Help us conquer pain.



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, Pain Foundation Ltd

c/- PMRC, Douglas Building

Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065

T: +61 (0)2 8387 3483   




Pain Clinical Service Centre

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital

St Leonards  NSW  2065

T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500


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