Dr Michael Lee
Dr Michael Lee is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Chronic pain is defined simply as pain that persists beyond 3 months, but in reality is a suffering marked by emotional distress and physical disability. For many patients, the extent of disease or injury does not fully account for the severity of pain, including those diagnosed with fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome or neuropathic pain. There are also rare individuals who express little or no pain from physical injury or disease. Current research suggests that the nervous system responds differently to injury or disease in different individuals. My research undertakes deep phenotyping of this variation in healthy volunteers and patients to better understand the genetics and neurobiology that underpins chronic pain.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Randomised control trials
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