We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians dedicated to tackling the complex challenges surrounding chronic pain.

Our team comprises experts from various fields, including neuroscience, psychology, data science and clinical medicine. With a wide range of expertise and a collaborative approach, we span the full translational pipeline from basic animal research to the clinical treatment of pain.Ā Ā 

Our research aims to advance the understanding of pain mechanismsĀ and develop innovative strategies to improve the lives of those living with pain.Ā Ā 

Research carried out in the Exeter Pain Group involves combining mechanistic and clinical pain studies with data mining approaches in large datasets to help better understand phenotypic characteristics of pain conditions and to help inform more effective pain management. We actively engage with industry and clinical practice, working closely with patients and healthcare professionals to translate our findings into real world applicationsĀ 

Our research covers a broad spectrum, addressing pain from multiple angles. These include: 

  • Human pain models and pain neurophysiology 
  • Pain neuroimaging  
  • Data mining and machine learning  
  • Animal models  
  • Clinical research  

The Exeter Pain Group is funded through grants from the EPSRC, BBSRC, Academy of Medical Sciences and the MRC. We foster partnerships with academic institutions, industry, and patient advocacy groups to amplify the impact of our work. By forging these connections, we strive to create a broader network of experts and stakeholders committed to advancing pain research and treatment.