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James McAuley talks back pain and research



The 2024 Global Year will examine what is known about sex and gender differences in pain perception and modulation and address sex-and gender-related disparities in both the research and treatment of pain.

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James is a senior researcher at the BiM research group at NeuRA. James came to BiM with a excellent pedigree having worked at with Back Pain Research Group at Sydney University and the George Institute.  His research interests are in back pain and clinical pain.

James is possibly the most interesting manager in the world – former club promoter, bar/restaurant and night club operator, underground house music connoisseur, psuedo-vegetarian (for the most interesting of reasons), moped rider and psychologist (yes – that does make him interesting). James has a PhD from Brunel Uni, UK on cultural influences in back pain.

In 2004 he moved to Australia to the Universty of Sydney and George Institute, managing research groups. His personal research is in identifying and treating risk factors for chronic back pain and developing approaches to improve management of chronic low back pain. Recently he has become interested in novel strategies for managing clinical pain in the real world. Link to James’ published research here and here is James talking more about what he does:


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