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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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Jane has an addiction to Vegemite, doesn’t eat cereal, and is currently finishing her Honours in Physiotherapy degree. Jane is intending to do paediatrics physiotherapy, but we are hoping to sideswipe that plan and get her back to do a PhD.

What is she doing at BiM? Jane is doing her honours project in pain research looking at low back left/right trunk rotation judgements and what the effect of back pain is on your ability to choose whether someone is moving to the left or right.  It is a huge study – just over 1000 data sets and Jane is starting to see statistical tests in her sleep.  She thinks the results are very interesting, but she is drastically short on sleep…… Here is Jane’s description:


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