Section Editors

Brain Imaging

Experiments that enlighten us as to the relationship between patterns of brain activity and clinical, cognitive or behavioural variables.

Katja WiechKatja Wiech

Research fellow, FMRIB Centre, University of Oxford, UK.


Clinical applications

Experiments that present a potential clinical application, or an initial pilot trial of a clinical approach. For example, using an illusion as a treatment, or a useful tool as a clinical measurement. As a rule, we do not cover new drugs or implantable devices in this section.

Natasha Stanton Body In MindTasha Stanton PhD

NHMRC Early Career Fellow, University of South Australia, Adelaide; Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia.

Clinical trials & systematic reviews

As it sounds. Anything that directly investigates clinical efficacy of treatments for painful conditions. Here we are happy to consider anything used to treat someone in pain – as long as the study is half decent of course.

Neil O'Connell 2Neil O’Connell PhD

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Research in Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, UK


Multisensory processing

Experiments that enlighten us as to the way information from different sensory modalities, for example touch, vision, audition, nociception, is integrated in order to provide perception.We are most interested in studies that have a clear relevance to people in pain.

Dr Albert GallaceAlberto Gallace PhD

Research Fellow, Department of Psychology of University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.



Experiments that enlighten us as to the interactions between the neural and immune systems as they relate to pain and injury. We are most interested in studies that have a clear relevance to clinical applications, or a clear pathway to clinically-driven questions, as they relate to people in pain.

Mick Thacker ImmunologyMick Thacker PhD FSCP

Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, Kings College London, UK.


Neurophysiology of nociception

Experiments that enlighten us as to the neurophysiological mechanisms that underpin nociception and pain. We are most interested in systems-level studies that can be understood by a wide audience.

Gian Domenico Iannetti PhD

Professor of Neurophysiology, Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology of University College London, UK.

Psychosocial modulation of pain

Experiments or cross sectional clinical studies that investigate the relationship between cognitive, behavioural or mood variables and pain and/or disability.

Claudia M. Campbell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins University Claudia M. Campbell PhD, Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA