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Launch of the UCD Centre for Translational Pain Research

Wednesday, 21 October, 2015 

Professor Orla Feeley, Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact at UCD has officially launched the UCD Centre for Translational Pain Research (CTPR).  This Centre, located across the Schools of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science; Medicine; Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems; and Mathematics and Statistics, aims to promote research in the field of pain science.

The rationale for the Centre is to consolidate and further develop a multidisciplinary research group that will design, lead, and conduct a sustainable programme of high quality, internationally competitive pain research. The group has commitments from clinical partners in multidisciplinary pain teams in the Ireland East Hospital Group (Mater, St. Vincent’s) Tallaght and Beaumont hospitals.

The CTPR will also provide a platform for larger scale interdisciplinary multi-centre research activities and upcoming funding applications, and will foster effective strategic inter-sectoral research partnerships with professional and charitable organisations, industry, and public and non-governmental agencies.

The six principal investigators and founding members of the CTPR include:

  • Director, Dr Brona Fullen (School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science)
  • Co-Directors, Dr Catherine Blake (Deputy Head of School, SPHPSS) and
    Dr Catherine Doody (Senior Lecturer, SPHPSS)
  • Professor Gerry Wilson (School of Medicine)
  • Professor Laserina O’Connor (School Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems)
  • Professor Brendan Murphy (School Mathematics and Statistics)

Pictured (L-R): Dr Catherine Blake, Dr Catherine Doody, Professor Gerry Wilson, Professor Orla Feeley (Vice-President Research, Innovation and Impact), Dr Brona Fullen, Professor Cecily Kelleher (College Principal), Professor Laserina O’Connor.