Freelance Writing

2021

Distinct Roles for Social Brain Network Regions in Strategy Development | BrainPost, 24 August 2021

Thinking Outside of the Box When Communicating About Pain | Pain Research Forum, 10 August 2021

Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Recruit Similar Brain Regions | BrainPost, 27 July 2021

Dopamine and Brain Network Dynamics in Schizophrenia | BrainPost, 15 June 2021

IASP 2021 Virtual World Congress on Pain Award Winners: An Interview With Gary Lewin Pain Research Forum, 1 June 2021

IASP 2021 Virtual World Congress on Pain Award Winners: An Interview With Srinivasa Raja | Pain Research Forum, 1 June 2021

The Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain: How Common Is It? What Are the Risk Factors? | Pain Research Forum, 11 May 2021

Greater Education Does Not Reduce the Rate of Brain Aging | BrainPost, 11 May 2021

How Memories are ‘Rotated’ to Avoid Sensory Interference | BrainPost, 20 April 2021

Effect of Early Life Events on Latitude Gradient for Multiple Sclerosis | BrainPost, 16 March 2021

Positive Therapeutic Suggestions During General Anesthesia Reduce Pain and Opioid Use after Surgery | RELIEF, 11 February 2021

Timing Differences in Neural Responses Related to Perception of Synesthetic Colors | BrainPost, 9 February 2021

Therapeutic Suggestions During General Anesthesia Reduce Postoperative Pain and Opioid Use | Pain Research Forum, 8 February 2021

The Effect of Nucleus Accumbens Medium Spiny Neuron Subtypes on Stress-Induced Sleep Changes | BrainPost, 19 January 2021

2020

Close Relationships Facilitate Efficient Performance of Social Goals | BrainPost, 8 December 2020

Natural Connection Patterns Drive Brain Development | BrainPost, 10 November 2020

More Than a Watch: How Wearable Tech is Helping Advance Neuroscience | BrainPost, 20 October 2020

Of Autoantibodies in Mice and Men: A Chat With Andreas Goebel | Pain Research Forum, 1 October 2020

Understanding Osteoarthritis and the Pain It Causes: A Chat With Tuhina Neogi | Pain Research Forum, 23 September 2020

The Role of Group Identity in Social Influence | BrainPost, 22 September 2020

Neuropeptides and Astrocytes Regulate Adult Neural Stem Cell Activity | BrainPost, 8 September 2020

Pupillary Responses Linked to Neuronal Activity in the Insula | BrainPost, 12 August 2020

Looking to Toxins to Understand Pain: A Chat With Australian Pain Society 2020 Rising Star Samuel Robinson | RELIEF, August 5 2020

Racial Differences in Placebo Hypoalgesia | Personal Website, 25 July 2020

Improving Musculoskeletal Pain Care in Brazil Through Education: An Interview with Physiotherapist-Turned-Researcher Felipe Reis | RELIEF, 15 July 2020

Olfactory Support Cells, Not Primary Neurons, Are Targeted in COVID-19 | BrainPost, 14 July 2020

Looking to Toxins to Understand Pain: A Chat With Australian Pain Society 2020 Rising Star Samuel Robinson | Pain Research Forum, 9 July 2020

The Role of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Effort-Based Decision Making | BrainPost, 16 June 2020

Investigating the Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain: An Interview With Margarita Calvo | Pain Research Forum, 2 June 2020

An International, Modern Replication of Prospect Theory | BrainPost, 26 May 2020

More Than One Way to Build a Thought | BrainPost, 21 April 2020

In the Search for New Drugs, the Migraine Field Wins the Day ─ Again | RELIEF, 1 April 2020

Nucleus Accumbens Inhibition is Required for Appetitive or Fearful Behaviors | BrainPost, 25 February 2020

2020 IASP World Congress on Pain Award Winners: An Interview With Jan Vollert | Pain Research Forum, 24 February 2020

Sports Psychology to Rehabilitation Medicine: An Interview with Shelley Wiechman | Australian Pain Society, 13 February 2020

Learning from Your Mistakes: The Role of Dopamine Activity in Prediction Errors | BrainPost, 11 February 2020

In the Search for New Drugs, the Migraine Field Wins the Day ─ Again | Pain Research Forum, 4 February 2020

Gene-Environment Interactions, Major Depressive Disorder and Traumatic Experiences | BrainPost, 29 January 2020

When a Headache Treatment Actually Makes the Headache Worse | RELIEF, 23 January 2020

2019

Ongoing Antidepressant Medication Treatment Prevents Recurrence of Major Depression | BrainPost, 24 December 2019

A Pioneering Nurse Researcher and The Fresh Prince: An Interview with Alette De Jong | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 12 December 2019

Meanings of Pain Volume 2: Common Types of Pain and Language | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 12 December 2019

A New Mechanism of Medication-Overuse Headache | Pain Research Forum, 4 December 2019

Keep At It: Improving an Old Strategy to Find New Treatments for Itch | RELIEF, 19 November 2019

Creepy-Crawlies in Pain Research: From a Spider Venom to a Pain Reliever in Mice | RELIEF, 7 November 2019

Stress-Induced Lateral Habenula Changes and the Association with Depressive Behavior in Mice | BrainPost, 5 November 2019

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again: An Improved Strategy to Treat Itch | Pain Research Forum, 15 October 2019

X-Chromosome Insufficiency Alters the Structure and Function of the Human Visual Cortex | BrainPost, 15 October 2019

Everybody Has Won and All Must Have Prizes: Dodo Birds in Psychological Treatments for Chronic Pain | Pain Research Forum, 2 October 2019

Focus and Frank: A Conversation with Sean Mackey | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 2 October 2019

Communication Between Brain Regions During Working Memory | BrainPost, 25 September 2019

Back to Basics (Pain Research) | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 5 September 2019

Identification of a Novel Neural Circuit for Depressive Symptoms in Chronic Pain | BrainPost, 4 September 2019

Cerebral Blood Flow Changes as a Potential Biomarker of Major Depressive Disorder | BrainPost, 13 August 2019

From a Spider Venom to an Analgesic in Mice | Pain Research Forum, 7 August 2019

Personalised Treatment, Collaboration, and Puzzles: A Chat with Nanna Finnerup | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 5 August 2019

Development of a Viral Vector Library to Target Retinal Cell Types | BrainPost, 23 July 2019

Australian Pain Society 2019 Rising Star: A Chat With Arjun Muralidharan | Pain Research Forum, 10 July 2019

Food and Drug Rewards are Processed by Unique Pathways in Mice | BrainPost, 10 July 2019

Crowded Organelles and Lipid Membranes: Key Features in Parkinson’s Disease Pathology | BrainPost, 3 July 2019

From Christian Science to the Placebo Effect: A Chat with Tor Wager | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 26 June 2019

New Sensation: Chronic Pain as a New Concept for the International Classification of Diseases | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 26 June 2019

Understanding Placebo and Nocebo Effects: A Chat With Ben Colagiuri | Pain Research Forum, 19 June 2019

Testing the Effects of LSD Microdoses on Mood and Cognitive Functioning | BrainPost, 11 June 2019

Communications, Advocacy, and The Joshua Tree: A Chat with Beth Darnall | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 5 June 2019

Cops for Kids and the Australian Pain Society: Working Together to Support Research into Pain in Childhood | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 5 June 2019

Hypothalamic Oxytocin Neurons Represent Fear Engrams in Rats | BrainPost, 21 May 2019

A Search for Blood Biomarkers of Pain | Pain Research Forum, 6 May 2019

Thirst Controls Motivated Behavior by Modulating Neural Activity in Mice | BrainPost, 30 April 2019

Early Skill Learning Occurs Predominantly at Rest | BrainPost, 2 April 2019

Prescription Drug Diversion and Pain: History, Policy, and Treatment | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 2 April 2019

Producing a Positive Mood Reduces Nocebo Effects | Personal Website, 29 March 2019

Heard It Through the Grapevine: Can Music Ease Pain? | RELIEF, 25 March 2019

Back (Pain) to the Drawing Board: Pain Education as a Treatment – A Chat with Lorimer Moseley | Pain Research Forum, 4 March 2019

Hippocampal-Accumbens Pathway Drive Memories of Reward-Seeking Behavior | BrainPost, 26 February 2019

Reminiscing about the North American Pain School with Anne Burke | Australian Pain Society eNewsletter, 2 February 2019

2018

Why Do Women Experience Chronic Pain More Often than Men? | RELIEF, 16 October 2018

Australian Pain Society Rising Star: A Chat With Flavia Di Pietro | Pain Research Forum, 26 July 2018

Resilience in the Face of Pain: A Chat With Liesbet Goubert | Pain Research Forum, 18 July 2018

Sex and Gender Differences in Pain: A Chat With Edmund Keogh | Pain Research Forum, 24 April 2018

2017

Catching Up With the 2017 North American Pain School Visiting Faculty: A Conversation with Jennifer Haythornthwaite | Pain Research Forum, 17 August 2017