For the past few years I have written and conducted interviews for the Pain Research Forum, RELIEF, BrainPost, and the Australian Pain Society Newsletter.
My interest in writing and science communication has been inspired by many sources, including my time at the North American Pain School, my involvement in Fresh Science, and people such as Dan Quintana, James Heathers, and Nate Fried.
Pain Research Forum
Pain Research Forum is an interactive web community for investigators in academia, industry, medicine, and other fields who are working to translate basic neurobiology into new treatments for chronic pain. PRF aims to speed the rendering of new knowledge into novel therapies by improving information sharing between labs and the clinic, by fostering new collaborations among researchers, and by raising interest in pain research among a wider community of scientists and clinicians.
From a Spider Venom to an Analgesic in Mice | 7 August 2019
A Search for Blood Biomarkers of Pain | 6 May 2019
Resilience in the Face of Pain: A Chat With Liesbet Goubert | 18 July 2018
Sex and Gender Differences in Pain: A Chat With Edmund Keogh | 24 April 2018
RELIEF, the sister site to PRF, aims to translate the full breadth and depth of pain research into easy to understand language and concepts for patients and the general public. In doing so, RELIEF hopes to raise awareness of chronic pain in society and help rally support for research.
Keep At It: Improving an Old Strategy to Find New Treatments for Itch | 19 November 2019
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Can Music Ease Pain? | 25 March 2019
Why Do Women Experience Chronic Pain More Often than Men? | 16 October 2019
Australian Pain Society eNewsletter
The Australian Pain Society is a multidisciplinary organisation aiming to minimise pain and related suffering through advocacy and leadership in clinical practice, education, and research. The monthly eNewsletter is a primary means of communication with APS members and the general public.
Personalised Treatment, Collaboration, and Puzzles: A Chat with Nanna Finnerup | August 2019 (Also available on the APS blog)
New Sensation: Chronic Pain as a New Concept for the International Classification of Diseases | July 2019 (Also available on the APS blog)
From Christian Science to the Placebo Effect: A Chat with Tor Wager | July 2019 (Also available on the APS blog)
Communications, Advocacy, and The Joshua Tree: A Chat with Beth Darnall | June 2019 (Also available on the APS blog)
Cops for Kids and the Australian Pain Society: Working Together to Support Research into Pain in Childhood | June 2019 (Also available on the APS blog)
Prescription Drug Diversion and Pain: History, Policy, and Treatment | April-May 2019
The North American Pain School (with Anne Burke) | February 2019
BrainPost is a weekly newsletter delivering concise summaries of the latest neuroscience research direct to your inbox. BrainPost aims to provide short, to the point research summaries written by neuroscientists and researchers to keep you informed on high-quality work, minus the hassle.
Unique Cortical-Brainstem Activity Underlies Compulsive Alcohol Drinking | 26 November 2019
Communication Between Brain Regions During Working Memory | 25 September 2019
Early Skill Learning Occurs Predominantly at Rest | 2 April 2019
Hippocampal-Accumbens Pathway Drive Memories of Reward-Seeking Behavior | 26 February 2019
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