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.

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

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

From a Spider Venom to an Analgesic in Mice | 7 August 2019

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

Understanding Placebo and Nocebo Effects: A Chat With Ben Colagiuri | 19 June 2019

A Search for Blood Biomarkers of Pain | 6 May 2019

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

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

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

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


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

Creepy-Crawlies in Pain Research: From a Spider Venom to a Pain Reliever in Mice | 7 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.

Focus and Frank: A Conversation with Sean Mackey | October 2019 (Also available on the APS blog)

Back to Basics (Pain Research) | September 2019 (Also available on the APS blog)

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

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

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

Communication Between Brain Regions During Working Memory | 25 September 2019

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

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

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

Food and Drug Rewards are Processed by Unique Pathways in Mice | 9 July 2019

Crowded Organelles and Lipid Membranes: Key Features in Parkinson’s Disease Pathology | 2 July 2019

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

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

Thirst Controls Motivated Behavior by Modulating Neural Activity in Mice | 30 April 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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Lincoln M. Tracy
Research Fellow and Freelance Writer