Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration
The Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration (APRC) was established in 2006 with the coming together of a number of research groups in Aberdeen with an interest in pain research. The APRC comprises approximately 25 members of staff and research students, from research groups and clinical departments across the University and NHS Grampian, including:
- University of Aberdeen: Epidemiology: Musculoskeletal Research Programme; Reproductive Health; General Practice and Primary Care; Radiology
- NHS Grampian: Anaesthesiology; Rheumatology; Physiotherapy; Palliative Care
Members of the collaboration are active in the Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC). Current funding for pain research by members of the collaboration from UK research councils, charities (principally Arthritis Research UK), Government sources and industry.
We have an active "user group" comprising members of the pain community in and around Aberdeen who provide important input to our projects.
We welcome enquiries from those with an interest in pain research and in the first instance these should be sent to the APRC secretary (email@example.com). Details of recent activity is available in our list of selected publications from 2011-12.
Professor Gary J Macfarlane
Head of the Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration