Inaugural lecture - How long have you had this pain?

Posted on 07 May 2015

Professor Kate Dunn, of the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University will investigate the potential for prevention of Musculoskeletal pain conditions in a lecture at Keele University on Thursday, 21 May, 2015.

Musculoskeletal pains, such as back pain, are something that many people experience throughout their lives, sometimes having severe pain, but also having periods with no pain at all.

In her Inaugural Professorial Lecture, 'How long have you had this pain? Explorations of pain and time', Professor Dunn will explore these patterns of pain, using time as a focus, including defining pain episodes, describing trajectories of pain, estimating prognosis and investigating the potential for prevention of pain conditions.

Kate Dunn is a Professor of Epidemiology focusing on describing and understanding patterns of chronic pain in primary care.

Keele's programme of Inaugural Lectures are given by newly established professors within the University and aim to give an illuminating account of the speaker's own subject specialism. The lectures, which start at 6 pm in the Westminster Theatre, are chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Foskett.

This lecture is free and open to all.