The PiPA Group

The Paediatric and Infant Pain & Anaesthesia (PiPA) group, led by Dr Rebeccah Slater, focuses on understanding theĀ development of human pain processing, with a particular focus on improving the treatment of infant pain.

While numerous investigators around the world study pain processing in the adult brain, the critical newborn period when infants are first exposed to tissue injury and begin to process and experience pain has been relatively neglected.

The group uses a range of non-invasive tools to explore the of development of pain in the human nervous system. The group is also investigating the long-term effects of prematurity and alterations in anaesthetic requirements in children born prematurely.


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