Professor Anthony Dickenson: British Pain Society accolade

7 April 2009

Professor Anthony Dickenson (UCL Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology) has been awarded Honorary Membership of the British Pain Society due to ‘an outstanding contribution to the alleviation of pain through personal endeavour and through his work for the Society’.

A professor of neuropharmacology at UCL, Anthony Dickenson gained his PhD at the National Institute for Medical Research, London, and held posts in Paris, California and Sweden before being appointed to UCL Pharmacology in 1983.

His research interests are pharmacology of the brain, including the mechanisms of pain and how pain can be controlled in both normal and pathophysiological conditions, and how to translate basic science to the patient.

Professor Dickenson was a member of the Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain for six years and was an associate editor for the journal Pain. He has authored more than 250 refereed publications due to his outstanding and motivated research team and has made many media appearances. 

Professor Dickenson is a founding and continuing member of the Wellcome Trust-funded London Pain Consortium. He has given plenary lectures at the World Congress on Pain and numerous national pain societies. He has also spoken at the Royal Institution, to GPs and schools on pain.