UCL Division of Biosciences


Professor Steve Hunt delivers prestigious Pat Wall Lecture

11 July 2016

Congratulations to Professor Stephen Hunt who delivered the Pat Wall Lecture at the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Pain Society.

Professor Steve Hunt

About the Pat Wall lecture:

An invitation to deliver the British Pain Society's Annual Pat Wall Lecture at its Annual Scientific Meeting and receive its associated medal is made to a distinguished and outstanding basic scientist.  This lecture is held in honour of Professor Pat Wall (1925-2001). While Professor Wall was working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology he met Ronald Melzack and they published The Gate Control Theory of Pain in 1965.  Pat Wall was also the first editor of the journal Pain.   From 1967-1990 he was Professor of Anatomy at University College London. He also co-edited the first Textbook of Pain in 1983. He was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society in 1989, was awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1999.  He had an international reputation for research work on pain, especially the application of basic research for clinical benefit.