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Dr Sylvia Gustin

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Dr Sylvia Gustin

Dr Sylvia Gustin


Dr Gustin is the AI & Val Rosenstrauss Fellow, senior neuroscientist and psychologist at NeuRA & UNSW and Head of the Pain Imaging Laboratory at UNSW. Dr Gustin completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Tuebingen, Germany in 2006 and immigrated to Australia in 2007 to take up a postdoc position at the University of Sydney. In 2009 Dr Gustin was awarded a Career Development Fellowship by the NSW Office for Science and Medical Research. In 2014 Dr Gustin moved to NeuRA and UNSW, where she has a current appointment as a Senior Research Fellow.

For the past 20 years Dr Gustin has been using brain imaging techniques and psychological assessment to investigate the central and psychological circuits underlying chronic pain in humans. She has experience in the use of many brain imaging techniques such as magnetoencephalography and functional, structural and biochemical magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, Dr Gustin has practised as a psychologist focusing on the management of chronic pain. Her aim is to increase our understanding of the development and maintenance of chronic pain, in particular psychological and central components and their association with each other. And most importantly to develop and evaluate novel interventions that can provide pain relief via the primary source of pain: the brain.

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