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Professor Bridget Lumb

Professor Bridget Lumb

Professor Bridget Lumb
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Birm.)

Professor of Systems Neuroscience

Area of research

Pain and Nociception

Office E11a
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2313

Research summary

The overall aim of work in this laboratory is to understand central nervous system mechanisms of nociception and pain. The focus is on the physiology, anatomy and neurochemistry of descending control systems that originate in the brainstem and that act to co-ordinate changes in motor, autonomic and sensory functions, including pain. These systems underlie the co-ordinated patterns of change in behaviour, nociceptive responsiveness and autonomic outflow that occur: (i) during fever, as part of a sickness response (ii) in different behavioural states, such as fear and anxiety, (iii) in certain pathophysiological conditions, such as stress related disorders and chronic pain ...

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