Pleasure and Pain

Current interests revolve around the interplay of touch and pain using psychophysical and in vivo electrophysiological (microneurography) techniques in healthy and patient populations.

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Publications in DiVA


Saad Nagi, Andrew G. Marshall, Adarsh Makdani, Ewa Jarocka, Jaquette Liljencrantz, Mikael Ridderstrom, Sumaiya Shaikh, Francis ONeill, Dimah Saade, Sandra Donkervoort, A. Reghan Foley, Jan Minde, Mats Trulsson, Jonathan Cole, Carsten G. Bonnemann, Alexander T. Chesler, M. Catherine Bushnell, Francis McGlone, Håkan Olausson (2019) An ultrafast system for signaling mechanical pain in human skin Science Advances , Vol. 5 Continue to DOI


Publications in ResearchGate

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About me
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Academic merits

  • Recipient of Western Sydney University Medal for Outstanding Scholarship (2009)
  • Awarded a place on Western Sydney University Dean’s Merit List for Academic Excellence (2006-2008)


  • Society for Investigative Dermatology Eugene M. Farber Travel Award for “outstanding abstract” at the 65th Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin, US (2016)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain Early Career Research Grant (2014)

Teaching experience

  • I have extensive experience (>5 years) of conducting problem-based learning tutorials for medical students in their foundation (pre-clinical) years at Western Sydney University, Australia. I also delivered occasional lectures during my tenure at Western Sydney.


  • I am currently serving on the supervisory panel of two PhD students based at Western Sydney University, Australia
  • I hold an Adjunct Fellow position at the same institution
  • I also maintain collaborations with research groups based at Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Australia

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