Associate Professor Tasha Stanton is the Osteoarthritis Research Theme Lead for IIMPACT in Health at The University of South Australia, Adelaide and a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Fellow. She is a clinical pain neuroscientist, with original training as a physiotherapist.
Her research focusses on pain – why do we have it and why doesn’t it go away? She has received over $3.6m in competitive research funding, has published more than 95 peer-reviewed journal articles, and she has been a keynote/invited speaker at more than 90 national and international conferences. Her research has won both national and international awards, including the World Congress of Pain Ronald Dubner research award for the best series of papers as a trainee, the Australian Pain Society Rising Star Award and the Australian Physiotherapy Association Best New Investigator Award.
She has a specific interest in pain education, osteoarthritis, low back pain, cortical body representation, somatosensation, and body illusions using virtual and mediated reality.