Philip Austin

Philip Austin - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Palliative CarePostdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Learning & Research in Palliative Care

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Dr Phil Austin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at HammondCare’s Centre for Learning & Research in Palliative Care and an academic tutor at the Pain Management Research Institute at the University of Sydney.

Phil’s pain research experience includes diagnostic algorithms for functional gastrointestinal disorders, the assessment of endogenous pain modulation in people with chronic pain and the analgesic effects of virtual reality experiences in people with spinal cord injury pain.

Phil's palliative care research includes investigation into the ability of hospital staff to recognise spiritual needs, predictors of death anxiety in the New Zealand population, and he is currently investigating the analgesic effects of virtual reality in people with cancer pain.