Irene Tracey, Ph.D.
Irene Tracey, Ph.D., holds the Nuffield Chair of Anaesthetic Science and is head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford. Tracey did her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Oxford and then held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She helped to co-found and for ten years was director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain at the university. She was an elected councillor to the International Association for the Study of Pain and chair of their Scientific Program Committee, is a member of the Medical Research Council, and is on the Brain Prize selection committee. In 2008 she was awarded the Patrick Wall Medal from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and in 2009 was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. In 2015 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and in 2017 was awarded the Feldberg Prize. Tracey is married to Professor Myles Allen, a climate physicist, and they have three children.
Finding the Hurt in Pain
Pain is unique to every person, and difficult to quantify and treat. Our author examines how brain imaging is opening our eyes to the richness and complexity of the pain experience, giving us extraordinary insight into the neurochemistry, network activity, wiring, and structures relevant to producing and modulating painful experiences in all their various guises.