Sylvia Gustin

Associate Professor
University of New South Wales

Sydney, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


For the past 20 years (12 years postdoc, self-funded) I have been using brain imaging techniques and psychological assessment to investigate the central and psychological circuits underlying chronic pain and spinal cord injury in humans. I have experience in the use of many brain imaging techniques such as magnetoencephalography and functional, structural and biochemical magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, I have practised as a psychologist focusing on the management of chronic pain and spinal cord injury. My aim is to increase our understanding of the development and maintenance of chronic pain and spinal cord injury, in particular psychological and central components and their association with each other. And most importantly to develop and evaluate novel interventions that can provide pain relief and touch restoration via the primary source of pain: the brain.