Dr. Vishvarani Wanigasekera MRCP, FRCA, D.Phil is a Clinical Research fellow in the Anaesthesia, Pain and Analgesia Neuroimaging Group lead by Prof. Irene Tracey at the University of Oxford. For her D.Phil. studies she used neuroimaging to interrogate the human brain mechanisms of opioid pharmacodynamics.
Her research interests focus on understanding the pain and analgesia mechanisms to optimize pain relief in chronic pain patients. Her recent work concentrates on validating neuroimaging as a biomarker to aid analgesic drug development.
Dr. Wanigasekera is also a practicing clinician at the Oxford University Hospitals Trust with clinical commitments as an intensivist in the Cardio Thoracic Critical Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital.