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After obtaining dental (Kings College, London), medical (Cambridge) degrees and specialist training in oral medicine Joanna Zakrzewska specialized in orofacial pain and became a fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. At University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust she leads the largest UK multidisciplinary facial pain unit.


See more at https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/ServiceA-Z/EDH/MAXMED/FPAIN/Pages/Home.aspx 


She also runs a variety of research projects especially in the field of trigeminalneuralgia, (an excruciating intermittent pain of the face provoked by any light touch) in which she is an international expert. She has written 4 books, 19 chapters and over a 100 papers. She lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.

The language of pain is complex both in describing the physical elements and even more so when determining its impact on the person and the society in which they live. Joanna has worked with Deborah Padfield , a visual artist, over the last six years to determine how the Arts could help. They are hoping that pain could be made more visible and hence better understood through the medium of photography.


See more at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/research/projects/pain-speaking-the-threshold 


The project also includes linguists, historians, psychologists and anthropologists as this approach may help improve our understanding of a universal problem - pain.

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