Dr Luke Grundy

Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

Research expertise

Dr Grundy is a Research Fellow in Clincial Pharmacology and the Head of Bladder Research within the Visceral Pain Research Group, located at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Instititue (SAHMRI)

Research expertise

Dr Grundy is a Research Fellow in Clincial Pharmacology and the Head of Bladder Research within the Visceral Pain Research Group, located at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Instititue (SAHMRI)

place Health Sciences Building
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Grundy is an emerging leader in the field of Neurourology, having established an internationally recognised research program identifying the functional classes of afferents that innervate the bladder, and the channels and receptors underlying their function in health and chronic pain states. Dr Grundy has a proven track record, with high impact publications in journals such as Nature, Pain, JCI insight, Scientific Reports, and the American Journal of Physiology. He also has invited reviews published in Annual Reviews of Physiology, American Journal of Phsyiology, and Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience.

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant 2019

Flinders University Impact Seed Funding for Early Career Researchers 2019

Centre for Neuroscience small grants 2019

American Urological Association travel award 2019

Flinders University Early Career Research Investigator Award 2018

Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Young Investigator Award 2018

United European Gastroenterology Young Investigator Award 2016

Digestive Diseases Week Young Investigator Award 2016

Research expertise
Neurosciences
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Physiology
Research interests

My research focusses on trying to understand how chronic pelvic pain develops by studying nerves that transmit pain from our internal organs. Just like our skin, many of our internal organs have a nervous system that provides our brain with important information regarding the health of these systems. We believe that chronic pain is a failure of these nerves to reset back to normal after an injury or inflammation, so by understanding how these nerves function in healthy situations and what causes them to become more sensitive over time, we can develop effective treatments for chronic pelvic pain disorders.

The Visceral Pain Research Group is a world leader in this field and we currently have a number of projects investigating the role of infection and inflammation in the development of neuronal hypersensitivity, as well as developing novel targets for the treatment of pain.

If you are interested in applying for an Honours or PhD in this area please contact me via email.

Supervisory interests
Bladder control
Chronic pain
Microbiology
Neuroscience
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Neuroscience (4)
Publications

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