Associate Professor Tasha Stanton is the Osteoarthritis Research Theme Lead for IIMPACT in Health at The University of South Australia, Adelaide. A/Prof Stanton currently holds a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship. She is a clinical pain neuroscientist, with original clinical training as a physiotherapist. She has received >$3.4m in competitive research funding, has published 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, and she has been a keynote/invited speaker at >80 national and international conferences. Her research has won both national and international awards, including the World Congress of Pain Ronald Dubner research award for the best series of papers as a trainee, the Australian Pain Society Rising Star Award and the Australian Physiotherapy Association Best New Investigator Award. Her research focusses on pain – why do we have it and why doesn’t it go away? She has a specific interest in cortical body representation, somatosensation, multi-modal illusions, and pain.