David Finn

University of Galway, Ireland

David Finn is Professor and Head of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Principal Investigator and Founding Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Research at the University of Galway, Ireland. Professor Finn’s research focuses on the affective and cognitive dimensions of pain, stress-pain interactions, and neuroinflammatory processes, with an emphasis on the endogenous cannabinoid system. He is the immediate Past-President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) and a Past President of the Irish Pain Society. He has been a member of the Presidential Task Forces for Cannabis, Cannabinoids and Chronic Pain of both the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the European Pain Federation (EFIC), and leader of the Basic Science Work Package for the IASP Task Force. He is a member of the EFIC Working Groups for Translational Pain Research and Pain Research Strategy, and was a member of EFIC Council and the Scientific Programme Committees for the EFIC 2022 and IASP 2024 Congresses.  Professor Finn is a member of the Editorial Boards of multiple international scientific journals including Pain, Journal of Psychopharmacology,  Frontiers in Neuropharmacology, Frontiers in Pain Research, and the Scandinavian Journal of Pain.  He has published 185 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters and frequently lectures at international conferences.