Andrew Rice is Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He is active in both clinical practice and translational research elucidating neuropathic pain. Andrew’s research covers both laboratory and clinical research spanning animal models, through deep profiling of patients with a view to personalized medicine, to clinical trials and evidence synthesis by meta-analysis. His focus is on neuropathic pain in the context of infectious diseases (HIV, Herpes Zoster, HTLV-1 and leprosy), diabetic neuropathy and peripheral nerve trauma, especially in a military context – which includes collaborations with historians. He is a vocal advocate for tackling the record of translation failure in his field by improving the internal and external validity of pre-clinical research and for innovating evidence synthesis methods in pre-clinical research. He has published over 230 peer reviewed papers and has a citation (H) index of 60.