Dr Helen Cohen is a Consultant in Rheumatology and Chronic Pain at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK. Dr Cohen graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine, completed higher training in Cardiff and her PhD at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath. She has a special interest in the management and treatment of chronic pain, and specifically in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) / Joint Hypermobility syndrome and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). She leads the CRPS and hypermobility rehabilitation programmes at Stanmore.
One of Dr Cohen’s main research interests is in understanding how brain mechanisms contribute to severe chronic pain syndromes. Her clinical interests include general rheumatology, hypermobility, fibromyalgia and CRPS among other chronic, difficult-to-explain pain syndromes.
Dr Cohen held an Arthritis Research UK Clinical Fellowship for 3 years which supported her research work. She has presented nationally and internationally on CRPS, hypermobility and chronic pain, and published articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is a keen hiker/mountaineer and martial arts enthusiast.