Prof Tony Dickenson, BSc, PhD, FmedSci, Professor of Neuropharmacology at University College London. Building a team of motivated, communicative, proactive and skilled pain researchers has lead to almost 325 publications and an h index of 84. Informing and educating on pain mechanisms and analgesic targets, translation from pre-clinical to patients and public engagement. Involved in many advisory boards and spoken around the world (what a privilege) at Pain Congresses. Many collaborative projects and aiming to be approachable and affable to all.