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The Australian Pain Society Council comprises representatives from every state and territory.
Dr Malcom Hogg
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain ManagementRoyal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville VIC 3052
Tel: 03 9342 7540Fax: 03 9342 8623
MBBS, Grad Dip in Med (Pain Management), Grad Cert (Research), FANZCA, FFPMANZCA Head of Pain Services, Melbourne Health.Following Anaesthesia training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, a Pain Fellowship was completed at The Prince of Wales and Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney.After several years on staff at these hospitals, Malcolm returned to Melbourne to contribute to the development of pain services at the RMH.
Dr Geoff Speldewinde
Capital Rehabilitation Multidisciplinary Injury & Pain Management Centre25 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600
Tel: 02 6282 6240 Fax: 02 6282 5510
MBBS, FAFRM (RACP), FFPMANZCA, FAFMMGeoffrey has specialist medical qualifications in Rehabilitation, Pain and Musculoskeletal medicine working in a private practice "Capital Rehabilitation and Pain Management Centre" with a C-arm X-ray machine, psychologists, physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Exercise Therapists and Massage Therapists in Deakin, ACT. He is also a VMO in the Pain Management Unit at The Canberra Hospital (TCH), and a VMO (currently Acting Director) in Rehabilitation Medicine at TCH.
Mr Michael Deen
Metro South Persistent Pain Management ServiceUpper Mount Gravatt QLD 4122
Tel: 07 3339 5500Fax: 07 3412 6050
B.Occ Thy (Hons) M.PhilMichael is an occupational therapist. He has worked with people experiencing persistent pain in both the community and hospital settings. Michael has a special interest in exploring the impact of persistent pain on a person's ability to function in daily life and in the process of adjustment for people with persistent pain.
Dr Gavin Chin
Royal Darwin HospitalPO Box 41326, Casuarina, NT 0811
Tel: 08 8922 8888 Fax: 08 8922 8900
MBBS, FFARM (RACP), Grad Dip in Med (Pain Management). Director of Rehabilitation Services and Territory Integrated Pain Services at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory .Gavin gradated from Flinders University, South Australia and completed Rehabilitation Medicine training in Adelaide. He has established a multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Service for the Northern Territory in close liaison with the Royal Adelaide Hospital Pain Service
Mrs Joy Burdack
Calvary Health Care ACTCnr Belconnen Way & Haydon Drive Bruce ACT 2617
Tel: 02 6201 6854Fax: 02 6201 6949
RN, BaHsc, MaHSc Research, Stomal Therapist, MRCNAJoy is a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Pain Management & Medication Safety Officer at Calvery Health Care ACT.Joy has been working at Calvary for 21 years, before that she worked throughout Australia in a mixture of city and rural health environments. She has worked in the role of Pain Management Coordinator since 1998, reviewing policy and procedures relating to pain management and medications. She delivers education sessions to staff and students (including nursing, physiotherapy & medical). Coordinates Acute Pain Rounds on surgical patients and also is referred patients suffering from chronic pain admitted to hospital. The role of Medication Safety Officer was added in 2007 and Joy is responsible for the coordination of medication chart audits at Calvary and together with the Pharmacy Department the review of medication incidents across the hospital.Over the years Joy has delivered many oral presentations and posters at conferences around Australia for both pain management and medication safety. She has been the President of the ACT Pain Interest Group ‘Nursing Issues’ for the past 3 years.
Ms Fiona Hodson
Hunter Integrated Pain ServiceJohn Hunter Hospital and Royal Newcastle CentrePO Box 664J, Newcastle NSW 2300
Tel: 02 4922 3435Fax: 02 4922 3438
RN, BaHsc Health ScienceFiona Hodson is a Pain Management Clinical Nurse Consultant with the Hunter Integrated Pain Service NSW, Australia and worked in all aspects of pain service delivery including inpatient, outpatient, procedural, research, aged care, community, health promotion, education, strategic planning, redesign and management.Fiona has developed strong links with the University of Newcastle, General Practice and the rural sector within Hunter New England Local Health Network (HNELHN) regarding Pain Management resources and practice. National recognition can be evidenced by her attendance at the Inaugural National Pain Summit in Canberra in March 2010 as an invited expert in the field of pain management. She has worked on various research and quality improvement projects such as, pain in older people in acute care, Emergency Department and guideline development. In 2010 Fiona was awarded the Judith Meppim Nursing and Midwifery Travel Scholarship and recently completed an international study tour of pain services in New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Mrs Jenny Phillips
Acute Pain Service, Royal Darwin HospitalPO Box 41326, Casuarina NT 0811
Tel: 08 8922 8888Fax: 08 8922 8325
RN, Master Science in Medicine (Pain Management)Jenny is a registered nurse who has worked in the acute care setting at Royal Darwin Hospital for the past fifteen years. She completed her Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) through Sydney University in 2007 and is currently embarking on the journey toward the role of Nurse Practitioner (Pain Management) through Charles Darwin University.Jenny has a strong commitment to education, for example: her development and facilitation of the Pain Study Course held at Royal Darwin Hospital. This course is run three times per year over two days and has a focus of pain that is encountered across the lifespan and across the varied clinical domains of practice. In 2011 Jenny was given the opportunity to deliver the course to staff at Katherine and Alice Springs Hospitals.
Ms Trudy Maunsell
Acute Pain ServicePrincess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba QLD
Tel: 07 3176 5547Fax: 07 3176 5102
RN, RM, NUM Cert., B Health Management, MScMed (Pain Management), Clinical Nurse Consultant
Trudy has a broad range of clinical experience in rural, remote and metropolitan hospitals as a Registered Nurse and Midwife and has been involved in pain management as a Clinical Nurse Consultant for the past 18 years after becoming interested in pain whilst a Nursing Unit Manager of an acute surgical ward in a regional referral hospital.
Trudy's interests in pain management include clinical care delivery, the establishment of outcome based key performance indicators for acute pain services and pain management education. Trudy has also conducted several commissioned training programs for nursing staff in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Ms Anne Burke
Pain Management Unit, Royal Adelaide HospitalNorth Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: 08 8222 5163Fax: 08 8222 5904
B.A. (Hons.), M. Psych. (Clin.), Dip. Clin. Hyp.Anne has maintained an active clinical attachment in the Pain Management Unit since 2002 and is currently Director, Clinical Psychology Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital. She holds clinical lectureships with University of Adelaide and Flinders University, and is an invited peer reviewer for “Clinical Psychologist”. Anne has conducted research in the areas of forensic and clinical health psychology, with her primary research interests being the evaluation of different therapeutic interventions for chronic pain, the impact of waiting for services, models of pain acceptance, forgiveness and vicarious traumatisation.
Dr Michele Callisaya
Persistent Pain Unit Royal Hobart Hospital70 Collins St Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: 03 6222 8953 Fax:
Bach Applied Sci (Physio), Grad. Cert (Research Meth.), PhD (Medical Science)Michele Callisaya works part-time as a Senior Physiotherapist at the Royal Hobart Hospital Pain Management Unit. She is also an NHMRC early career fellow at the Stroke and Ageing Research Group (Monash University) and an Honorary Fellow at the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart. Her research is investigating the role of brain structure and function on mobility decline in older people.
Dr Richard Sullivan
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre East MelbourneLocked Bag 1 A'Beckett Street VIC 8006
Tel: 03 9656 1111 Fax: 03 9656 1400
MBChB, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA Head of Acute Pain Services, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, MelbourneDr Richard Sullivan is an anaesthetist and pain specialist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. There he heads the acute pain service and runs an interventional pain service for complex cancer pain working closely with the palliative care department. He has research interests in persistent pain after cancer surgery and interventional approaches to managing cancer pain. He also works in the private sector in chronic pain and interventional pain management. Originally from Dunedin, New Zealand, he has worked and trained in anaesthesia and pain medicine in Victoria, New Zealand, New South Wales and Northern Territory. His extracurricular interests include cycling and snowboarding.
Dr Stephanie Davies
Anaesthetic Department and Pain Medicine Unit Fremantle Hospital Health ServiceAlma Street, Perth WA 6160
Tel: 08 9431 3296Fax: 08 9431 3696
MBBS (WA), FANZCA, FFPMANZCA, Head of Service Pain Medicine Unit Fremantle HospitalDr Stephanie Davies is the Head of Service, Pain Medicine Unit, Fremantle Hospital, Perth WA. She also has a private practice based at Bethesda Hospital. Her interests are in combining self-management options with medical options. She worked with the team at Fremantle to introduce the Self-Training Educative Pain Sessions (STEPS), an 8 hour pre-clinic patient group educative program that aims to increase the patient's knowledge and skills of a broad range of pain management strategies. She has developed interactive web-based technologies to access evidence at the point-of-care (http://www.MyLibrary.net.au) and to enable real-time analysis of patient outcomes by health professionals & researchers (http://www.ResearchAustralia.net.au).
Dr Tim Semple
Royal Adelaide Hospital Pain ClinicNorth Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: 08 8222 5403Fax: 08 8222 5904
MBBS, FANZCA, FFPMANZCATim is a senior specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital with clinical time shared equally between pain medicine and anaesthesia.He enjoys providing outreach services to regional South Australia and Northern Territory. He has had a long interest in implementing pain management approaches at a primary health level and raising the profile of pain management activities within the Commonwealth coding of healthcare.
Professor Michele Sterling
Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD)The University of Queensland, Royal Brisbane Hospital QLD 4029
Tel: 07 3365 5344Fax: 07 3346 4603
BPhty, Grad Dip Manip Physio, MPhty, FACP, PhDMichele is Associate Director of CONROD and Professor in the School of Medicine, both at The University of Queensland. She is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Michele’s research focus is in the area of musculoskeletal pain particularly processes that may contribute to the development of chronic pain and management in primary care.
Dr Will Howard
Department of Anaesthesia, Austin HealthStudley Road, Heidelberg VIC 3084
Tel: 03 9496 3800Fax: 03 9459 6421
MBBS, FANZCAWill has fellowships in both Anaesthesia and in Pain Medicine. He has been on staff of the Department of Anaesthesia Austin Health Melbourne since 1988 and been Director of Persisting Pain Services at Austin Health since 2006. He has been Editor of the APS newsletter since 2006.
Professor Maree Smith
Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug DevelopmentSt Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland, QLD 4072
Tel: 07 3365 2554Fax: 07 3346 7391
B Pharm (Hons), PhDMaree is the Executive Director of the Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (CIPDD) and Professor of Pharmacy at The University of Queensland. She has considerable expertise and know-how in preclinical and clinical drug development with specialist capabilities in the discovery and development of new molecules with potential for development as novel analgesics for human use.
Professor Michael Nicholas
Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore HospitalSt Leonards NSW 2065
Tel: 02 9926 7894Fax: 02 9926 6279
PhDMichael is a Professor at the Sydney Medical School, Director of the ADAPT program at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) and also Director of the Graduate Pain Education program at the Pain Management Research Institute (The University of Sydney/RNSH).Michael sits on the IASP Council, where he provides representation for Australasia at this peak international scientific pain body.
Ms Tracy Hallen
DC ConferencesNorth Sydney NSW 2060
Tel: 02 9016 4343Fax: 02 9954 0666
BEcInspired by the work of the Australian Pain Society, Tracy joined its Secretariat, DC Conferences, in February 2010 on a part-time basis. In her role as Project Officer, Tracy assists the APS to fulfil its strategic goals and enhance membership services.
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