THE AUSTRALIAN PAIN SOCIETY

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Head Office

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North Sydney

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Corporate Members

 

Office Bearers

The Australian Pain Society Council comprises representatives from every state and territory.

2016-17 APS Board and Office Bearers
2016-17 APS Board and Office Bearers
President
President

Dr Geoffrey (Geoff) Speldewinde

Capital Pain & Rehabilitation Clinic
Deakin ACT 2600

Tel: 02 6282 6240
Fax: 02 6282 5510

MBBS, FAFRM (RACP), FFPMANZCA, FAFMM
Dr Speldewinde operates a private multi-disciplinary pain and rehabilitation   Clinic in Canberra that offers a range of evidence-guided treatment options for people with persistent pain problems.
Dr Speldewinde’s areas of specialty in Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine were obtained in 1990 and 2000 respectively.
Since 1992 he has trained in a range of spinal procedures from neurotomy to spinal stimulators. This is offered to patients in the context of the ‘Rehabilitation Model’ of patient-centred disease diagnosis and management. Dr Speldewinde has published and presented nationally and internationally on his work. His Clinic is unique in its seamless onsite availability of C-arm fluoroscopic and ultrasound imaging to guide the precision spinal, nerve and musculoskeletal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to complement their broad range of ‘non-invasive’ evidence-guided physical and psychological strategies.
As a means of furthering their application of the Rehabilitation model of patient-led care in order for patients to improve their own desired function Dr Speldewinde’s Clinic has implemented a novel  ‘Functioning with Pain’ STEPS triaging and educational process based on the WA experience.
The ongoing research ‘theme’ of the Clinic is one of demonstrating efficacy of interventions that may have been developed elsewhere in tertiary and research facilities in this typical representative community.
Dr Speldewinde brings to the role of President of the APS a unique blend of experience and skills operating a well-recognised community-based multidisciplinary private practice in pain rehabilitation utilising a broad range of evidence-guided medical, physical, psychological and educational interventions created and implemented by a dedicated and enthusiastic team.

President Elect
President Elect

Ms Fiona Hodson

Hunter Integrated Pain Service
John Hunter Hospital Campus
New Lambton NSW 2305

Tel: 02 4922 3435
Fax: 02 4922 3438

RN, BaHSc Health Science
Fiona has worked in all aspects of pain service delivery including inpatient, outpatient, procedural, research, aged care, community, health promotion, education, strategic planning, redesign and management. More recently Fiona held the role of Project Officer for the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Pain Management Network, which culminated in the launch of the Pain Network website on 25 March 2014. She is also currently a board director of Chronic Pain Australia (CPA) and Liaison officer for Painaustralia and CPA.



Secretary
Secretary

Dr Will Howard

Director, Pain Service
Austin Health
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Tel: 03 9496 3800
Fax: 03 9459 6421

MBBS Grad Dip Med (Pain Management) FANZCA FFPMANZCA
Will 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 Chronic Pain Services at Austin Health since 2006. He was Editor of the APS newsletter for 10 years from 2006 to 2015 inclusive and took on the role of Secretary at the 2015 AGM.

Treasurer
Treasurer

Dr Gavin Chin

Royal Darwin Hospital
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

ACT Director
ACT Director

Mrs Joy Burdack

Calvary Health Care ACT
Bruce ACT 2617

Tel: 02 6201 6854
Fax: 02 6201 6949

RN, BaHsc, MaHSc Research, Stomal Therapist, MRCNA
Joy is a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Pain Management & Medication Safety Officer at Calvary 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.

NSW Director
NSW Director

Mr Tim Austin

Camperdown Physiotherapy
Newtown NSW 2042

Tel: 02 9517 1787
Fax: 02 9516 2491

MScMed (Pain Management), BAppSc (Physio)
Tim graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy.  He then worked at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney until 1994, when he became Principal Physiotherapist at Camperdown Physiotherapy; a position he continues to hold.  Tim’s work in the Private Practice has always involved inter-disciplinary pain management, for many years with Dr John Ditton, and more recently with Associate Professor Tillman Boesel. From 2005 to 2007, Tim completed a Masters of Pain Management with Honours through the University of Sydney. Upon completion of this degree, Tim was asked to commence on the teaching staff of this degree programme, a position he continues to hold.
Tim was a member of the Relationships and Communication Committee of the Australian Pain Society for 4 years from 2011-2014 inclusive.  He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Pain Network of the Australian Physiotherapy Society, and sits on the National Committee of this Network.

NT Director
NT Director

Ms Diann Black

Recovery
Royal Darwin Hospital
Casuarina NT 0811

Tel: 08 8931 1029
Fax: 08 8922 8325

B Nursing, Post Grad Cert Paed Nursing, Post Grad Dip Clin Nursing, M Nursing-Nurse Practitioner, MScMed (Pain Mgmt), M Nursing-Children & Young People, Post Grad Dip Transfusion Practice
Diann is a Territorian who has travelled extensively. While working in Seattle she became interested in pain management and worked with Prof John Loeser. Upon returning to the NT in 2007 she was inspired by our previous NT director, Jenny Phillips, to study pain management. Diann feels that there is a need for the development of a pain management Nurse Practitioner role in the NT to provide care for patients with post-acute, chronic and post discharge pain and has hope that this role may be developed in 2015.

QLD Director
QLD Director

Ms Trudy Maunsell

Acute Pain Service
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Woolloongabba QLD

Tel: 07 3176 5547
Fax: 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. 

SA Director
SA Director

Ms Anne Burke

Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide SA 5000

Tel: 08 8222 4770
Fax: 08 8222 5904

B.A. (Hons.), M. Psych. (Clin.), Dip. Clin. Hyp.
Anne is the Co-Director, Psychology, Central Adelaide Local Health Network and has maintained an active attachment in the Pain Management Unit since 2002.  She holds clinical lectureships with The University of Adelaide - where she is also currently completing her PhD research - and Flinders University. 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, clinical workforce issues and health service delivery, and vicarious traumatisation.

TAS Director
TAS Director

Mr Simon Watt

Physiotherapy Department, Tasmanian Health Organisation
North West Regional Hospital
Burnie TAS 7320

Tel: 03 6430 6608
Fax: 03 6430 6607

BPhty
Simon is the Deputy Manager of Physiotherapy for the Tasmanian Health Organisation - North West.  His clinical area of interest is in the management of patients with chronic pain conditions.  During his career, he has practiced Physiotherapy within the health system of Australia, New Zealand and the UK.  In his current role he provides leadership to a team of diverse clinicians providing quality Physiotherapy services to the North West coast of Tasmania.

VIC Director
VIC Director

Dr Diarmuid McCoy

Pain Matrix
Geelong VIC 3220

Tel: 03 5229 6996
Fax: 03 5229 0941

MBBCh BAO (NUI) FFARCSI FFPMANZCA FFPMCAI FANZCA
Diarmuid McCoy is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician. He graduated from the University College of Cork, before undertaking vocational training at St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin.
He worked as a Senior Fellow at Flinders University in Adelaide, before taking up a position as a Consultant Pain Medicine Physician at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool.
Dr McCoy returned to Australia in 2004, where he has since been based in Geelong. He has been a Clinical Director of the pain management unit at Barwon Health since 2004, and is now a Director with Pain Matrix.
Dr McCoy is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University Medical School. A fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at ANZCA he is a member of the Training Unit Assessment Committee and the Research Committee. Dr McCoy has been an examiner at the faculty for the past 6 years. He is frequently asked to speak at state, national and international meetings including the Australian Pain Society Canberra 2013 and the Annual Scientific meeting of ANZCA Hong Kong 2010. He has authored a number of papers and a book chapter on the subject of pain.

WA Director
WA Director

Mr Shadreck Tozana

Functional Revival and Baptistcare Bethal
Albany WA 6330

Tel: 0437 541 165 (Work)
Fax: 08 9841 8480

BSc OT
Shadreck is the Manager of Functional Revival a private practice based in Albany, WA and works as an Occupational Therapist specialising in pain management programs for Baptistcare. His clinical area of interest is in chronic pain management with a particular focus on strategic and policy directions of services. He continues to pursue external studies in chronic pain management at McGill University in Canada.
Shadreck is currently working as part of the pain health-working group responsible for developing the Pain Health Framework for WA. In his role as the co-chair for the funding and equity sub group, he is focused on delivering affordable specialist chronic pain management services to rural and remote communities.

Immediate Past President
Immediate Past President

Dr Malcolm Hogg

Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville VIC 3052

Tel: 03 9342 7540
Fax: 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.

SPC Chair
SPC Chair

Professor Michele Sterling

Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD)
School of Allied Health, Griffith University
Southport QLD 4222

Tel: 07 5678 0368
Fax: 07 3346 4603

BPhty, Grad Dip Manip Physio, MPhty, FACP, PhD
Michele 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.

Newsletter Editor
Newsletter Editor

Dr Stephanie Davies

WA Specialist Pain Services
Cottesloe WA 6011

Tel: 0412 933 419
Fax: 08 9286 8023

MBBS (WA), FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
Dr Stephanie Davies trained at UWA and did her training in Anaesthetics in Perth and the UK. During her Anaesthetic training she also subspecialised in Pain Management.
Subsequently she has devoted her career only to pain management research and to running various programs including being Head of Service at Fremantle Hospital, Adjunct A/Prof at Curtin University and Senior Lecturer at UWA. She established the Self-Training Educative Pain Sessions (STEPS) program at the Fremantle Hospital Pain Medicine Unit (moving to Fiona Stanley Hospital in 2015) and has supported the replication of the STEPS program locally and nationally. She was the co-lead to establish painHEALTH for the WA Department of Health. She established MyLibrary and researchAUSTRALIA.

PhD Scholarship Chair
PhD Scholarship Chair

Associate Professor Michael Farrell

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Monash University
Clayton VIC 3800

Tel: 03 9905 6094
Fax: 03 9902 9500

PhD, MSC, BAppSc (Phy)
A/Prof Michael Farrell trained and worked as a Physiotherapist before starting his research career. Recipient of a NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship, Michael completed a postdoc in the lab of Richard Gracely at the National Institutes of Health before returning to Melbourne and joining the Howard Florey Institute in 2003. Leader of the Interoception Imaging team at the Florey, Michael was also a C.R. Roper Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He joined the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at Monash University as an Associate Professor in 2014.
Michael uses functional brain imaging techniques including positron emission tomography, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and perfusion-fMRI to investigate the human brain control of sensations and regulatory responses that arise from signals inside the body.

IASP Liasion
IASP Liasion

Professor Michael Nicholas

Pain Management Research Institute
Royal North Shore Hospital
St Leonards NSW 2065

Tel: 02 9926 7894
Fax: 02 9926 6279

PhD
Michael 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.

APS Secretariat - Project Officer
APS Secretariat - Project Officer

Ms Tracy Hallen

DC Conferences
North Sydney NSW 2060

Tel: 02 9016 4343
Fax: 02 9954 0666

BEc
Inspired 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.