Working Group: Assessing Pain Education
Anneke J. Beetsma, University of
Applied Sciences Groningen, Netherlands.
Anneke Beetsma is a PhD student with an overall objective to improve the modern scientific knowledge and attitudes of pain of Health Care Professionals. She is a physiotherapist, movement scientist, and physiotherapy lecturer at the Hanze University of Applied Science in Groningen, the Netherlands. Read more about Anneke Beetsma here
Roland R. Reezigt,
Hanze University of Amsterdam,
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands
Roland is a physiotherapist, lecturer and researcher. His research is in the field of (measurement of) central pain mechanisms and manual therapy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and in knowledge and attitudes in pain in clinicians and education at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen.
Professor Cormac Ryan, Teesside University
Professor Cormac Ryan is Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation at Teesside university and the Community Pain Champion for the Flippin’ Pain public health campaign. Cormac’s primary area of research is pain management, with a particular interest in Pain Science Education within the public health setting. Read more about Cormac here
Professor Lorimer Moseley AO, University of South Australia
Lorimer is Bradley Distinguished Professor, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, Australia. His contribution to the science and management of pain and to pain education has been recognised by Australia’s second highest civilian honour - Officer of the Order of Australia. Read more about Lorimer here
Dr Hayley Leake, University of South Australia
Hayley Leake is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of South Australia. She qualified as a physiotherapist in 2013, and completed her PhD in 2023. Her thesis explored how to optimise pain science education across the lifespan. Hayley is interested in improving how pain is understood by individuals and society, by leveraging technology and co-design. Read more about Hayley here.
Dr Joshua Pate, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Joshua Pate is a Senior Lecturer of Physiotherapy at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Josh researches paediatric pain, and pain science education in particular. He dreams that the next generation of humans can have access to the amazing science of pain. Read more about Josh here here
Dr Tonya Palermo, University of Washington, USA
Tonya is the Hughes M. and Katherine Blake Endowed Professor in Health Psychology and Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington, USA. Her research focused on management of pain in pediatric populations is based at Seattle Children’s Research Institute where she also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development. Read more about Tonya here,
James watson, Lead ESP Physiotherapist – Pain Management
Integrated MSK and Community Pain Management
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust