Working Group: Learning Frameworks & Strategies
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
Anneke J. Beetsma, University of
Applied Sciences Groningen, Netherlands.
Anneke Beetsma is PhD student with as the 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
Dr Daniel Harvie, University of South Australia
Daniel is a Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and a pain scientist at the University of South Australia. His research focusses on leading-edge theories of body perception and how they might inform new approaches to chronic pain, often involving virtual reality and sensory training approaches. Daniel and Lorimer Moseley are co-authors of the book—Pain and The Nature of Perception: A New Way to Look at Pain.
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
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 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,
Professor Jennifer Stinson, University of Toronto
Dr. Jennifer Stinson is the Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair, a Nurse Practitioner, Co-Director of the Pain Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children, a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Her program of research focuses on co-design and evaluation of digital therapeutics for youth with painful chronic conditions as well as patient reported outcome measures. She also focuses on interprofessional pain education such as Pediatric Project ECHO at which provides virtual mentorship to community healthcare providers on the management of complex pediatric pain patients. Read more about Dr. Jennifer Stinson here.
Professor Mira Meeus, University of Antwerp & Ghent, Belgium
Mira Meeus is Professor Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She is internationally recognized for her scientific contribution to the field of assessment and rehabilitation of chronic pain, in particular nociplastic pain. Read more about Mira Meeus here
Associate Professor David Butler, University of South Australia
David is a physiotherapist, an educationalist, researcher and clinician, now shifting into peaceful retirement. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia and honoured member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Recent publications co-authored with Lorimer Moseley, include Explain Pain (2003, 2013), The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer (2015) and “Explain Pain Supercharged” (2017). Read more about David here
James Watson, Lead ESP Physiotherapist – Pain Management
Integrated MSK and Community Pain Management
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Annika van der Mee, University of Applied Sciences Groningen, Netherlands