Joao Paulo Caneiro
Dr JP Caneiro is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist, Titled Pain Physiotherapist, and has a PhD in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. At Curtin University, JP is a research fellow part of a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Knee osteoarthritis, and a multicenter trial for back pain. He also lectures in the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy. Clinically, JP focuses on the management of complex musculoskeletal pain presentations, working at Body Logic Physiotherapy in Perth. JP is an Associated Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and is also in the scientific committee for the International Association for the Study of Pain. He has published several research papers and presented his work internationally. As a co-host of a podcast called Empowered Beyond Pain, JP is committed to dispel myths about pain, and to translate scientific evidence into simple and clear messages about pain to the public.
Claire Ashton-James, PhD is a Social Psychologist with expertise in the interpersonal realm of healthcare. Her research spans the role of emotions and trust in patient-clinician interactions, interventions to support clinician wellbeing, social aspects of pain and pain management, and the development of e-health interventions to support patients who are tapering off opioid medications for chronic pain. Dr Ashton-James has contributed to numerous books and journal articles on organizational wellbeing. After completing honours in Business Management (UQ) She completed her PhD research in Social Psychology at Duke University (USA) on a full scholarship from the University of NSW (Australian Postgraduate Award). From here, Claire completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (Canada) where her research focused on emotions and the psychology of wellbeing. As an Assistant Professor in The Netherlands (University of Groningen and VU Amsterdam), she conducted research at the intersection of social psychology and medicine, examining the contribution of clinician communication to patients' experience of trust and procedural pain. Since returning to Australia to join The University of Sydney's Pain Management Research Institute in 2015, her research has focused on clinician wellbeing and the development of interventions to support clinicians in complex clinical care settings.
Prof Trudy Rebbeck PhD FACPTrudy is Professor of Clinical Translation in Physiotherapy at Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Australia (0.6FTE). She leads two national programmes of research; i) Implementation of clinical pathways and models of care for whiplash and musculoskeletal (MSK) pain conditions more broadly and, ii) Discovery of new mechanism underpinning headache and MSK pain conditions . In the past 5 years, her programme of research has attracted >$15m in competitive grants. She has 80 publications and >2800 citations. Prof Rebbeck has supervised 16 HDR students and mentored over 50 clinical specialists in physiotherapy to obtain Fellowship. She is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist in primary care (0.4FTE) specialising in assessment and management of complex cervical spine and head disorders (e.g whiplash, headache, concussion). Trudy's international impact in clinical translation is demonstrated by the 10+ international workshops she delivers in this area per annum.