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.
Trudy is a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist with an area of clinical expertise in the management of whiplash, neck pain, headache and dizziness. She is the co-director of Australian Specialist Physiotherapy Education. In addition, Trudy is an Associate Professor and NHMRC Research fellow at the University of Sydney (0.6FTE), an examiner for the Australian College of Physiotherapists and a Medical Assessor for the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Personal injury Commission. She runs a program of research in implementation of best practice for musculoskeletal conditions. She has been awarded $9.5m in competitive funding in 5 years, has over 60 publications and 2200 citations. She has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and workshops in the area of whiplash, headache and dizziness.