Education Staff and Faculty


Our education programs, under the leadership of Professor Michael Nicholas, explore the problem of pain from a multidisciplinary framework. Our programs are supported by national and international content experts with a background in basic and applied sciences.

Education Staff

Name Position Contact Details
Professor Michael Nicholas Director, Pain Education and Pain Management Programs

T: (+61) 2 9463-1515
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Dr Elizabeth Devonshire Course Coordinator & Manager: eLearning & International (Pain Ed)

T: (+61) 2 9463-1529
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Grace Tague Academic & Student Coordinator

T: (+61) 2 9463-1528
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Duncan Sanders Senior Lecturer

T: (+61) 2 9463-1536
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Timothy Austin Online Coordinator
(Core units)

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Leigh-Anne Funnell Program Officer

T: (+61) 2 9463-1516
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Content Experts

Name Speciality Position
Dr Ghauri Aggarwal Palliative Care Physician
  • Head Palliative Care Department, Concord Hospital,
  • Clinical Associate Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • President, NSW Society of Palliative Medicine
Professor Ali Asghari Professor of Psychology
  • Senior Research Fellow, Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • School of Psychology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
Ms Lee Beeston Registered Nurse
  • Program Coordinator ADAPT, Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
A/Prof Fiona Blyth Epidemiologist
  • Coordinator of Medical Education and Epidemiologist, Concord Clinical School, University of Sydney
Dr Helen Boocock Director for Oral Health
  • Acting Director, Oral Health, Clinical Education & Training Queensland (ClinEdQ)
Dr Charles Brooker Anaesthetist and Pain Management Specialist
  • Director of the Chronic and Cancer Pain program, Royal North Shore Hospital
Professor Ian Cameron Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Professor and Head, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney
Ms Jessica Castle Physiotherapist
  • Pain Management Research Centre, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital
Professor Mark Connor Professor of Pharmacology
  • The Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University
Dr Philip Corke Anaesthetist and Pain Management Specialist
  • Concord Hospital, Sydney
Professor Michael Cousins Professor of Anaesthesia & Pain Management
  • Head of Dept of Anaesthesia & Pain Management, University of Sydney
  • Director Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital  
Ms Maria de Sousa Physiotherapist
  • University of Sydney, Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital 
Dr Jonathan de Lima Staff Anesthetist and Pain Management Specialist
  • Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney
Mr Matt Forster Pain Management Physiotherapist
  • Injury Management Consultant, Axis Rehabilitation at Work, Brisbane
Dr Winnie Hong Anaesthetist and Pain Management Specialist
  • Concord Hospital, Sydney
Professor David Hunter Rheumatologist
  • Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney
Ms Karin Jodlowski-Tan Acupuncturist
  • Education Officer, Australian Medical Acupuncture College NSW 
Dr Damien Finniss Medical Practitioner and Physiotherapist
  • University of Sydney, Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital
Professor Herta Flor Professor of Psychology
  • Scientific Director, Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Dr Newman L Harris Psychiatrist and Specialist Pain Medicine Physician
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Bronwyn Jenkins Neurologist
  • Royal North Shore Hospital 
Dr Ian Leong Palliative Care Physician
  • Head, Continuing and Community Care Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Dr Wendy Lipworth NH&MRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Centre for Clinical Governence, Research in Health, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales and
  • Affiliate, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney
Dr Ross MacPherson Staff Specialist and Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Allan Molloy Senior Staff Specialist and Senior Lecturer
  • University of Sydney
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
Mr Michael Mulholland-Licht Osteopath
  • President, World Osteopathic Health Organisation,
  • Vital Lifestyle Clinic, Balgowlah, Sydney 
Professor Greg Murray Professor and Orofacial Pain Specialist
  • Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney
Dr Sarah Overton Clinical Psychologist
  • ADAPT, Pain Management and Research Centre
  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney
Dr Gavin Pattullo Anesthetist and Pain Management Specialist
  • Royal North Shore Hospital 
Professor Chris Peck Dean and Orofacial Pain Specialist
  • Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney 
Professor Ted Shipton Anaesthetist and Pain Management Specialist
  • Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand 
Professor Stephan Schug Chair of Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology & Anaesthesiology Unit
  • School of Medicine & Pharmacology
    University of Western Australia
  • Director of Pain Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital
Professor Philip Siddall Professor in Pain Medicine
  • Director, Pain Management Service, Hammond Care, Greenwich Hospital, Sydney
  • Sydney Medical School - Northern, University of Sydney 
Dr Andrew Singer Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital
Ms Emily Teo Acupuncturist
  • Roseville, Sydney 
Dr Jane Thomas Staff Anaesthetist
  • Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand 
Ms Lois Tonkin Physiotherapist
  • Pain Management Research Centre, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital 
Mr John Turner Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Pain Management Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital 
Dr Chris Vaughan Principal Hospital Scientist
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney 
Dr Russell Vickers Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney 
Dr Brad Wood Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital 
Dr Paul Wrigley Pain Medicine Senior Staff Specialist
  • Senior Lecturer & Supervisor of Training, Pain Management and Research Centre, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Sue-Ching Yeoh Consultant Oral Medicine
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney
Ms Olly Zekry Consultant Pharmacist
  •  Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney