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

Professor Michael Nicholas
Director of Pain Education

Tel: (+61) 2 9463-1515
Fax: (+61) 2 9463-1002


Dr Elizabeth Devonshire
Course Coordinator & Manager:
elearning & international (pain management)

Tel: (+61) 2 9463-1529
Fax: (+61) 2 9463-1002


Ms Grace Tague
Academic & Staff Coordinator

Tel: (+61) 2 9463-1528
Fax: (+61) 2 9463-1002


Duncan Sanders
Senior Lecturer

Tel: (+61) 2 9463-1536


Mr Timothy Austin
Online Coordinator (Core units)



For general enquiries please contact:
Pain Education Admin
Tel: (+61) 2 9463-1516
Fax: (+61) 2 9463-1002

Content Experts


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,
Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital and School of Psychology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

Ms Lee Beeston,
Registered Nurse, Program Coordinator ADAPT, Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital

Dr Helen Boocock,
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 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

Professor Michael Cousins
Professor & Head of Dept of Anaesthesia & Pain Management, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital and Professor & 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

Dr Winnie Hong
Anaesthetist and Pain Management Specialist, Concord Hospital

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

Mr Matt Forster,
Pain Management Physiotherapist, Injury Management Consultant, Axis Rehabilitation at Work, Brisbane

Dr Newman L Harris,
Psychiatrist and Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, Senior Clinical 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, University of Sydney, Pain Management and Research Centre

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
Director, Pain Management Service, Hammond Care, Greenwich Hospital, Sydney and Professor in Pain Medicine, 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 and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Dr Russell Vickers
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Clinical Senior lecturer, University of Sydney

Dr Brad Wood,
Clinical Psychologist, 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