24 July 2018

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on pain in conjunction with Pain Week. Journalists can contact the following experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

Emeritus Professor Maree Smith, School of Pharmacy
Nerve pain and novel painkillers in development worldwide.
Contact: maree.smith@uq.edu.au, +61 415 401 301.

Dr Melissa Day, School of Psychology
Chronic pain, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural therapy, non-pharmacological pain management and the emotional, social and behavioural impact of pain.
Contact: m.day@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 6421.

Dr Andrew Claus, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Understanding pain and interpreting what to do about it.
Contact: a.claus1@uq.edu.au, +61 423 394 003.

Dr Michelle Smith, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Ankle osteoarthritis.
Contact: m.smith5@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 4660.

Dr Nicole Andrews and Associate Professor Venerina Johnston, RECOVER Injury Research Centre
Chronic pain resulting following a road traffic accident and how to improve return to work rates in this population.  
Contact: n.andrews@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 4826

Professor Michele Sterling, RECOVER Injury Research Centre

Preventing chronic pain after musculoskeletal injury, non-pharmacological treatment of pain including exercise and psychological treatments, management of pain in primary care, relationships between pain and stress after road traffic crash injury. Contact: m.sterling@uq.edu.au, +61 3346 4793


Media: Kirsten O’Leary, UQ Communications, k.oleary@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 7436, @UQhealth.