The Complexity of Chronic Pain

Lecture: The Complexity of Chronic Pain - approaching it from multiple angles

Chronic pain affects one in five Australians. Why do some people continue to experience pain following an injury or illness and others do not? This question has baffled doctors and scientists for many years. Unfortunately, chronic pain is highly subjective and extremely complex, such that a 'one size fits all 'approach to treatment does not often work.

The lecture delves into aspects of this complexity ranging from our brains response to chronic pain to how our coping and mind-set impacts on perceived levels of disability and function to developing better, more holistic ways to assess and treat people with chronic pain.

Presenter Lucy Chipchase

Date 25 July 2018

Time 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm

Registrations close 24 July 2018

Additional Information

Lucy Chipchase is Professor and Associate Dean (Clinical) in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney. Previously, she was the Foundation Professor of Physiotherapy at Western Sydney University with prior academic roles at the University of Queensland and University of South Australia.  

Dr Chipchase trained as a physiotherapist and has worked as a clinician, researcher and academic in the area of pain and musculoskeletal practice. Her clinical practice and research focuses on pain and rehabilitation, where she has made inroads into our understanding and management of pain from a neurobiological, clinical and sociocultural perspective. 

Some of Lucy’s major achievements are:

  • Winner of NSW Health Award 2017 in the category “Supporting our People” for work into the cultural adaptation of pain management services.
  • Universitas 21 Teaching and Learning Network Staff Fellowship (2012) and Teaching Fellow at the University of Queensland (2011)
  • Her students’ achievements, many of whom have achieved considerable success including winning NHMRC fellowships and grants and carving successful careers in academia.
25/07/2018 - 25/07/2018
University of Canberra
Building 1 LevelA Room 21, Theatre in UC Hub
University Drive
Bruce, ACT 2617


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

APA Members: FREE
25/07/2018 5:30 PM - 25/08/2018 7:00 PM
25/07/2018 5:30 PM

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