Areas of Expertise

  • Brain Tumours
  • Cerebral Aneurysms and Haemorrhagic Stroke
  • Brachial Plexus Avulsion Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Head Trauma – brain haemorrhage and skull fractures
  • Musculoligamentous Spine Injuries
  • Neck Injuries – whiplash and other injuries
  • Neuralgia
  • Pain after Brain Injury
  • Peripheral neuropathies – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nervous System Pain
  • Post Thoracotomy and Post Mastectomy pain
  • Post Traumatic Neuropathic Pain
  • Spinal Injuries – ruptured discs, sciatica, stenosis, trauma, low back pain and scoliosis.
  • Traumatic Injuries of Peripheral Nerves
  • Tumours – tumours of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
  • Malformations of the Nervous System

Current Positions

  • Director of Multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme, The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower
  • Past President, Medicolegal Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2010 – present
  • Chairman, Pain Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2001 – present
  • Member, Neurology and Neurosurgical Assessment Tribunal, Q-COMP, 2001 – present
  • Member, Court of Honour, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1999 – present

Previous Positions

  • Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba
  • Visiting Neurosurgeon
    • Mater Children’s, Adult and Private Hospitals, South Brisbane
    • Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes
    • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba
  • President, Australian Pain Society
  • President, Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Vice President, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Dean, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Treasurer, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
  • Senior visiting Pain Specialist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Queensland


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Neurosurgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • Fellow of Faculty of Pain Management, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (A.B.I.M.E.), AMA5, June 2014
  • Queensland Worker’s Compensation Scheme Guidelines for Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (GEPI) training, Core, Spine and Nervous System, 2014
  • Comcare: Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment, Second Edition, 2006
  • Australian Centenary Medal, 2003
  • Officer of the Order of Australia, 2004
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