Researcher biography

My program of research is primarily focused on implementing randomised controlled trials designed to evaluate the efficacy and mechanisms of cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based interventions for heterogeneous chronic pain conditions. My concurrent line of research aims to further our understanding of the experience of chronic pain, as well as advance our capacity to accurately assess its multidimensional nature. I joined UQ in January 2015 to commence an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship which entails conducting a randomized controlled trial comparing the effects and mechanisms of mindfulness meditation, cognitive therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for chronic low back pain.