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Associate Professor Haxby Abbott (Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgical Sciences)

Osteoarthritis: hip and knee; Low back pain; Heel pain/'plantar fasciitis'/'tibialis posterior tendonitis'; 'Tennis elbow'/lateral elbow pain; Limited prescribing authority; Accuracy of physiotherapists' clinical examination and diagnosis; Effectiveness of physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions
Work: 64 3 474 0999 x 58615 | Mobile: 64 27 289 0863
Email: haxby.abbott@otago.ac.nz

Dr John Ashton (Pharmacology & Toxicology)

Cannabinoids; Cannabinoid pharmacology; Cerebral ischemia; Endocannabinoid system; Hypoxia-ischemia; Neuroinflammation; Neuropathic pain; Neuropharmacology; Neuroprotection; Pain; Pharmacology
Work: 64 3 479 3040
Email: john.ashton@otago.ac.nz

Professor David Baxter (School of Physiotherapy)

Physical Activity and Exercise in Health; Ageing Well; Men's health; Complementary Alternative Medicine, including Acupuncture; Pain management; Medical Lasers; Therapeutic Electrophysical agents; Physiotherapy
Work: 64 3 479 7411
Email: david.baxter@otago.ac.nz

Dr James Borowczyk (Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Musculoskeletal Medicine
Work: 63 3 364 1086
Email: jim.borowczyk@otago.ac.nz

Dr Ben Darlow (Primary Care and General Practice, University of Otago Wellington)

Back pain; Attitudes and beliefs about back pain; Physiotherapy; Movement, activity, and health; Collaborative practice; Interprofessional education
Work: 64 4 918 6051 | Mobile: 64 21 079 4693
Email: ben.darlow@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Wayne Gillett (Women's and Children's Health - Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Dunedin School of Medicine)

Assisted reproduction; Infertility; Endometriosis; Chronic pain; Reproductive surgery; Obstetrics and gynaecology; Decision Analysis
Work: 64 3 470 8567 | Mobile: 64 27 434 3896
Email: wayne.gillett@otago.ac.nz

Dr Amanda Landers (Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Palliative medicine; End of life care; Pain management; Pancreatic cancer; Ethics
Work: 64 3 375 4274 | Mobile: 64 27 271 4918
Email: amanda.landers@nursemaude.org.nz

Dr Ramakrishnan Mani (School of Physiotherapy)

Biopsychosocial model of pain- chronic pain; Pain neurosciences: Brain and spinal cord mechanisms in chronic pain (neuroplasticity, and psychosocial factors) ; Pain mechanisms; Pain education ; Pain curriculum ; Predictors of musculoskeletal pain/disability- longitudinal studies ; Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in chronic health conditions including pain
Work: 64 3 479 3485
Email: ramakrishnan.mani@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor John Pickering (Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Acute Kidney Injury; Acute care disease biomarkers; Chest pain pathways in the emergency department | Mobile: 64 21 253 7877
Email: john.pickering@otago.ac.nz

Dr Nicola Swain (Psychological Medicine)

Pain; Psychological pain treatments ; Child well-being; Child birth ; Tone-deafness; Caregiver violence; Medical communication
Work: 64 3 474 0999 x 57299 | Home: 64 3 467 2131 | Mobile: 64 21 539 755
Email: nicola.swain-campbell@otago.ac.nz

Dr Bronwyn Thompson (Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine , University of Otago Christchurch)

Classical grounded theory; Pain; Cognitive behavioural approaches in pain management; Return to work; Psychology
Work: 64 3 364 1086
Email: bronwyn.thompson@otago.ac.nz

Dr Steve Tumility (School of Physiotherapy)

Tendinopathy; Manual therapy; The influence of the sympathetic nervous system on musculoskeletal pain; Measuring physiotherapy clinical outcomes; Musculoskeletal/sports injury; Orthopaedic manipulative therapy; modulation of the HPA axis using manipulative interventions; Laser therapy
Work: 64 3 479 7193
Email: steve.tumilty@otago.ac.nz

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