Cam is a medical student at the University of Otago, Christchurch.
In 2013 he completed a summer studentship with the Department of Anaesthesia.
This was followed in 2014 by his Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) program, which he conducted under the supervision of Professors Edward Shipton and Elizabeth Wells, with assistance from Dr Sherif Tawfeek from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Both of these projects involved attempting to discover potentially-modifiable risk factors for the progression from acute to chronic post-operative pain.
In 2015 he will undertake a second summer studentship with the Department of Anaesthesia, determining the relationship between certain psychosocial factors and chronic pain in patients attending the Burwood Pain Management Centre.
MacLachlan, C., Shipton, E. A., & Wells, J. E. (2016). The cold pressor test as a predictor of prolonged postoperative pain: A prospective cohort study. Pain & Therapy, 5, 203-213. doi: 10.1007/s40122-016-0056-z
MacLachlan, C., Shipton, E. A., & Wells, J. E. (2015). Perioperative pain correlates and prolonged postoperative pain predictors: Demographic and psychometric questionnaires. Pain & Therapy, 4(1), 119-133. doi: 10.1007/s40122-015-0037-7