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Louise Sheppard ImageClinical Lecturer

MHealSci (Pain & Pain Management) (distinction), BPhty, BPhEd (Excercise Prescription), PGCertHealSci (Musculoskeletal Management), NZ Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Louise Sheppard is a New Zealand-registered physiotherapist, who also holds a Master of Health Sciences in Pain and Pain Management from the University of Otago.

With 15 years' experience in clinical practice and education her roles have included:

  • Physiotherapy, including vocational rehabilitation and pain management
  • Exercise prescription and group exercise instruction
  • Programme and resource development
  • Clinical supervision, tutoring and lecturing
  • Research

Professional interests

  • Nociplastic pain
  • Exercise and physical activity in the management of pain
  • Pain in the perinatal period


Sheppard, L., & Lennox Thompson, B. (2021, March). ACC community pain services survey: Where to from here for interprofessional practice? An action research session. Invited presentation at the New Zealand Pain Society (NZPS) Annual Scientific Meeting: Making the Connection: Cortex, Culture & Community, Waitangi, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marshall, H., & Sheppard, L. (2019). Foundations in the science of physical activity. In N. Draper & G. Stratton (Eds.), Physical activity: A multi-disciplinary introduction. (pp. 8). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Chapter in Book - Other

Sheppard, L., & Barry, M. (2014). Work-related risk factors for tenosynovitis. Wellington, New Zealand: Accident Compensation Corporation. 35p. Retrieved from Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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