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Ted ShiptonMB ChB(Cape Town) MMed DMed(OFS) GradDipMed(Syd) DA FFA FANZCA FRCA FFPMANZCA

Professor Ted Shipton was appointed to the Chair of Anaesthesia in 2001.

In 2004 he was appointed as Clinical Director of the Pain Management Centre of the Canterbury District Health Board. This is a busy interdisciplinary service that has on average over 4000 patient contacts a year.

In 2005 he was elected to the Board of the Australian and New Zealand Faculty of Pain Medicine of ANZCA, and Chair of their Education and Training Committee.

Ted represents the University Department of Anaesthesia on the Faculty Curriculum Committee, and chairs its Medical Education Committee for 6th year students.

He is a Member of the Medical Education Committee for years 4 and 5, of the School's Medical Education Group and of the School's Trainee Intern Committee.

In May 2012 Ted was elected Vice-Dean of the Australian and New Zealand Faculty of Pain Medicine of ANZCA, then in May 2014 he was elected Dean.

Research interests

  • Mitochondrial myopathies and prolonged QT syndromes in anaesthesia
  • Regional anaesthesia
  • Pain medicine pharmacology
  • Drug delivery routes
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • The prevention of persistent pain


Sloley, C., Shipton, E. A., Bell, C., & Williman, J. (2021). Protocol for a mixed-method cohort study investigating the prevalence and impact of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in chronic pain rehabilitation. BMJ Open, 11(8), e052288. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052288 Journal - Research Other

Hale, L., Devan, H., Davies, C., Dean, S. G., Dowell, T., Grainger, R., Gray, A. R., … Ingham, T., Jones, B., Leung, W., Mills, J., … Shipton, E., & Perry, M. (2021). Clinical and cost-effectiveness of an online-delivered group-based pain management programme in improving pain-related disability for people with persistent pain: Protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (iSelf-help trial). BMJ Open, 11(2), e046376. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046376 Journal - Research Other

Shipton, E. A. (2020). 9.3.2 Māori peoples and pain. In S. A. Schug, G. M. Palmer, D. A. Scott, M. Alcock, R. Halliwell & J. F. Mott (Eds.), Acute pain management: Scientific evidence. (5th ed.) (pp. 776-778). Melbourne, Australia: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Retrieved from Chapter in Book - Research

Shipton, E. A. (2019). Analgesic agents for acute pain. In A. Milner & E. Welch (Eds.), Applied pharmacology in anaesthesiology and critical care. (2nd ed.) (pp. 570-625). Hong Kong, China: Everbest Printing. Chapter in Book - Research

Shipton, T. (2019). Reflections and the challenges ahead. Gasbag: ANZCA New Zealand National Committee e-Newsletter, (June). [Commentary]. Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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