StAMPS brings together a team of experts in the field of persistent pain, rehabilitation medicine, dependency, psychology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Dr. Jason Ray
MBBS (Qld), FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
Dr Jason Ray attained his degrees in medicine and surgery at the University of Queensland. He completed anaesthetic specialist training in Queensland before completing his pain medicine specialist training at the Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin. In Ireland, Dr. Ray trained with one of Europe’s most prolific neuromodulation implanters.
Dr. Ray has held a number of positions in the Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZCA including Scientific Convener, Annual Scientific Meeting, Cairns, 2009.
He has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland since 2008. Dr. Ray has established his interventional pain medicine practice at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. He continues to visit the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital and also consults and operates at Greenslopes Private Hospital. Dr. Ray’s special interests include complex regional pain syndrome, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation and interventions for spinal pain.
Dr. Richard Pendleton
MBChB, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
Dr Richard Pendleton is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Anaesthetist at the Wesley Hospital. He works in private practice St Andrew’s Multidisciplinary Pain Service, the Wesley and in public practice at the Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital. Dr Pendleton was awarded Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2007 and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2008.
He is the current chair of the Queensland Regional Committee of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and co-convenor of the specialist pre-examination preparation course. Dr Pendleton has a special interest in the use of minimally invasive techniques in the management of spinal and neuropathic pain.
Dr. Jayne Berryman
BSc, MBBS (Qld), FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
Dr Jayne Berryman completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Queensland in 2002. She completed her Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2011 followed by a Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in 2012. Dr. Berryman has also recently held a post as Staff Specialist at the Metro South Persistent Pain Management Service.
Dr. Berryman currently has a part time appointment as a Staff Specialist Anaesthetist and is the Clinical Coordinator of the Acute Pain Service at Ipswich Hospital. She is also consulting in Pain Medicine at St Andrew's Private Hospital in Ipswich. Dr. Berryman has been consulting at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital since mid 2014 with a particular interest in pelvic pain and sub acute pain. However, she has experience in multidisciplinary and interventional management of a wide range of different types of persistent pain or complex pain problems.
Dr. Wilbur K.M.Chan
MBBS, FRACGP, FAFRM, FFPMANZCA
Dr Wilbur Chan is a Rehabilitation Medicine & Pain Medicine Physician. He is the Director of Wesley Rehabilitation Services and a Visiting Medical Officer to the St Andrew’s Multidisciplinary Pain Management Service. Dr Chan is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists' Faculty of Pain Medicine. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners.
He is a senior examiner for Fellowship examinations of these Colleges. Dr Chan is a Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland's School of Medicine. He is appointed as a member of General Medical Assessment Tribunal of QComp, and a Certified Independent Medical Examiner. He had postgraduate qualifications in musculoskeletal and occupational medicine. His special clinical interests are in spinal and brain injury medicine, spasticity management, orthopaedic, neurological and amputee rehabilitation. He is experienced in supervising gradual return to work programs.
Dr Christian A.C. Rowan
MBBS (Qld), MDiplTrade (Mon), FRACGP, FARGP, FACRRM, FRACMA, FAChAM (RACP)
Dr Christian Rowan is an Addiction Medicine Specialist with a strong associated interest in Pain Management. He is a Visiting Medical Officer to the Wesley Rehabilitation Centre’s Pain and Spine Centre and to the St Andrew’s Multidisciplinary Pain Service. Dr Rowan is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ Chapter of Addiction Medicine. He is a member of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Dr Rowan has worked in a number of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services including at Biala, the Peel Street Clinic as well as at Logan Central Community Health.
He is a licensed methadone and buprenorphine prescriber in Queensland. Dr Rowan is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Dr Rowan completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Queensland.
His clinical interests include prescription drug dependency, opioid substitution therapy and co-morbidity pertaining to pain conditions and substance disorders. Dr Rowan is an Associate Professor at Griffith University’s School of Medicine. He is also a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland’s Centre for Clinical Research. Dr Rowan has been actively involved in medical education including with the Remote Vocational Training Scheme Ltd.
He is a former President of the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland and he has been an elected member of the Branch Council and Board of the Australian Medical Association of Queensland. Dr Rowan is a former President of AMA Queensland.
Allied Health team
B.A. Psych Honours, Masters of Clinical Psychology (coursework completed), MAPS
Anne is a registered psychologist with over twenty years of experience and has worked in a variety of areas including the Princess Alexander Hospital Drug and Alcohol Dependency Unit, The Park Rehabilitation and Extended Care Unit and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital‘s Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre.
She has been involved in developing and delivering persistent pain management programs for the last ten years, with regular attendance at the Australian Pain Society Annual Scientific Meetings and courses run by the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute of Australia. She has had extensive training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and has been trained in mindfulness meditation practices, relaxation practices and sleep disorder management.
Anne Noble completed her undergraduate and post graduate degree in psychology at The University of Queensland and has been part of the StAMPS multidisciplinary pain team at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital since its commencement in 2011.
BOCCTHY Occupational Therapist
Verina graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in 2007. Verina assisted with the development and review of the persistent pain program. She has also been working in the persistent pain program since the program commenced at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in 2011.
She is actively involved in occupational therapy pain management special interest groups across Queensland. She has done training in Graded Motor Imagery and Neurophysiology of Pain Education through courses run by the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute of Australia as well as in mindfulness. Verina has worked across roles in the private health sector including the areas of acute, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation.