About the Authors
The authors of Rewire Your Pain are doctors who share a life-long commitment to pain management and multidisciplinary recovery programs.
Dr Stephanie Davies
Pain Specialist MBBS, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
Dr Davies trained at the University of Western Australia and specialised in anaesthetics in Perth. During her anaesthetic training she also specialised in pain management. She has worked as a consultant in the United Kingdom and Bunbury, Western Australia. She moved back to Perth in 1999.
Subsequently Dr Davies has devoted her career to pain management and clinical research. She was Head of Service for the Fremantle Hospital Pain Medicine Unit from 2008 to 2014, and established the Self-Training Educative Pain Sessions (STEPS) program there. She has supported the replication of the STEPS program locally and nationally. She was the co-lead with Dr Helen Slater in establishing painhealth.csse.uwa.edu.au with the Western Australian Department of Health, the University of WA and Curtin University, and established mylibrary.net.au and researchaustralia.net.au.
She is Co-Director of Cocare established in 2015 to produce the website tobepainless.com.
Dr Nicholas Cooke
MBBS DRCOG MRCGP(UK) FRACGP
Dr Cooke trained at Guy’s Hospital, London, and completed his GP training in the United Kingdom before emigrating to Australia. He has been practising as a general practitioner for 20 years and brings a generalist approach to the management of pain.
He became passionate about pain management via his interest in orthopaedics and rheumatology. He is focused on the accurate diagnosis of the multiple facets of ongoing pain and focused therapy. He particularly promotes the bio-psycho-social model of pain management, rehabilitation and the involvement of physiotherapists, clinical psychologists and other allied health providers.
BBus(Com) Grad Dip (Com Dev)
Ms Sutton is a writer who helped manage her daughter’s pain after she developed a medical condition in her early teens. What followed was a steep learning curve about the impact of pain on an individual and those around them. This experience has led to a passionate interest in creating accessible pain resources. Ms Sutton initiated a consumer driven campaign for a dedicated multidisciplinary children’s pain unit in Perth. She is also founding editor of jointpainrelief.com.au, a website for parents of children who live with ongoing pain.