Major General (Ret'd) Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC, Chairman
Duncan Lewis recently completed his five year term as Director General of Security and Head of the Australian Security intelligence Service (ASIO). This was the last appointment in a 47 year career with the Australian Government both in and out of uniform. Following Duncan’s retirement from the Australian Army as a Major General, Commander of Special Operations Command, he served for 15 years in the Australian Public Service in the most senior positions including as the Secretary of the Department of Defence, National Security Advisor to two Prime Ministers, and Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO. During his public service Duncan served on a number of boards and committees including the board of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Council, The Council of the Order of Australia, the National Australia Day Committee and on the inaugural board establishing the National Security College at ANU. Duncan recently joined the Board of Thales Australia as a non-executive director and is a senior visiting fellow at the University of Sydney US Studies Centre.
Duncan was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005 for his service as the inaugural Special Operations Commander Australia. He is a graduate of the British Army Staff College and the United States Army War College. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is fluent in Indonesian.
DR ROMIL JAINFOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF ACT PAIN CENTRE
SPECIALIST PAIN MEDICINE PHYSICIAN AND INTERVENTIONAL PAIN SPECIALIST
MBBS, MD, FCICM, FFPMANZCA, FIPP
Dr Romil Jain is the founder and Director of ACT Pain Centre. Dr Jain is a qualified Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Interventional Pain Specialist. He completed his post graduate qualification (MD) in Anaesthesia from world renowned L.T.M.G Hospital in Mumbai before moving to Australia. He completed his Fellowship in Intensive care (CICM) from Sydney. He then completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine under mentorship of Prof Sundaraj in Sydney and later Fellowship in Interventional Pain through World Institute of Pain.
“Dr Jain is also a former Director of Pain management Unit at the Canberra hospital and currently works as a Visitor Medical Officer at the same Hospital.. He is clinical Lecturer in Australian National University and involved with teaching of medical students and registrars in Canberra Hospital. Dr Jain is also an examiner with ‘Faculty of Pain Medicine’ and involved in many educational and research activities.
Dr Jain believes in comprehensive care of chronic pain patients in multidisciplinary environment. He is an ‘Interventional Pain Specialist’ and uses Pain Procedures as part of Biopsychosocial model of Pain.
Dr Jain’s area of interest includes Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS), CRPS and other intractable neuropathic Pain conditions. Dr Jain is well experienced in various Pain procedures including radiofrequency ablation and Neuromodulation. He is also passionate about offering various pain procedure options for intractable Cancer pain including Intrathecal catheter.
Professor Lorimer Moseley AO DSc PhD FACP FAAHMS FACP HonFFPMANZCA HonMAPA
Lorimer is a pain scientist educator and physiotherapist. He leads IIMPACT in Health at the University of South Australia, where he is also Professor of Clinical Neurosciences & Chair in Physiotherapy. After seven years working as a physiotherapist in pain and and high performance roles, he undertook, in 1998, his PhD at the University of Sydney. Since then he has continued to work with people challenged by persistent pain and has had research posts at the University of Queensland, Oxford University and Neuroscience Research Australia. He is now an NHMRC Leadership Investigator, has authored 350 scientific articles and six books on pain and rehabilitation, including the two highest selling pain books internationally. He leads the non-profit initiative Pain Revolution and Chairs the Pain Adelaide Stakeholders’ Consortium. His contribution to the science and management of pain has been recognised by honours or awards in 13 countries. His public engagement and education initiatives have also been honoured in six countries. In 2020, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to humanity at large in pain science and management, science communication and physiotherapy. He lives and works on Kaurna land in Adelaide, South Australia.
Dr Chris Hayes
Chris Hayes is a specialist pain medicine physician who works at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle NSW and has been Director of Hunter Integrated Pain Service, since its foundation in 1997. He is immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Additional roles have included co-chair of NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation’s Pain Network and Chair of the Pain Management Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review.. His research interests include a "whole person" approach to pain, outcome measurement and redesign of health systems to achieve greater integration between specialist pain services and primary care.
Catherine holds degrees in Economics and Law from the Australian National University. She held senior positions in the Australian Public Service before joining the Prime Minister’s Office where, for several years, she was senior legal adviser to Prime Minister the Hon John Howard. Subsequently she served as Chief of Staff to Minister the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson. She was also CEO to a major industry organisation.
Catherine’s main interest is working with Board’s dealing with social and health related public policy to improve the lives and outcomes for all Australians. She is an active volunteer with OzHarvest, Legacy and a women’s resource and referral centre.
Sister Mary-Lynne Cochrane
Mary- Lynne Cochrane is a Consumer Representative with the Agency for Clinical Innovation Pain Network and a member of the Executive Committee.
Mary- Lynne lives with a form of arthritis and over 35 years she has endured twenty-two surgeries, including three knee replacements, three hip replacements, three back surgeries, a shoulder replacement, pelvic bone transplants and surgeries in both feet and hands.
Mary-Lynne entered the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1977 after a period working with the Endeavour Foundation a facility for intellectually slow children. She has a background in Social Science with Welfare.
In her current role, within the Good Samaritan Congregation Mary-Lynne conducts training programs for her sister nuns in the use of mobiles handsets and iPads to enhance Communication and connect.
Last year Mary-Lynne was appointed as Wellbeing Coordinator for another religious order.