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Steering Committee

The Scottish Pain Research Community (SPaRC) has a multidisciplinary steering committee to represent a wide range of expertise across basic science, clinical, and population health science.

  Professor Lesley Colvin (Chair); Consultant Anaesthesia & Pain Management, Senior Lecturer, NHS Lothian, University of Edinburgh and Dundee, Royal College of Anaesthetists
  Professor Blair H. Smith; National Lead Clinician for Chronic Pain, Scottish Government, Professor of Population Science University of Dundee
  Professor Paul A. Cameron; Head of Pain Service and Clinical Lead
  Professor Sue Fleetwood-Walker; Chair of Sensory Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh
  Professor Tim G. Hales; Director Institute of Academic Anaesthesia, Centre for Neuroscience, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
  Professor Gary J. Macfarlane; Professor of Epidemiology, University of Aberdeen
  Dr Kathryn Martin; Lecturer in Epidemiology, University of Aberdeen
  Heather Wallace; Pain Concern (PWLE member) 


Dr Line Caes; Lecturer in Psychology, University of Stirling 


 Dr Carole Torsney; Reader in Biomedical Sciences, University of     Edinburgh




 Dr Carrie Stewart; Research Fellow, Ageing Clinical and Experimental  Research Team, University of Aberdeen


  Dr Chloe Fawns-Ritchie; Lecturer in Psychology, University of Dundee
 Andrew Bretherick


Dr Andrew Bretherick; ECAT Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh



Cassandra Macgregor; Chronic pain physiotherapist and PhD student

Mia Koponen; PhD Student, University of Dundee (Social media coordinator)