Professor Michael Nicholas is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Pain Education and Pain Management Programs at the Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital.
He has an international reputation in the field of pain – as a clinician, researcher and educator – with over 200 publications and over 10,000 citations in the scientific literature. He also has a long history of training all health disciplines on interdisciplinary pain management.
In the last six years, Professor Nicholas has been actively engaged in training health workers in the provision of pain self-management training for people with chronic pain in rural and low resource settings in Australia and South East Asia.
He has been on the executive of the Agency for Clinical Intervention’s (ACI) Pain Network since its inception in 2011 and Co-Chair for the last three years.
Professor Nicholas was the secretary of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Governing Council and is also an invited member of an international taskforce advising the World Health Organisation (WHO) on pain diagnoses for the recently approved International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 11.