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Professor Sir John Tooke

Prior to August 2015, Sir Tooke was Head of the School of Life and Medical Sciences at University College London (UCL) as Vice Provost (Health) and Academic Director of UCLPartners. He is the Immediate Past President of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK.

Current roles include:
  • Executive Chairman, Academic Health Solutions
  • Non-Executive Director, Bupa, and Chair of the Medical Advisory Council
  • Chair, Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI), UCL
  • Chair Oversight Group, Academy of Medical Sciences, ‘How we best use scientific evidence to judge the benefits and harms of medicines’
  • Independent Advisory Board Member, Google DeepMind Health

Dr Nik Zeps

Dr Zeps is the inaugural Group Director of Research for Epworth HealthCare in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017 he was the recipient of the biennial Ethics award from the NHMRC.

Previous roles include Director of Research at SJG HealthCare (2012 to 2016), a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (2006-2012) and the Research Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (2009-2015).

Current roles include:
  • Chair of the Cancer Biology Group
  • Chair of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
  • Chair of the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Trials Group (PC4) Advisory committee.
  • Founding director of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA)
  • Australian representative on the Ethics and Governance Committee of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).

Dr Jennifer Morgan

Dr Morgan is an anaesthetist and pain specialist. She established the first private pain services at St John of God Hospital and Hollywood Hospital in Western Australia. Her interests include the prevention of acute pain developing into chronic pain and chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain.

Dr Phil Finch

Dr Finch is an anaesthetist and pain specialist. He is the Medical Director of the Perth Pain Management Centre in Western Australia. He has worked in the field of pain medicine since 1978.

His particular interests are those of intervention using nerve blocks and radiofrequency lesioning in a number of spinal and other structures. In particular, he is interested in the intervertebral disc as a possible origin for spinal pain and methods for treating this condition. He has been instrumental in developing equipment for radiofrequency lesioning including curved radiofrequency electrodes and the discTRODE.

More recently, he has studied the association between implanted intrathecal opioid pumps and the development of hypogonadism in male patients, with related loss of bone density and onset of osteoporosis. He is also interested in the field of neuropathic pain, specifically Complex Regional Pain.