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Dr. Paul Cameron – University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dr. Paul Cameron
National Lead Clinician (Acting) – Chronic Pain, Scottish Government; Lead Physiotherapist, NHS Fife Pain Management Service; Honorary Lecturer, Division of Population Health Sciences, Medical Research Institute, University of Dundee; and Course Organiser – MSc Clinical Management of Pain, University of Edinburgh.
Scottish Government / NHS Fife, Scotland

Dr Paul Cameron qualified through the internationally recognised Physiotherapy department of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. He then spent a number of years gaining experience across a number of clinical areas including Paediatrics, Neurology, Geriatrics, Respiratory, and Cardiology, before specialising in Neuro- Musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment, and Pain. In addition to working clinically Dr Cameron pursued further qualifications in Prescribing, Orthopaedic Medicine, Pain, and Managing Change in Healthcare, prior to completing a PhD (Medicine) with the University of Dundee.

Dr Cameron is the current National Lead Clinician in Chronic Pain, for the Scottish Government, and Lead Physiotherapist working for the NHS Fife Pain Management Service. He also holds an Honorary Researcher and Lecturer position with the Division of Population Sciences, Medical Research Unit, University of Dundee, jointly overseeing a Government funded project on Core Outcome Measures and Data Collation in Chronic Pain. In addition to these roles Dr Cameron is on the Editorial Board of peer-reviewed journals ‘Pain and Rehabilitation’ and the ‘British Journal of Pain’, and acts as manuscript reviewer for a number of other scientific journals.

Over the last few years, Dr Cameron has contributed to key national, and international, documents furthering the treatment and management of chronic pain including SIGN Guideline 136, Management of Chronic Pain (2012), and the Faculty of Pain Medicine’s publication ‘Core Standards for Pain Management Services in the UK (2015).

Dr Cameron regularly presents at international, national and regional conferences and events on varying aspects of pain management, research and policy including countries such as Albania, Italy, Austria, Russia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Finland, and is an elected Council Member and Board Trustee of the British Pain Society, and current Chair of their Pain Education Committee.