Featured speaker

The BPS are excited to have Professor Eloise Carr presenting a plenary lecture at #BPSASM2018

Her lecture, titled Leaning on the wind: reducing patient, professional and organisational barriers to pain management through education, will no doubt be a highlight of the meeting. If you're keen to see her in action, your can register here.

Eloise Carr moved from the UK to join the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) in October 2011 as a full Professor, in the Faculty of Nursing. A nurse by background, she is strongly committed to improving pain management through collaborative practice, where professionals can work and learn together to improve patient care. Eloise graduated in 1984 and worked in surgical units in London and Hampshire, prior to taking up a joint academic/clinical appointment at the University of Southampton. Her early research focused on the patients’ experience of pain in surgical settings. An academic appointment at Bournemouth University provided the opportunity to further develop this research, especially around professionals’ pain education.

Her pain research program focuses on patients’ experiences of pain, uni-professional and inter-professional pain education, and the impact of organization policy on pain management. In particular, she is interested in the barriers to effective pain management and knowledge translation (KT) related to pain management. More recently, her interests include a public health perspective. In addition to teaching pain management, Eloise also contributes to undergraduate and graduate courses around research and critical appraisal. In 2016 she created a new interdisciplinary graduate course in mixed methods research at the University of Calgary. Eloise has published over 80 articles, three textbooks, and a DVD.

Eloise is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). In 2006, and again in 2014 she was co-opted onto IASP’s International Taskforce for Pain Management in Developing Countries. She contributed to IASP’s Educational Initiatives Working Group (2008-2014). She was a co-founding member of IASP’s Pain Education SIG and is a member of the Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education Taskforce. She has served on Council for the British Pain Society (2007-2010). In Canada she serves on the Scientific Committee and is Secretary to the Canadian Pain Society. In her spare time Eloise enjoys the wilderness of the Canadian

Rockies on horseback, and attempting to garden in a new and challenging climate.