BPS Council

The British Pain Society Council is made up of up to six Officers and up to nine Council Members. The Council also has the power to co-opt any person to provide expertise in a particular area as may be deemed necessary.

Dates of future Council meetings can be found at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to contact the President, Honorary Secretary or the Honorary Treasurer of the Society, you may send an email using the following addresses:

To contact any other Council member, please email info@britishpainsociety.org

The current Members of Council of the British Pain Society are listed below.


  1. Officers
  2. Elected members of Council
  3. Co-opted members of Council
  4. Dates of future Council meetings
  5. BPS Internal Structure


Dr Arun Bhaskar
Dr Andrew Baranowski
Immediate Past President
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Term of office: 2019-2022

Qualifications: BScHons, MBBS, FRCA, MD, FFPMRCA
Term of office: 2019-2020


Prof. Roger Knaggs
Vice President 


Honorary Treasurer

Qualifications: BSc(hons) MRPharms PhD BMedSci
Term of office: 2019-2021


Dr Ayman Eissa
Honorary Secretary


Qualifications: MBBS FRCA
Term of office: 2018-2019


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Elected members of Council

Prof. Sam Ahmedzai 
Qualifications: BSc Hons MBChB FRCP
Term of office: 2018-2021 (2nd term)

Dr Peter Brook
Qualifications: BSc MBBS MRCP FRCA
Term of Office: 2018-2021

Dr Neil Collighan
Qualifications: MBChB FRCA
Term of Office: 2018-2021

Dr Ashish Gulve
Term of Office: 2018-2021

Mr Martin Hey
Qualifications:GDip Physio MSc
Term of Office: 2019-2022

Dr Ramanarayanan Krishnamoorthy
Term of Office: 2018-2021

Dr Sarah Love-Jones
Qualifications: BSc MBBS FRCA FFPMRCA
Term of office: 2018-2021 (2nd term)

Dr David Pang
Qualifications: FFPMRCA
Term of Office: 2018-2021

Dr Amelia Swift
Qualifications: PhD, MSc, PGN, PHCE(HE), SFHEA
Term of Office: 2019-2022

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Co-opted members of Council

Mr Neil Betteridge 
Representative of the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC)
Term of office: 2019-2020

Ms Felicia Cox
Editor, British Journal of Pain & Royal College of Nursing 
Term of office: 2014-2020

Prof. Sam Eldabe
Chair, Science & Research Committee
Term of office: 2013-2020

Dr Martin Johnson
Representative: Chronic Pain Policy Coalition
Term of office: 2019-2020

Dr Barry Miller
Representative: Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
Term of office: 2016-2020

Dr Rajesh Munglani
Editor, Pain News
Term of office: 2019-2020

Prof. Andrew Rice
Representative: International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Term of office: 2016 - 2020

Dr Amanda C de C Williams
Representative: Science
Term of office: 2016-2020

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Dates of future Council meetings

The British Pain Society Council usually meets four times a year at the Society’s headquarters in London.


  • 17th January 
  • 27th June
  • 26th September
  • 26th November

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BPS Internal Structure

BPS Internal Structure 


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