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


Dr Arun Bhaskar
Prof. Roger Knaggs
Vice President 

Term of office: 2019-2023

Qualifications: BSc(hons) MRPharms PhD BMedSci
Term of office: 2019-2022

Dr Ashish Gulve
Honorary Treasurer

Dr Ayman Eissa
Honorary Secretary

Term of office: 2020-2024
Qualifications: MBBCh, MSc, FRCA, MD, FFPMRCA
Term of office: 2019-2023

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Elected members of Council

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

Dr Neil Collighan
Qualifications: MBChB FRCA
Term of Office: 2018-2022

Mr Martin Hey
Qualifications:GDip Physio MSc
Term of Office: 2019-2023

Dr Ramanarayanan Krishnamoorthy
Term of Office: 2018-2022

Dr Sarah Love-Jones
Qualifications: BSc MBBS FRCA FFPMRCA
Term of office: 2018-2022 (2nd term)

Ms Celia Manson
Qualifications: Registered Nurse - adult.
Term of office: 2020-2024

Dr David Pang
Qualifications: FFPMRCA
Term of Office: 2018-2022

Dr Amelia Swift
Qualifications: PhD, MSc, PGN, PHCE(HE), SFHEA
Term of Office: 2019-2023

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Co-opted members of Council

Victoria Abbott-Fleming MBE
Chair, The Patient Voice Committee (TPVC)
Term of office: 2020-2021

Dr Chris Barker
Representative: Royal College of GPs
Term of office: 2019-2021

Mr Neil Betteridge 
Representative of the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC)
Term of office: 2019-2021

Ms Felicia Cox
Editor, British Journal of Pain & Royal College of Nursing 
Term of office: 2014-2021

Dr Andreas Goebel
Chair, Science & Research Committee
Term of office: 2019-2021

Leila Heelas
Representative: Physiotherapy Pain Association
Term of office: 2019-2021

Dr Patrick Hill
Respresentative: British Psychological Society
Term of office: 2019-2021

Dr John Hughes
Representative: Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
Term of office: 2019-2022

Dr Martin Johnson
Representative: Chronic Pain Policy Coalition
Term of office: 2019-2021

Dr Rajesh Munglani
Editor, Pain News
Term of office: 2019-2021

Dr Stephen Ward
Chair, Scientific Programme Committee
Term of office: 2019-2022


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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.


  • 14th September
  • 3rd December

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