Pain Education Special Interest Group

To provide a forum for members of the British Pain Society with an interest in Pain Education.

There are currently 253 SIG members.


Dr Amelia Swift


Dr Emma Briggs (Previous Chair)

Professor Alison Twycross

Mrs Sue Jenkins (Treasurer)

Professor Ed Keogh 

Ms Kate Thompson

Dr Sunil Arora

Co-opted Members

Mr Peter Farley

Ms Despina Karargyri

Ms Ethel Hill

Dr Paul Wilkinson 

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Council Liaison Officer

Prof. Sam Ahmedzai

Year Formed


Number of Members

269 (as of May 2017)

Description of Activities and Scientific Focus

The Pain Education SIG aims to:

  1. Improve pain education for patients, the public and healthcare professionals
  2. Promote evidence-based educational methods and technologies that are available to deliver pain education
  3. Provide a forum for interprofessional debate in order to influence policy and encourage wider participation
  4. Stimulate, engage in, and disseminate collaborative research and innovation around pain education
  5. Organise meetings, seminars and workshops on pain education


Further information regarding the work of the SIG is available to BPS Members by clicking here.

If you are not currently a Member but would like to join the Society to access the range of Special Interest Groups, please click here. If you are a member, go to MY BPS, then UPDATE SIG DETAILS, and you can join the SIG by ticking the box next to Pain Education SIG.