Jane Bradshaw was born in the UK. She trained as a physiotherapist at the Queen Elizabeth school of Physiotherapy, Birmingham, UK in 1985. She has had over 35 years’ experience working in Gerontology, Aged Care, Musculoskeletal and Chronic Pain Physiotherapy. Current physiotherapy roles are at Nepean Hospital Chronic Pain Service and at Western Sydney Pain Centre.
Jane has extensive experience in chronic pain management and last year received the qualification of pain titling with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Jane is undertaking her Masters in Health Care Service Management at the University of Tasmania and has undertaken research in person-centred healthcare. Her research interest is the emotional support given by clinicians to patients during the lived experience of this therapeutic relationship by both patients and clinicians. Jane has experience in narrative group discussions to build group cohesion by using unique facilitated narrative techniques. She has trained with Lorraine Hickey PhD from Narrative Initiative ® USA.
Jane has undertaken work with a chronic pain telehealth service at Murrumbidgee Local Health District with her colleague Diana Taylor who will be a co-convenor at Quest’s Taking Control of Chronic Pain program.
She is also interested in tai chi, knitting and craft as pain management therapy and has been involved with numerous chronic pain programs over the past 6 years. Jane lives in the Blue Mountains and enjoys hobbies such as kayaking, trekking and socialising with family and friends.