Dr Hemakumar Devan

Dr Hemakumar Devan

Social media representative

Dr Hemakumar Devan is a social media representative of the New Zealand Pain Society since 2017. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago based in Wellington. His research interests focuses on understanding the biopsychosocial and cultural factors underpinning persistent pain. He is particularly interested in co-creating and evaluating behavioural intervention technologies e.g. websites/mobile apps/online-delivered treatments that are culturally appropriate to facilitate self-management in people living with long-term conditions including persistent pain (PainBITS). This programme of work has the potential to empower patients to make informed decisions as well as inform clinicians to recommend and integrate behavioural intervention technologies in clinical practice.