Dr Hemakumar Devan

Dr Hemakumar Devan

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Dr Hemakumar Devan is a Research Fellow at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago and a Physiotherapist at the Wellington Regional Pain Management Service, Capital & Coast District Health Board, Wellington. He currently holds a Health Delivery Career Development Award from Health Research Council (HRC) of New Zealand. His primary research interest is to foster self-management support to empower people with chronic pain and their whānau (family and significant others). Dr Devan is currently leading a programme of work – Behavioural Intervention Technologies for pain self-management support (Pain BITS). He is a council member (Social Media) of the NZPS and Social Aspects of Pain Special Interest Group (Soc-SIG), a chapter of the IASP. He is a passionate science communicator often presents his work in pain conferences, blogs and in social media (@HemDevan).