Mini Blog: 2 minutes with... Professor Wayne Gillett

Mini Blog: 2 minutes with... Professor Wayne Gillett

26 February 2014

To showcase some of the interesting talks we are in for at this years Annual Scientific meeting, we have invited some of the speakers to be guest-guest bloggers in our 2 min Guest blog segment, starting down south with Profession Wayne Gillett. 

Professor Gillett will be speaking on Saturday morning on a Mechanism Based Approach to Gynecological Pain.


1. What is your current role/job/position? 

I am Head of the Dept of Womens and Childrens Health. Yes I am an obstetrician ad gynaecologist and do deliver babies from time to time.

2. How did you get into working in Pain Management?  

My lifetime work has been in Reproductive Medicine (IVF, infertility etc) but for 15 years have had an increasing clinical and research interest in pelvic pain.  It became obvious to me that gynaecological pain seemed to fit the models of other persistent pain conditions and I have slowly been changing the thinking of my fellow gynaecologists.   ANZCA recognised this contribution and awarded me a FFPM

3. If you weren't working in Pain Management what would you be doing?  

Half of my work is in reproductive medicine .  If I didn't do Pain work I would probably semi retire?????

4. If you could invite any 3 people to have dinner, who would you choose and why?

Gosh?  Nelson Mandela, Peter Snell, My wife:because they are inspirational and I don’t want my wife to miss this opportunity either

5. What is the most important advance you hope will be made in Pain in the next ten years?  

Gene therapy that will reverse neural plasticity