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PROF CHRIS PECK
Director of the Westmead Initiative
Former Dean, University of Sydney
PROFESSOR CHRIS PECK is Director of the University of Sydney’s Westmead Initiative, former Dean of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry, and President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain. Professor Peck manages complex orofacial pain and disorder patients and conducts research trying to understand better the transition from acute to chronic pain, evidence-based diagnosis and management of orofacial pain, and the biomechanics of jaw dysfunction. A strong advocate for multidisciplinary patient management, he is internationally renowned for his leadership and contributions to translational research in orofacial pain and leading the clinical arm of projects involving researchers from biomedicine to mathematics. He is a senior facial pain expert in the NSW public health care system at the Royal North Shore Hospital’s Pain Management Research Institute, involved in patient care, clinical supervision and research. Professor Peck is the immediate past President of the International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders and is part of an international team developing a comprehensive classification for Orofacial Pain.
DR BARBARA WOODHOUSE
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Chair of Operation Interface
DR BARBARA WOODHOUSE graduated in dentistry from the University of Queensland and has worked for Queensland Health and in private practice – both in rural Queensland and in Brisbane – before deciding to specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, she returned to the University of Queensland to teach and to complete a Masters degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery in combination with a four-year surgical training program, initially at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. To broaden her experience, Dr Woodhouse completed her final year in a world class training facility in the United Kingdom and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She was awarded a travelling Fellowship to Europe in recognition of the work she undertook in England. On her return to Australia, Dr. Woodhouse commenced private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At the same time she completed a medical degree through the University of Queensland and was awarded a specialist Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. From 1994 to 2009, she was appointed as a consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, where she pioneered several techniques not previously performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Queensland. She has also served as Lieutenant Colonel Consultant to the Australian Army, and is currently on the national board of examiners for doctors applying for specialist registration in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr Woodhouse regularly travels overseas to extend her skills and training and is the Chair of Operation Interface. She is a frequently invited speaker to medical and dental groups both in Australia and overseas.
PROF RICHARD LOGAN
Dean and Head of School
University of Adelaide
PROFESSOR RICHARD LOGAN is the Dean and Head of the Adelaide Dental School. He completed his post-graduate training in Oral Pathology in 1998 at The University of Adelaide and gained his PhD in 2008. In 2007, he completed the Fellowship examination in Oral Pathology with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. His main research interest is in regard to toxicities of cancer treatment, particularly the pathobiology of alimentary tract mucositis. Internationally, he is a member of the Mucositis Study Group of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer and recently he has been involved in the development of updated international guidelines for mucositis management. He has engaged widely with both the dental and medical professions. He is past President of the International Society of Oral Oncology and is previous Chair of the Faculty of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Richard chairs the Dental Board of Australia’s Expert Reference Group (Specialists) as well as Equivalence Assessment Panels for internationally qualified dental specialists. He is currently a practitioner member of the Dental Board of Australia. In addition to his academic role, Richard is also a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Clinpath Laboratories, Adelaide, South Australia.