Professor Fiona Blyth
Professor, Public Health and Pain Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
Fiona is Professor of Public Health and Pain Medicine at the University of Sydney. She is a public health physician and pain epidemiologist. She is currently Head of the Concord Hospital Clinical School, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. She has been involved in studies of chronic pain epidemiology for over fifteen years, including large prospective cohort studies, RCTs, pharmacoepidemiological studies, and health services research using linked routinely collected datasets and has over 150 peer-reviewed publications. She is internationally recognised for her work conceptualising pain as a public health problem. She was on the expert reference group for low back pain for the 2010 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Project. She has close collaborative links with local and international groups researching healthy ageing, arthritis/musculoskeletal conditions, and comorbidity/multimorbidity. In January 2018 Prof Blyth was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for “significant service to medical research and education in the field of public health, pain management and ageing, and to health policy reform”.