Shelley is a Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Pain Science. She has extensive training and experience in pain management obtained over a 30 year career working in public and private health services. She has specialized in the treatment of pain since 2002.
- Master’s Degree in Pain Science* at Sydney University Medical School’s Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI), based at Royal North Shore Hospital.
- Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Monash University – 2003
- Graduate Diploma in Psychological studies, Deakin University – 2000
- Bachelor of Health Science, Latrobe University -1993
Additional accredited studies:
- Certificate in pain management, Pain Management Research Centre Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney – 2003
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Mount Alvernia Mercy (now St John of God Hospital) – 1997
- Certificate of Gastroenterological Nursing, Mayfield Education Centre -1994
- Registered Nursing Certificate, Northern District School of Nursing – 1982 to 1985
- Establishment of Bendigo Pain Therapy, private psychology practice 2015
- Private psychologist at Bendigo Pain Group and Myers Street Medical Group 2014 – 2015
- Employed as a registered psychologist in outpatient pain clinics, Bendigo Health – 2009 – 2014.
- Psychology internship under Dr Joan Ledwich at outpatient pain clinics, Bendigo Health – 2003-2009.
- Employed as Acute Pain Consultant Nurse, Bendigo Health – 2002- 2008
- Employed as a Registered Nurse Division 1 in theatre, day procedure, surgical, medical and rehabilitation settings since 1985.
- Full registration as a general psychologist – 2008
- Registration as provisional psychologist – 2003
- Registered Nurse Division 1 since 1985, non-practicing since 2015.
- International Association for the Study of Pain
- Australian Pain Society
- Australian Psychological Society
*The Master’s Degree in Pain Science is recognized as the premier international degree program in Pain Management. It provides advanced education in theoretical and applied sciences, concepts and approaches to diagnosing and treating pain. The program was recently endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the leading international scientific body representing and supporting over 8,000 pain scientist and clinicians around the world.