Hi everyone. My name is Lester Jones and I am a pain physiotherapist and educator. I have spent a long time at university and in the clinic exploring human health and behaviour including 4 years of psychology and a Masters degree in pain. If I had been driven in a different way, I would have spent that time doing a PhD – thankfully I wasn’t – but now I find myself back at university doing just that with the amazing research group at Judith Lumley Centre. In my research, I am interested in the multiple dimensions of pain and how we can work with the complexity in different contexts. I was the inaugural chair of the APA National Pain Group and currently, I am on the committee for the International Association for the Study of Pain SIG Pain associated with Torture Organised Violence and War. I have also just moved to Singapore to take up a position at the Singapore Institute of Technology.
I was made aware of the CPN early on and was so pleased to read exchanges and postings from the members that gelled with my ideas about physiotherapy and health and well being! I realised I was not alone! While I am a long way from claiming to be a critical theorist I feel that my philosophy of practice aligns more with engagement with the person, culture, and community, than concepts focused on structure and reductionism which seem common in our profession.
Whitburn, L.Y., Jones, L.E., Davey, M-A. and McDonald, S. (2018) The nature of labour pain: An updated review of the literature. Women and Birth
Jones, L. E. (2017). Stress, pain and recovery: Neuro-immune-endocrine interactions and clinical practice. In S. B. Porter (Ed.), Psychologically-informed physiotherapy: embedding psychosocial perspectives within clinical management. (pp78-106). Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Whitburn, L. Y., Jones, L. E., Davey, M. A., & Small, R. (2017). The meaning of labour pain: how the social environment and other contextual factors shape women’s experiences. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1), 157.
Whitburn, L. Y., Jones, L. E., Davey, M. A., & Small, R. (2017). Supporting the updated definition of pain. But what about labour pain? Pain, 158(5), 990-991.
Jones, L.E., Whitburn, L.Y., Davey, M-A. & Small, R. (2015) Assessment of pain associated with childbirth: women’s perspectives, preferences and solutions. Midwifery, 31(7), 708-712.
Amir, L., Jones, L.E. & Buck, M. 2015 Nipple pain associated with breastfeeding: incorporating current neurophysiology into clinical reasoning. Australian Family Physician 44(3), 127-132.
Jones, L.E. & O’Shaughnessy, D.P. 2014 The pain and movement reasoning model: introduction to a simple tool for integrated pain assessment. Manual Therapy, 19(3), 270-276
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location (city/town, country): Melbourne, Australia
Current position(s): Physiotherapist/educator working in private and public clinics, and range of post-graduate learning contexts; Chair National Pain Group, Australian Physiotherapy Association