2018 John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award
Lorimer Moseley, DSc PhD
Professor Lorimer Moseley worked clinically for 7 years before undertaking his PhD. He was the first physiotherapist to be appointed Nuffield Medical Fellow at Oxford University and the youngest Chair in Medicine or Allied Health at an Australian University. He has won Australia's most prestigious prize for innovation in medical or health research and the inaugural Ulf Lindblom award for clinical science from the IASP. He is an Honoured Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA) and a fellow of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Scientists. He has authored 300 papers, attracting 14,000 citations (H-index =61). His passion for sharing research discoveries with clinicians drives his public service activities. He has provided free public lectures to over 35,000 people in 12 countries and courses to over 11,000 clinicians in 26 countries; his videos and lay-articles have engaged over 4 million people in 106 countries; his recent animation developed as part of the IASP Year of Pain Education “Tamethebeast", attracted over 1.5 million organic views prior to its launch; he established and leads Bodyinmind.org, which has over 85,000 engaged users each month; he runs the annual Ride for Pain and Art of Pain activities and the Pain Revolution rural outreach tour, in which pain scientists and clinicians ride bicycles through outback Australia, delivering free pain education, training and demonstrations at regional and rural towns en route. This work raises money for Local Pain Educators, who are then trained and mentored through his research group.
The John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award honors outstanding contributions by an individual or an organization to the field of pain through public education, dissemination of information, public service, or other efforts to further knowledge about pain. The award is named for John Bonica, a leading force in the development of the pain treatment movement, and his wife, Emma.