In 2016 I was privileged to be asked to be involved as a co-author in an academic publication related to my interest area. This is my first official academic piece and I found the experience interesting, challenging and very rewarding. I hope to continue to make an academic contribution in addition to my general communications on these topics in the pursuit of much needed change at many levels.

The article was directed specifically towards the care of patients with injuries and pain in a compensation context, but there is relevance and many parallels to the same problem in other contexts.

This is available online.

The citation is as follows:

Article: Management of musculoskeletal pain in a compensable environment: Implementation of helpful and unhelpful Models of Care in supporting recovery and return to work.
Darren Beales, Kal Fried, Michael Nicholas, Fiona Blyth, Damien Finniss, G. Lorimer Moseley.
Corresponding author: Dr. Kal Fried
Journal: Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology.
Volume 30, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages 445–467
DOI: 10.1016/j.berh.2016.08.011

An online e-learning module was completed in 2020 for the Australasian College of Sports & Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) with the help of White Leaf Solutions. It was considered worthy of a LearnX GOLD MEDAL award in the category of Best Online Learning Model.

The module is aimed at health practitioners who manage people in pain and is available for a fee generated by the ACSEP via:


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