Dr Hemakumar Devan
Lecturer & Pain Management Physiotherapist, University of Otago & Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley, NZ
Dr Hemakumar Devan is a clinical academic in pain management, working as a Lecturer at the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, University of Otago and as a Pain Management Physiotherapist at the Wellington Regional Pain Service. With equity and valuing lived experience expertise at the centre, Dr Devan’s research programme aims to foster self-management support to empower people with persistent pain and their whānau (family and significant others). He currently holds a HRC Health Delivery Career Development Award to co-develop a community-led pain support programme for Māori whānau with pain. Strategically, his goal is to address health inequities and improve health outcomes for people with persistent pain and their whānau.