Health Psychologist, Auckland Regional Pain Service (TARPS), Auckland, NZ
Debbie Bean is a Health Psychologist and has worked at the Auckland Regional Pain Service (TARPS) since 2006. Her clinical work focusses on the assessment and treatment of chronic pain patients in an interdisciplinary setting. In 2015 Debbie completed her PhD in Health Psychology at The University of Auckland. Her research investigated recovery from complex regional pain syndrome, and in particular assessed the influence of psychological factors on both the acute and chronic stages of the condition. She has also been involved in a series of research studies assessing the influence of sleep on pain, and positive psychology interventions for pain management.