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Tuesday 1 June 2021

Dedicated pain specialist is recognised by UCLan

Dr Shiva Tripathi has been awarded the title of Honorary Clinical Professor

A pain specialist has been acknowledged for his dedication to his profession by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Dr Shiva Tripathi, from the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR), has received the title of Honorary Clinical Professor within UCLan’s Lancashire Applied Health Research Collaboration Hub.

Dr Tripathi, who started as a consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at the Trust in November 2007, said: “The University of Central Lancashire has an incredible infrastructure and we all have a responsibility to help train the next generation of medical staff.

“Anything I can do to help the Medical School in delivering teaching programmes and in embedding good clinical medical practice is a privilege.”

He took up the role of Clinical Director for pain management in April 2016, remaining in the role until March 2021. He was made a Consultant Research Fellow at the LTHTR in 2017.

"Anything I can do to help the Medical School in delivering teaching programmes and in embedding good clinical medical practice is a privilege"

Dr Shiva Tripathi, pain specialist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“My whole life has centred on pain. Pain is such a fascinating subject and every case is different you know.

“The patient always comes first. The only constant is that you must keep the patient at the centre of everything you do.”

In January 2020, Dr Tripathi took up the role of Specialty Research Group Lead – Clinical Research Network North West Coast - anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine and pain management.

In October 2020, he was elected to the Board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Dr Tripathi is now Chief Investigator of an international multicentre first in human study in low back pain being conducted in the UK, Belgium, Spain, France and New Zealand.

His appointment follows on from recent UCLan recognition for his colleague Dr Alison Birtle and the 2020 NHS Healthcare Science Lifetime Achievement award to Dr Martin Myers.