List of Contributors

The following is a list of contributors who have provided their insight on a range of topics discussed on the BackSpace blog.

Dr Paul Licina

MBBS(Hons) FRACS(Orth) FAOA Adjunct Professor (QUT)
Spine Surgeon

Dr Paul Licina is a spinal surgeon based at the Brisbane Private Hospital on Wickham Terrace, Brisbane. He qualified as an orthopaedic surgeon in Queensland and then undertook further spinal training under world-renowned spinal surgeon John Webb in Nottingham, England.

Dr Brendan Moore

Pain Medicine Specialist Physician

Associate Professor Brendan Moore is a Specialist pain medicine physician who has worked in private practice in central Brisbane for over 10 years. As part of the SpinePlus team, Dr Moore assists patients who suffer from persistent pain, providing comprehensive, indiviudalised care.

Dr Angus Forbes

Occupational Physician

Dr Angus Forbes is a Specialist Occupational Physician. He has greater than 15 years experience in the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Dr Adrian Nowitzke 

Neurosurgeon (Brain and spine)

Dr David Lisle


David is a well-known radiologist who trained at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland. David’s special interests include paediatric radiology, oncology, coronary CT and musculoskeletal imaging.

Justin Holland

Justin Holland

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Justin is the Course Coordinator and Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. He specialises in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Justin is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with 8 years of experience working in a variety of clinical, corporate, and sporting organisations. 

Chelsea Lehmann

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Chelsea completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland in 2018. Chelsea is currently employed as a research assistant at SpinePlus. Her current research project involves the implementation of a data-derived triage process to direct patients with spine pathology to the optimal clinician.

Clare Dal Bon

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student at QUT

Clare completed her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland in 2018. Clare assesses functional capacity and health related quality of life outcomes in patients’ with anxiety, depression and kinesiophobia prior to surgery.

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