Senior Clinical Psychologist Pain, Management Centre, Burwood Hospital, Christchurch, NZ
Bronny Trewin graduated as a Clinical Psychologist from Canterbury University and has always had an interest in supporting people with the broader psychological and functional difficulties associated with chronic health conditions including pain.
She has had experience working with children affected by cancer and their families/whanau and in 2009 started her current psychology position with the Burwood Pain Management Centre in Christchurch. She is motivated to ensure adolescents receive high quality care delivered in a developmentally appropriate framework that reflects the most recent evidence based research. Bronny believes in individualised care to account for the unique view children and young people bring to managing pain and their desire for fun, achievement, future goals and their hope. This hope inspires her to support children to manage pain and reduce this barrier to their future lives. Bronny is dedicated to developing pain services for children, adolescents and their families/whanau in the Canterbury region with this enthusiasm, more recently, extending to accepting the role of Chair for the New Zealand Pain Society, Pain in Childhood Special Interest Group. She sees this responsibility as a fantastic opportunity to link with people working in paediatric pain throughout New Zealand.
She is also currently involved in organising the 2019 New Zealand Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting.