Dr Kate Grady elected as Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine

Dr Kate Grady has been elected as the third Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Kate is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at the University Hospital of South Manchester.  She has had a longstanding interest in the educational aspects of Pain Medicine.

Since the inception of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Kate has chaired its Training and Assessment Committee and led the introduction of the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists examination.  Kate has also co-chaired the British Pain Society Education Committee.

Kate’s other roles within the Faculty have included Vice Dean and Member of the Foundation Board established in 2006.

Kate is keen to develop very essential partnerships at national level such as those with the British Pain Society and the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition and to nurture international relationships, particularly those with other Faculties of Pain Medicine.

She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists group which exports Pain Medicine courses to the developing world and has considerable experience of overseas educational initiatives.

Kate has also developed an interest in revalidation, the workforce and other aspects of the professional lives of the Consultant and other non-training grade doctors in Pain Medicine.

Dr Grady will take over as Dean at the next Board meeting on 12 September 2013.

16 May 2013