Portrait of Brendan Moore

FPM DEAN FROM 2012 – 2014

Brendan Moore’s leadership skills have guided the Faculty through a growth phase in several areas. His first challenge was to lead the board in laying the framework for the development of a new curriculum to be carried out both centrally and in the workplace environment. He advocated to ANZCA to have high quality information technology available to ensure this took place smoothly. The curriculum process involved consultation with the fellowship, the development of a governance structure, the appointment of staff and sub-committees, and the start of writing the learning objectives and the content. It was his initiative to engage the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in a joint venture with the Faculty to obtain a Bupa Health Foundation grant to successfully develop an innovative online modular educational program for primary healthcare comprising six key pain topics. Recently, additional funding was obtained from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, facilitated through the Australian Medicare Local Alliance, to enable the Faculty to offer this pain management educational program more broadly to the various allied medical disciplines. Brendan has been instrumental in the initial moves to develop a Pain Device Implant Registry, galvanising the device companies to provide initial funding for the Faculty to use for its establishment. He has been actively supportive of the Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration as well. Under his watch, the Medical Council of New Zealand accepted pain medicine as an independent vocational specialty registration.

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The information in these biographies has been researched via the ANZCA Archives with the assistance of the individual Fellows.


  1. Brendan Moore portrait (photograph), c2014