Portrait of Ted Shipton

FPM DEAN FROM 2014 – 2016

Professor Edward (Ted) Shipton Professor Ted Shipton is the immediate past dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. Ted is an anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physician in Christchurch and Burwood hospitals in Canterbury, NZ. He is head of the Department of Anaesthesia at the University of Otago in Christchurch, and medical director of the Pain Management Centre for the Canterbury District Health Board. He is director of Pain@Otago Research Theme, and serves on the MBCHB Curriculum committee, and on the Professional Conduct Committee of the Medical Council of New Zealand. He considers anaesthesia to be in good hands due to the tireless commitment and collegiality shown by the members of the ANZCA Council in enhancing the quality of training, research and patient safety. He says it has been a great honour to be a member of the ANZCA Council.

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  1. Ted Shipton portrait (photograph), c2014