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Dr Sam Whittle


MBBS(Hons), MClinEpi, FRACP

Dr Sam Whittle works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the western suburbs of Adelaide. He graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1997. His rheumatology training took him on a grand tour of the Adelaide teaching hospitals (but also to England for a year as a specialist registrar on the South Thames rotation). Having learned the hard way that he is not cut out for bench research, he returned to the warm embrace of clinical research. His main area of clinical enthusiasm is fibromyalgia and chronic pain, and his research interests include epidemiology, evidence synthesis, guidelines, and persistent pain. He was involved in the establishment of the Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network (ANZMUSC) and remains a member of the ANZMUSC Executive Committee. From 2018-2020 he is undertaking an ANZMUSC Practitioner Fellowship, working on ‘living evidence’ in rheumatology. He has previously served as the ARA Honorary Treasurer (2015-2018), was the ARA representative to APLAR from 2008 to 2015, and was convenor of the 2015 ARA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Sam still hasn't given up hope of being selected to represent Australia in some form of sport, and continues to train daily in his dingy home gym just in case. He is fully aware that his twitter habit (@samwhittle) is an impediment to this and other goals.