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Dr Laura Whitburn Lecturer Anatomy, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology

Dr Laura Whitburn started her career as a physiotherapist before transitioning into tertiary education and research. She is currently Lecturer of Anatomy and Deputy Head of Discipline at La Trobe University. Laura's research aims to develop a better understanding of the complex experience of labour pain, including an exploration of the role of cognitive, social and environmental factors in shaping a woman's pain experience during childbirth. Her research also covers concepts including theoretical models of pain and pain assessment tools. Laura also undertakes extensive research in the area of education. Her teaching interests include neuroanatomy of the brain and nervous system

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