After completing his medical training in Sydney, Associate Professor Roger Goucke practised as a general practitioner in Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Vanuatu and the UK. He then returned to Western Australia to train in anaesthetics. During the 1990s, his focus became pain medicine, and he was a key player in having it classified as a specialty. He currently works in the department of pain management at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth and is a clinical associate professor in the school of medicine and pharmacology at the University of Western Australia.
Publication of your online response is subject to the Medical Journal of Australia's editorial discretion. You will be notified by email within five working days should your response be accepted.