Dr. Neil O'Connell is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy in Brunel University, London, UK. He divides his time between research and teaching and previously worked extensively as a muscoloskeletal physiotherapist. He leads a module in the principles and practice of evidence based healthcare for post-graduate clinicians. Neil's main research interests are chronic low back pain with a focus of evidence based practice and he has published extensively in this area.
Neil is a member of the editorial board of Cochrane's Pain, Palliative, and Supportive Care (PaPaS) group, is the senior commissioning editor for the pain science blog Body in Mind (www.bodyinmind.org), was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the UK's National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2016 guideline for the management of low back pain and sciatica and contributed to the NICE Quality Standard on that topic.