Breaking through the pain barrier. The extraordinary life of Dr Michael J. Cousins is the biography of Dr Michael J. Cousins AO, a trailblazing Australian pain medicine researcher and clinician who pioneered novel pain treatments. The biography explores the way historic events and larger forces shaped Michael Cousins and how he in turn shaped international pain research, treatment, education and policy. It also highlights the personality traits that enabled him to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and accept countless personal sacrifices.
Gabriella Kelly-Davies is a biographer, and has studied biography and life story writing at the University of Oxford, the Australian National University and Sydney University. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program in biography writing. As part of her PhD she wrote Breaking through the pain barrier. The extraordinary life of Dr Michael J. Cousins. Gabriella is President of Life Stories Australia Association and founder of the life writing business Share your life story. www.shareyourlifestory.com.au