Rachel Stovell

Rachel is currently combining work as a freelance Specialist Physiotherapist in Pain with travel. She was the lead physiotherapist in the Facial Pain Team at the Eastman Dental Hospital and an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist at University College London Hospital Pain Management Centre.

Qualifying in 1993 from Manchester Rachel specialised in MSK working in the NHS, industry – Occupational Health and the private sector, including having her own private practice. The recurring presentation of people with persistent pain led her to search many sources and attend numerous courses before undertaking an MSc Pain Science and Society at King’s College London. It was following this that she moved to specialist NHS pain services.

Rachel maintains a particular interest in orofacial pain, the role of movement in pain experiences, as well the neuroscience of pain. She is committed to furthering the understanding of persistent pain, disseminating knowledge, supporting healthcare professionals working in this area, as well as those living with persistent pain and the wider population. Working as part of the Lived Well with Pain Team is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with those with lived experience and pursue these aims.