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Dr Jane Chalmers (PhD, B.Physio) is a Senior Lecturer in Pain Sciences at the University of South Australia. She is the leader of the pelvic pain theme under the Innovation, Implementation And Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT) research concentration at the University of South Australia.

Dr Rob Zammitt


A veterinarian for some forty years, Dr Rob was always in private practice but also worked with tigers, lions and, yes, bears as well as elephants, dolphins, seals and even sharks! Dr Rob has done some media work with television including Mid-Day with KerriAnne Kennerly, A Country Practice consultant vet, Terry Willese Tonight, Today with Steve Leibman, Burkes Backyard and Mid-Day South Coast. Radio spots have included regular shows with Murray Wilton, Ron Casey, Luke Bona, MalcomT. Elliot, Tim Webster, Dita Cobb, Luke Grant, as well as Ray Hadley. Rob has written for many magazines including New Idea, Woman’s Day, and Living. He is also author of two books, DOGS: 101 questions and historical fiction, Bless me, Father.  

His work is best known in canine reproduction, so when his young daughter Ainsley developed pelvic issues he was appalled to see how little research funding has been given to endometriosis. Ainsley was extremely young when she underwent her first surgery to assist the problem, 16 at the time. Four years later the pain came again, hard and fast, so another surgery!  

Finding so many families affected by this condition and yet so little funding towards finding a cure rather than at best, controlling it or at worst, radical surgeries at very young ages, Dr Rob decided to increase the profile of this condition and endeavour to get funding, at least in Australia towards a cure.