Sebastian Straube holds degrees in medicine and physiology from the University of Oxford (England) where he also did his D.Phil. degree (Ph.D. degree). After clinical work and research at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Dr. Straube joined the Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany. Here he completed his Habilitation degree (German postdoctoral lecturing qualification) and his postgraduate medical training in the specialties of occupational medicine and social medicine. Dr. Straube has also been certified to give expert opinions on the occupational causation of diseases by the German Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Straube was an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Göttingen until August 2014 and in September 2014 took up his current post as Associate Professor at the Division of Preventive Medicine of the University of Alberta and Specialist Occupational Physician with Alberta Health Services. Dr. Straube’s primary research interest is in evidence-based medicine (systematic reviews and meta-analyses); research areas of interest include occupational and social medicine as well as pain and perinatal medicine. Dr. Straube serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals including Pain, BioMed Research International, and International Scholarly Research Notices as well as the Cochrane Collaboration (Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group). He is a Member of the committee of the Special Interest Group on Systematic Reviews in Pain Relief of the International Association for the Study of Pain.
Biography Updated on 11 September 2014