Professor Robert J. Edelmann


Professor Edelmann has undertaken numerous assessments in chronic pain cases for both generalised chronic pain and specific conditions such as Arachnoiditis and Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) as well as potentially controversial conditions including Fibromyalgia for both Defendant and Claimant firms.

Professor Edelmann has held an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist appointment with South West Surrey District Health Authority to provide a service to Royal Surrey County Hospital pain clinic.

Examples of publications of relevance include:

  • Edelmann, R. J. (1997). Personal injury and the assessment of pain: distinguishing malingering from maintaining factors.  The British  Psychological Society, Proceedings Vol 5 (2), P146.
  • Edelmann, R. J. (1999). Psychosocial Aspects of the Health Care Process.  Addison Wesley Longman.
  • Edelmann, R. J. (2007). Clinical psychologist’s role in the assessment of chronic pain.  Personal Injury Update, (19th July)

Professor Edelmann discussed the ‘Psychological Issues’ at: “Back Claims: What the Future Holds”, a conference organised by Davies Lavery, Solicitors at the Lloyd’s Training Centre, London, 15th November 2000.  He has also spoken on Psychological issues in the assessment of pain in PI litigation at the Harley Street Seminars, in November 2006, and the assessment of pain and malingering at The Scientific Meeting of the North British Pain Association, November 2007, the Medico-legal Issues in Chronic Pain Management conference organised by Central Law Training in September 2008, to the Birmingham Medico-Legal Society, September 2010. and the 3rd National Conference on Chronic Pain Management organised by Hospital Medicine in January 2012.

He has also provided in-house lectures to firms of solicitors on ‘Psychological Aspects of Pain’ for Central Law Training.