Ms Lauren Barber is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with post graduate qualifications in Healthcare Leadership and Cosmetic Dermatology. Her post-qualification training includes IV cannulation, blood transfusion management, clinical supervision skills and trauma nursing. Lauren is currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, the agency responsible for national registration and regulation of nursing and medical professions.
Her nursing career began in Emergency and she has since gained experience in primary healthcare and management. During this experience Lauren has seen the effects of severe reactions to needles and the consequences of healthcare avoidance.
Lauren has also assisted clinical psychologists over a number of years treating patients with needle related fear and anxiety.
Early on in her career Lauren developed a technique of injection that utilized the gate control theory of pain which enabled the majority of her patients to not even notice then injection had been given.
In 2016, after spending several months unwell and being on the receiving end of many injections, she had an epiphany and commenced research and experimentation to transfer this method of injection into a product.
After many months of research and experimenting at home NeedleCalm Pty Ltd was born. After Lauren’s third operation she left a stable position as Nurse Unit Manager with a six-figure salary to dedicate the necessary time to bringing NeedleCalm Pty Ltd to life.
Megan is a highly experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist who more recently has been Nurse Unit Lead for oncology in several major Sydney Hospitals, and is currently Managing Director of a company specialising in patient recruitment for clinical trials.
While nursing and patient care is her passion, Megan’s background beyond Nursing extends to the commercial sector holding leadership positions at the Commonwealth Bank where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with bank policies and procedure, and similarly with Telstra, ensuring standards of knowledge, compliance and customer service at a major call centre.
Megan’s role at NeedleCalm Pty Ltd makes full use of her unique combination of medical, patient, customer, procedural and technical skills.