About NeedleCalm™

Meet the inventor of NeedleCalm

Lauren Barber : Founder and CEO

Fishburner’s Tech for Good Award Winner 2022
CEO Magazine Young Executive of the Year Finalist 2022
Ausmumpreneur Award Finalist 2022
ACN/Health Ministers Trailblazer Award 2023
Contributing to the NSW Government MVP Grant Case Study

About Lauren

A Clinical Nurse Specialist turned entrepreneur, Lauren Barber is the dynamic force behind NeedleCalm Pty Ltd, a Sydney-based company making waves in the healthcare industry. Launching her career with a Bachelor of Nursing from Charles Sturt University in 2009, she swiftly navigated her way from the Sydney Adventist Hospital to the realms of cosmetic dermatology before taking the leap into her entrepreneurial journey.

Sparked by a personal encounter with a needle stick injury, Lauren pivoted towards finding solutions to the widespread issue of needle phobia and healthcare avoidance. Her initiative led to the development of a Class One medical device that dulls pain during injections, a godsend for the one in four Australians who dread needles.

This trailblazer hasn’t stopped there; she’s steering NeedleCalm to new heights, championing education in needle procedures and prepping to launch two more products aimed at bettering patient experiences. Even with her bustling schedule as the head of NeedleCalm, Lauren dedicates time to clinical practice, keeping her nursing skills sharp and rooted in real-world experiences.

What’s next for Lauren?

Lauren has big plans on the horizon, with NeedleCalm expanding its presence as a first-line treatment in hospitals and further innovating in the healthcare space.

As someone who still values her educational journey and cherishes her days at Charles Sturt University, Lauren stands as a living testament to where passion coupled with determination can lead.

Education & Accolades

  • Bachelors of Nursing, Charles Sturt University, 2006-2009
  • Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Dermal Science, Australasian Academy of Cosmetic Dermal Science, 2014-2015
  • Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, Southern Cross University, 2015-2016
  • Member, Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) board
  • Pause Awards Judge
  • IMNIS Mentor

Ways to connect with Lauren

Book an appointment: Sydney Phobia Clinic, Compassion Therapyhttps://www.compassiontherapy.com.au/
Read Lauren’s insights: Lauren’s Publications
Connect with Lauren: Visit her LinkedIn

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