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Dr Joanne Stocks

Joanne is Assistant Professor of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine at the University of Nottingham.

She teaches on the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine and MSc Applied Sports and Exercise Medicine courses and is convenor for the 'Research Methods for Sports and Exercise Medicine' and 'Common Sporting Injuries: An Evidence Base' modules.

Joanne is a member of the NIHR Nottingham BRC Musculoskeletal theme with a research interest in the area of healthy ageing, focusing on the role of nutrition in frailty, osteoarthritis and pain

Joanne is PI on a study funded to look at gut microbiome diversity in athletes as well as Co-I of a study of recreational runners, their injuries, performance and Covid-19. In addition, she is leading the development of an app to monitor the local population during Covid-19 restrictions and was co-moderator of the community participation working group creating the Research Data Alliance's Covid-19  Recommendations and Guidelines.

In addition, she currently is working on a number of projects as a member of Pain Centre Versus Arthritis. These include investigating circulating markers of central sensitization in knee osteoarthritis, and a collaboration with the OA Trial Bank to identify placebo responders and predictors of response to osteoarthritis treatment using individual patient data.

Joanne is also the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) lead for the BRC Musculoskeletal theme.

Read more about Joanne's research background and interests.

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Running Through Study

Investigating the impact of COVID-19 Infection on Recreational Runners: Risks, Recovery and Complications

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Gut Microbiome Diversity

Investigating gut microbiome diversity in a UK population, considering exercise training, diet, age, genetics and ethnicity.

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Knee Pain In the Community

Using a cohort of over 9000 participants we aim to determine the natural history of knee pain and knee osteoarthritis.

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OA Trial Bank

Meta-analyses using Individual Patient Data (IPD) from existing studies, of treatment effects on osteoarthritis patients.

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Exercise Treatment for OA

Conventional and network meta-analysis of the relative efficacy of different types of exercise in the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis

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Nutrition, OA and Ageing

Investigating dietary interventions to modify gut microbiome and influence the natural progression of frailty and osteoarthritis

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Topical Treatments for OA and Neuropathic Pain

Investigating topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and capsaicin for OA and neuropathic pain.

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Markers of Central Sensitization

Identifying biomarkers of central sensitization to characterize molecular mechanisms linked to OA knee pain.

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Joint Replacement, Sleep and Neuropathic Pain

Investigating the relationship between sleep and pain after joint replacement surgery for osteoarthritis.

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Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing (IMHW)

Measuring pain, frailty and disability in an ageing UK population.

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Cardiovascular Research

Previous cardiomyocyte and cardiac progenitor cell research at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.