Conferences and Talks

Future Presentations

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Microbiome Interaction in Health and Disease

Wellcome Genome Campus, UK and Virtual

14-16 February 2024 

I will be presenting a poster preliminary results from my MRes Bioinformatics study on the ‘Comparison between shotgun metagenome and 16S rRNA sequencing for the taxonomic characterization of the gut microbiota in patients with osteoarthritis’.

I will be presenting at the Thursday poster session, with my poster pitch session ( pitch 22) at 4pm and the poster session (poster 50) at 4.30pm.

Previous Presentations

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Pint of Science 2023

Beeston Social, Nottingham, UK

23 May 2023 7-9pm

As part of this year’s Pint of Science event I will be talking about ‘Managing Pain Through Physical Activity’. Over 1 in 3 people in the UK experience musculoskeletal pain. Physical activity is a great form of medicine to prevent and manage painful joint conditions, but as we age injuries are more frequent and recovery is slower. As an ageing athlete myself I will discuss the latest research on being physically active whilst managing pain, including my own research on osteoarthritis, pain, placebo, and how our activity levels changed during the Covid lockdowns. 

Visit to sign up to the event mailing list to learn more. I am also excited to have been paired with artist Cara Jones to collaborate on a piece of art related to my talk. The results of this collaboration will be displayed in the Creative Reactions gallery exhibition during 19th-22nd of May at The Carousel.
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British Pain Society

London, UK and online

13-15 June 2022

The Running Through team will be presenting some of our results at the British Pain Society’s 55th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr Joanne Stocks will be presenting a poster ‘Physical activity in people self-reporting chronic multi-joint pain in lower limbs’.


British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) 2022

Brighton, UK and online

May 26-27 2022

The Running Through study team will be presenting some of our initial findings at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) 2022 Conference.

Dr Joanne Stocks will be presenting a poster on Impact of three different phases of UK Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, Covid infections and Covid vaccination status on runners training distance and pace.

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Congress of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) 2022

Dublin, Ireland and online

April 27-30 2022

The Running Through study team will be presenting some of our initial findings at the Congress of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) 2022.

Dr Joanne Stocks will be presenting a poster on Self-reporting of joint pain by members of the running community’.

Join Joanne on Friday 29th April  at 17:40 – 18:25 Dublin time for the live online poster session Click here to join the session

Sumeng Wang will also be presenting a poster on ‘Investigating physical activity and musculoskeletal pain in Nordic walkers using digital technology.

Join Sumeng on Thursday 28th April  at 17:40 – 18:25 Dublin time for the live online poster session Click here to join the session

  • 2022
    25th February

    Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre Musculoskeletal Virtual Conference

    12:20 pm
    Location: On-line Research Lounge

    I am honoured to be giving a keynote presentation on Patient and Public Involvement in translational research on the final session of this two day conference. 

    I will be joined by volunteer PPI members and researchers to discuss how patient and public involvement has benefited their research.

    Register for your FREE conference place here

  • 2021
    20th January

    Managing Pain in People with Arthritis

    3:30 pm

    British Rheumatology Society/Versus Arthritis webinar on managing pain in people with arthritis. I will be part on the panel alongside colleagues from the Versus Arthritis Pain Centre. My dissertation student Mimi Ng, will also be presenting the findings from her MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine study sharing how health professionals can influence whether people in pain will exercise.

  • 2020
    11th November

    Research Data Alliance (RDA) Adoption Opportunities & Highlights Session & COVID-19 Panel

    9:00 pm
    Location: Research Data Alliance (RDA) Adoption Opportunities & Highlights Session & COVID-19 Panel

    As a co-moderator of the community participation working group, I will be representing the group at the COVID-19 WG Panel Discussion during the RDA Adoption Opportunities & Highlights Session. Aside from providing an overview of our guidelines we shall also discuss how these recommendations can apply outside of the current pandemic.

  • 2020
    8th March

    Celebrating Nottingham Women- International Women Day 2020

    10:30am – 3pm
    Location: Marquee in Nottingham Old Market Square

    The University of Nottingham is to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 by showcasing the knowledge and expertise of its talented women staff and students at a civic event in Old Market Square, Nottingham.

    The free event which is open to everyone, being jointly hosted with Nottingham Trent University from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday 8 March, will feature fun, interactive activities for all the family offering an insight into some of the amazing work that happens across the university’s campuses.

    In particular, the event aims to inspire young women in Nottingham and challenge the preconceptions and prejudices about gender roles and limitations, particularly around the science, technology, engineering and medical agenda.

    Along with my colleagues and students, I will be presenting activities and information on the science behind great women sporting achievements – how your body works when you exercise and why physical activity is great for your health and wellbeing.

    We will also be showcasing some of our past research and tell you how you can get involved in some of our future studies.

  • 2019
    30th August

    Moving Your Way to Good Health

    9:00 – 18:00
    Location: University of Nottingham

    This conference will show the far-reaching benefits physical activity and healthy eating can have, from reducing cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, to helping with mental health problems. I will be presenting ‘How active are our patients?’

  • 2019
    27th June

    Patient and Public Involvement in Research: a new module for undergraduate medical students delivered through co-production

    Location: UK Clinical Research Facility (UKCRF) Network 2019 Annual Conference

    I will be presenting our experiences of successfully co-producing and co-delivering a new BMedSci module. Introducing second-year medical students to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) across the research life cycle, its importance in good research and the benefits gained from a patient perspective. The module was co-produced and co-delivered by staff from the School of Medicine, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), and members of the public, all part of the East Midlands Sharebank network.

  • 2019
    5th May

    Identifying predictors of placebo response in osteoarthritis clinical trials of three agents with different routes of delivery: a meta-analysis using individual patient data.

    Location: 2019 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress, Toronto, Canada.

    Most drug treatments for osteoarthritis (OA) do not achieve a minimum clinically important difference above placebo and often associate with side-effects. On average, 75% of the analgesic effect from OA treatments in clinical trials, and potentially in clinical practice, can be attributed to placebo/contextual response, though the magnitude of this response may vary greatly between patients. Here I will present results from an individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis of three contrasting treatments for OA to identify placebo responders and the potential determinants of the placebo response in OA.