Comparing Self-Reported Running Data with Fitness Watches

Our first paper from the Running Through study comparing the reliability of self-reported running distance and pace with commercial fitness watch data has been published in this month’s JMIR Forumlative Research. Our study with co-first author Dr Garrett Bullock from USA’s Wake Forest School of Medicine compared running data from the commercial fitness watches of […]

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Knee MRI Biomarkers One Year Post ACL Injury

Our systematic review investigating knee MRI barkers associated with structural, functional and symptomatic changes at least a year after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury has been published in this month’s Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open. The review led by Dr Oliver O’Sullivan identified 11 studies involving 776 participants. Differences in tibia position, bone morphology, presence of […]

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Cutting Edge OA Conference 2023

I had an enjoyable and informative two days in Oxford attending the Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis Versus Arthritis’ Cutting Edge OA Conference (3-4th July 2023). I presented a poster I co-authored led by Oliver O’Sullivan on ‘Non-Acute Molecular and Imaging Biomarkers for Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review’. It combines data from two papers on molecular […]

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Policy Impact Pathway Program London Visit

As part of the Policy Impact Pathway Program (PIPP) I joined the other 9 early and mid-career researchers from PIPP and PIAP (Policy Impact Accelerator Program)for an educational day in London. We met with a range of policymakers and influencers to discuss how to reach policy audiences with our research: Katie Thorpe, Head of Learning […]

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University of Nottingham Community Volunteer Award 2022

I was very pleased to attend the University of Nottingham’s 2022 Volunteer Award event last night. I had nominated Marko Voß for his continuous efforts creating the HealthScout during the Covid-19 pandemic, and was thrilled that the award judging panel agreed with me and awarded him Community Volunteer of the Year. In March 2020 University of […]

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Congress of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) 2022

Excited to be presenting some of our Running Through study initial findings at the Congress of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) 2022, this week (April 27-30). The hybrid conference is online as well as live in Dublin, Ireland. I will be presenting a poster (#784) on ‘Self-reporting of joint pain by members of the running community’. Interested […]

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PPI in Translational Research BRC Musculoskeletal Conference 2022

I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote presentation on Patient and Public Involvement in translational research on the final session of the two day NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Medical Research  Virtual Conference 2022. As well as a brief introduction to translational research, I presented some cases of award-worthy PPI activities involving our musculoskeletal PPI […]

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QR-PSF funding to develop HealthScout for PROMs research

Excited to start work today on a new project linking with Nottingham University Hospital policymakers on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), thanks to funding awarded to me from the QR Policy Support Fund through the University of Nottingham Institute for Policy and Engagement. We aim to adapt the HealthScout app in order to understand treatment outcomes […]

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Running Through February Update

After just one month we are excited to have recruited over 1500 participants to our Running Through study. The volunteers who have agreed to share their running data and complete weekly updates on their health status will help us investigate the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on runners training, injury, illness and recovery. We have […]

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Running Through Launch

I am excited to share the launch today of our new study ‘Running Through‘. Through inviting members of the running community to share their training data, we hope to examine changes in running habits associated with the current restrictions. COVID-19 is affecting all our lives. Through changes to our working, family or social circumstances, the […]

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Nottingham Institute for Policy & Engagement Pandemic Award

With all the amazing work colleagues at all three University of Nottingham international campuses have been involved in during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was an honour to have been short-listed for the Nottingham Institute for Policy and Engagement Pandemic Award. This was a one-off award for 2020 which recognises any member of staff who has made an […]

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RDA COVID-19 Recommendation and Guidelines

Under public health emergencies, and particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, it is fundamental that data is shared in both a timely and an accurate manner. This coupled with the harmonisation of the many diverse data infrastructures is, now more than ever, imperative to share preliminary data and results early and often. It is clear that open […]

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Investigating musculoskeletal health & wellbeing protocol

This March's BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders journal features the protocol for our latest research from the musculoskeletal (MSK) theme of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The MSK theme undertakes research into health promotion and exercise in older people, prevention of falls, pain and rheumatism, molecular mechanism in osteoarthritis, muscle […]

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Nottingham Hospitals Charity Grant for Microbiome Study

I am happy to announce that I have been recently awarded two grants from the Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Nottingham Orthopaedic Walk Fund. This funding will allow me to expand my research on the diversity of gut microbiome in different UK populations. The gut microbiome is a vast ecosystem of microorganisms such as bacteria, yeasts, fungi and […]

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Baseline self-report ‘central mechanisms’ trait predicts persistent knee pain in the Knee Pain in the Community (KPIC) cohort

This February's Osteoarthritis and Cartilage journal features our latest research from the University of Nottingham's Pain Centre Versus Arthitis. In people over 55, long term knee pain is often due to osteoarthritis, which may be due to structural changes caused by wear and tear. Pain can also be intensified by signals to the brain via […]

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Graduation Summer 2019

Great morning at the University of Nottingham graduation today. I got to support our former student Monica as she collected her PhD degree. I was involved with Monica’s doctoral research studies investigating topical treatments for OA and neuropathic pain. I was also able to meet meet my new colleagues, who I will start working with […]

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Versus Arthritis MSK Pain Research Day 2019

The Versus Arthritis ‘Pain Research in the UK: Combating musculoskeltal pain together’ event was held today in conjunction with Pain Centre Versus Arthritis at the University of Nottingham. MSK pain researchers from around the UK were invited to present elevator pitches to summarise their research and signpost us to their posters where their research was […]

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UK Clinical Research Facility (UKCRF) Network 2019 Conference

Enjoyed presenting our poster ‘Patient and Public Involvement in Research: a new module for undergraduate medical students delivered through co-production’ at this year’s UK Clinical Research Facility (UKCRF) Network 15th Annual Conference.  I am pictured here with co-author Debbie Butler. Michael Prior, expert by lived experience, also gave an oral presentation at the conference on […]

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New Assistant Professor Position

Excited to announce I have just accepted the position of Assistant Professor in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham in the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine. I will miss working alongside everyone at the City Hospital campus but looking forward to the new opportunities at QMC.

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Efficacy of exercise therapy in knee and hip osteoarthritis

Pleased to share my latest systematic review & meta-analysis with first author Dr. Siew-Li Goh 'Efficacy and potential determinants of exercise therapy in knee & hip osteoarthritis' is published today. We found in this study that in people with knee or hip osteoarthritis 8 weeks of exercise can have moderate but significant benefits for pain […]

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OARSI World Congress 2019

OARSI World Congress Toronto, Canada 2-5 May 2019  Enjoyed attending my first OARSI world congress earlier this month. Highlights included attending the inaugural Sport, Exercise & Physical Activity & Osteoarthritis Prevention Special Interest Group discussion group meeting and catching up again with Dr Koji Aso from Kochi University, Nankoku, Japan, who spent last year working […]

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UK Clinical Research Facility (UKCRF) Network 2019 Conference

[kc_row use_container=”yes” force=”no” column_align=”middle” video_mute=”no” _id=”772554″][kc_column width=”12/12″ video_mute=”no” _id=”766346″][kc_column_text css_custom=”{`kc-css`:{`any`:{`typography`:{`font-family|,p`:`Roboto`}}}}” _id=”61900″] I am delighted to share that we will be presenting a poster ‘Patient and Public Involvement in Research: a new module for undergraduate medical students delivered through co-production’ at this year’s UK Clinical Research Facility (UKCRF) Network 15th Annual Conference. This year a new […]

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