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Dr Jo Stocks

Dr Jo Stocks is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Medicine’s Academic Unit of Injury, Recovery and Inflammation Sciences at the University of Nottingham.

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 working on a Versus Arthritis-funded study investigating Biomarkers and Joint Pain in Military Osteoarthritis (Bio-Mil-OA), and whilst undertaking an MRes in Bioinformatics is also investigating the molecular signature of arthrofibrosis in this cohort.

In addition, Joanne is working on a number of other projects as a member of Pain Centre Versus Arthritis. These include as co-investigator of ReStARt (Reducing STiffness After knee ReplacemenT), a study to optimise physiotherapy for arthrofibrosis, 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 leading the development of a mobile phone app ‘HealthScout’ and data collection platform to collect Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in Nottingham University Hospital’s Musculoskeletal clinics. She was also selected to participate in a Policy Impact Pathways Program (PIPP) run by the Institute of Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham where she is working on project to influence policymakers regarding the routine nationwide standardised collection of musculoskeletal PROMs.

Joanne Stocks is PI on a study funded to look at gut microbiome diversity in athletes as well as Co-I of ‘Running Through‘ a study of recreational runners, their injuries, performance and Covid-19. and was co-moderator of the community participation working group creating the Research Data Alliance’s Covid-19 Recommendations and Guidelines.

Previously Dr Stocks was Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Medicine in the department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine, teaching on the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine and MSc Applied Sports and Exercise Medicine courses and convening for the ‘Research Methods for Sports and Exercise Medicine’, ‘Common Sporting Injuries: An Evidence Base’,  Physical Activity Epidemiology’, ‘Qualitative Methodology and Analysis’, and  ‘Project and Dissertation: Sports and Exercise Medicine’ modules.

Joanne facilitates Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) activities and provides training fro staff and students and is the module convenor for the BMedSci Patient and Public Involvement in Research module.

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