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    Professor Nadine Foster

Nadine is an NIHR Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care at Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, and Director of Keele Clinical Trials Unit. She leads the Musculoskeletal Health and Pain research programme within the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre in the Research Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences and is an NIHR Senior Investigator. Her research focuses on the commonest musculoskeletal pain conditions, including low back pain and osteoarthritis and whilst her research programme utilises many research methods she has a particular interest in developing, testing and implementing treatments and services for patients with musculoskeletal pain. She has led or collaborated on more than 19 randomised trials, with funding support from Arthritis Research UK, the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). She leads an NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research on stratified primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (STarT MSK) and an NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) funded trial testing stratified care for patients consulting in primary care with sciatica (SCOPiC). Nadine is the lead NIHR training advocate for physiotherapy and Past President of the Society of Back Pain Research. She chairs the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funding panel in the West Midlands, and has previously served on HTA funding committees and the Arthritis Research UK Pain Clinical Studies Group. She has over 180 peer reviewed publications, supervised 13 PhD students and contributed to over £35 million in research funding.


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