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Dale Cooper

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Dale is an Assistant Professor in Academic Orthopaedics, Trauma and Sports Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. His research interests are in adult orthopaedics, especially of the knee, with a particular interest in knee osteoarthritis in community and elite sporting populations.

He graduated from Brunel University Sports Sciences Department in 2001 with 1st class honours, and he qualified as a Physiotherapist from Teesside University in 2004. He was funded by the National Institute of Health Research to undertake a Master's degree in Research Methods at the University of Nottingham in 2009. More recently, he was funded by Arthritis Research UK to undertake a PhD (by thesis) in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Nottingham in 2013.

During the past fourteen years, Dale has practiced as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the NHS, and has served for Derbyshire County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board, and the England Schools Cricket Association. Prior to returning to the University of Nottingham, he was a Senior Lecturer and Examination Officer in Physiotherapy at York St John University.

Teaching Summary

Dale is involved in teaching modules on two Masters degrees in the School of Medicine; the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, and the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is module… read more

Research Summary

Dale's main areas of research include: hypermobility, physical activity, the occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries, and the onset of osteoarthritis in community and elite sporting populations.

He previously coordinated the British Olympic Association's Olympian Study, and he is currently involved in a cross-over study examining pain mechanisms in knee osteoarthritis.

Dale is involved in teaching modules on two Masters degrees in the School of Medicine; the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, and the MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is module convenor for Anatomy, Assessment and Clinical Sports Injuries. In addition, he is a supervisor for MSc research projects and he provides academic and pastoral support to MSc students.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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