Who we are
The Director of the Centre is David Walsh, Professor in Rheumatology, and the Deputy Director is Professor Victoria Chapman.
Research is undertaken by a multidisciplinary team based in the Schools of Clinical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biosciences and the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations. The team, led by Professors Walsh, Chapman, Auer, Lincoln, Doherty and Scammell, Drs. Kelly and Zhang, bring together expertise in the investigation of:
the evaluation of existing and new analgesics
Psychological aspects, including patients’ beliefs about their pain will be studied alongside magnetic resonance imaging of brain activity. Studies of the peripheral, spinal and brain mechanisms contributing to osteoarthritic pain will further our understanding and predict the potential of novel analgesic targets.
Our mission is to pursue international excellence in multidisciplinary, translational research, thereby enhancing understanding of arthritis pain and improving its treatment.
If you are a member of the public and want to find out more about what we do and why it is important, click here.
Donations to the Centre can be made via Impact: The Nottingham Campaign (click on the logo above), or via the Arthritis Research UK website.
Please contact the Administrative Coordinator, Jane Healy
tel: +44(0)115 82 31766
fax: +44(0)115 82 31757
Unfortunately, the Centre is unable to provide clinical advice for the treatment of arthritis and would suggest you contact your doctor. Further information and support regarding arthritis can be found via the Arthritis Care website.