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Daniel McWilliams

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


  • workRoom A25, Academic Rheumatology Clinical Sciences Building
    Nottingham City Hospital
    Hucknall Road
    NG5 1PB
  • work0115 823 1942

Expertise Summary

Pain researcher, specialising in pain mechanisms in musculoskeletal conditions. Interests in central mechanisms of pain, analysis of longitudinal data, quantitiative sensory testing, questionnaire development/validation, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis and biobanking.

Research Summary

Pain research and epidemiological data analysis in musculoskeletal disorders (ORCID ID,

Part of the Pain Centre Versus Arthritis and the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (Musculoskeletal Research Area).

Recent Publications

  • ASO, KOJI, SHAHTAHERI, SEYED MOHSEN, MCWILLIAMS, DANIEL F. and WALSH, DAVID A., 2021. Association of subchondral bone marrow lesion localization with weight-bearing pain in people with knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative ARTHRITIS RESEARCH & THERAPY. 23(1),
  • MCWILLIAMS, DANIEL F, THANKARAJ, DIVYA, JONES-DIETTE, JULIE, MORGAN, RHEINALLT, IFESEMEN, ONOSI S, SHENKER, NICHOLAS G and WALSH, DAVID A, 2021. The efficacy of systemic glucocorticosteroids for pain in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology (Oxford, England).
  • IFESEMEN, ONOSI S., MCWILLIAMS, DANIEL F., FERGUSON, EAMONN, WAKEFIELD, RICHARD, AKIN-AKINYOSOYE, KEHINDE, WILSON, DEBORAH, PLATTS, DOROTHY, LEDBURY, SUSAN and WALSH, DAVID A., 2021. Central Aspects of Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis (CAP-RA): protocol for a prospective observational study BMC RHEUMATOLOGY. 5(1),
  • MILLAR B, MCWILLIAMS DF, ABHISHEK A, AKIN-AKINYOSOYE K, AUER DP, CHAPMAN V, DOHERTY M, FERGUSON E, GLADMAN JRF, GREENHAFF P, STOCKS J, VALDES AM and WALSH DA, 2020. Investigating musculoskeletal health and wellbeing; a cohort study protocol. BMC musculoskeletal disorders. 21(1), 182

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