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NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre -- Musculoskeletal Theme

20% of the UK population attendances in primary care for musculoskeletal conditions (£5b NHS spend each year) are due to age-related musculoskeletal diseases. With associated comorbidities (cardiovascular, metabolic, obesity, neurological, mental health), these increasingly threaten independence and challenge healthcare budgets.

The multidisciplinary NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre Musculoskeletal Theme investigates ways of preventing and treating musculoskeletal problems.

Vision

To provide a platform for translating outputs from our world-class discovery science programmes to improve quality of life and sustain people more effectively in the community. We will achieve this by using our comprehensive mechanistic understanding and novel biochemical, imaging and clinical technologies to develop and evaluate novel interventions matched to individuals, leading to a personalised medicine approach, linked to improved mechanistic understanding.

Research areas

The musculoskeletal theme is split into five research areas:

  1. Phenotyping and outcome measurement
  2. The joint
  3. Brain, nerve and psychosocial function
  4. Metabolism
  5. Complex treatment packages

The interdisciplinary musculoskeletal theme is based across multiple sites, including the Clinical Sciences Building with its dedicated clinic rooms, a specialised physiotherapy room, range of assessment tools (Muscle strength test, Hand Grip assessment, Quantitative Sensory Testing, Ultrasound, GAITRite portable gait analysis system, RS Scan balance test, validated questionnaires), and state-of-the-art laboratories. 

 BRC Georgina and Bonnie
 BRC Mohsen
 

 

The University of Nottingham has world leading facilities for human physiology based investigations located in state-of-the-art human physiology laboratories within the School of Medicine on the Queen’s Medical Centre campus and the satellite Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine on the Derby campus. These sites include a clinical trials ward, exercise and resting metabolism laboratories, gymnasium for resistance training and volunteer screening rooms. World-leading whole-body MRI facilities or human imaging and spectroscopy are available in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre

The musculoskeletal theme dovetails institutional research priorities in
translational imaging and musculoskeletal health in ageing and well-being.
Further, it complements existing institutional and cross-council investments,
i.e.  the interdisciplinary MRC Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre, the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, and the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre

Each of these represents an area of major investment from academic institutions, government and research charity funding bodies that
are crucial for the multidisciplinary research plans proposed.
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The Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre is a partnership between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham, supported by Nottinghamshire Healthcare and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundations Trusts. We are funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

 

 

Our team 

 BRC D A Walsh 

Professor David Walsh: Musculoskeletal Theme Lead/ Phenotyping and outcome measurement research area co-lead Research interests

BRC D Auer

Professor Dorothee Auer: Imaging Cross cutting Theme Lead/ Phenotyping and outcome measurement research area co-lead Research interests

BRC V Chapman

Professor Victoria Chapman: The joint research area lead Research interests

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Dr Ana Valdes: The brain research area lead Research interests

BRC J Gladman

Professor John Gladman: Complex treatment packages research area co-lead Research interests

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Professor Michael Doherty: Complex treatment packages research area co-lead Research interests

BRC P Greenhaff

Professor Paul Greenhaff: Metabolism research area lead Research interests

   

  

 

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