Improving outcomes in musculoskeletal conditions Improving outcomes in musculoskeletal conditions

Our research aims to improve the quality of care for people with injuries or diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons or nerves. We address uncertainties about how best to assess and manage these musculoskeletal conditions. This includes the development and evaluation of patient-centred measures of impact, for example the Norwich Patellar Instability Score and the Impact of a Hand-Nerve Disorder Scale. 

We also aim to identify the most effective interventions for recovery after musculoskeletal injuries or disease, for example physical activity for knee osteoarthritis and hip fractures, or hand therapy for oedema after hand injury and surgery. We also conduct prognostic studies to identify predictive factors for treatment response in upper extremity conditions like shoulder pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.

We work in partnership with patients, the public, clinical colleagues and methodological experts to develop world-leading research that improves health outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Our work has a strong clinical focus and is designed to have a significant impact on health and social care practice and policy. 

Interested in joining us?

We have a solid track record in building the capacity of, and supporting, aspiring clinicians from non-medical professions and we welcome inquiries from prospective postgraduate research students and collaborators. For more information, contact  Christina Jerosch-Herold.   

Theme members:

Christina Jerosch-Herold (Theme Lead)

Mark Ashwood

Rachel Chester

Jo-Anne Geere

Julie Houghton

Leanne Miller

Guy Peryer

Toby Smith