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Professor Nadine Foster

One of the senior academic team in the Clinical Trials Unit of the Arthritis Research UK’s Primary Care Centre at Keele University, UK, Professor Nadine Foster is a physiotherapist whose research focuses on musculoskeletal healthcare. This includes clinical trials and epidemiological studies of common musculoskeletal problems. With more than £12 million research funding, she has contributed over 80 full paper publications and supervises MSc, MPhil and PhD students. She co-leads an annual short course on randomised clinical trials and leads a portfolio of intervention research for musculoskeletal pain patients. Nadine is a member of national research funding committees (HTA External Devices and Physical Therapies Panel and the Arthritis Research UK’s Clinical Studies Group for Musculoskeletal Pain) and is committed to facilitating musculoskeletal pain research in national (secretary of the Society of Back Pain Research) and international arenas (International Organising Committee for the International Forum for Low Back Pain Research in Primary Care). Her post is funded through a National Institute of Health Research Professorship (2012-2017).