About the Centre
Welcome to the website of the National Centre of Excellence for Musculoskeletal Health and Work. This is a multidisciplinary research collaboration, funded by Versus Arthritis and the Medical Research Council. Originally funded 2014-2019, we have recently been awarded new funds to continue our work 2019-2024. Our overarching aim is to identify cost-effective ways to minimise the substantial adverse impacts of musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.
The Centre is a “hub and spoke” collaboration with the involvement of a number of other UK institutions (see Figure). The other grant holders are: Professor Gary Macfarlane (Deputy Director), Professor Cyrus Cooper, Emeritus Professor David Coggon, Dr Julia Smedley, Dr Gareth Jones, Professor Stephen Bevan, Emeritus Professor John Goodacre, Dr Paula Holland, Dr Ira Madan, Professor Alison Hammond, Dr Yeliz Prior, Professor Rob Moots, Dr Nicola Goodson, Professor Katherine Payne, Dr Suzanne Verstappen, Professor George Peat, Dr Ross Wilkie, Dr Gwen Wynne-Jones, Prof Nicola Fear, Dr Elaine Wainwright (more details are available under Partners).