Parsons V, Juszczyk D, Gilworth G, Ntani G, Henderson M, Smedley J, McCrone P, hatch S, Shannon R, Coggon D, Molokhia M, Griffiths A, Walker-Bone K, Madan I.  Developing and testing a case-management intervention to support the return to work of healthcare workers with common mental health disorders.  Journal of Public Health. Accepted for publication 16 Apr 2022.

Bevilacqua G, D’Angelo S, Linaker C, Paul A, Bloom I, Zhang J, Laskou F, Cooper C, Ward KA, Walker-Bone K, Dennison EM.  Physical Activity and Diet in a Global Pandemic: An Investigation of the Impact of COVID-19 on Factors Relevant for Musculoskeletal Health at Two Different Stages of the Lifecourse.  Front. Endocrinol., 03 May 2022

Gwinnutt J.M, Wieczorek, M, Cavalli G, Balanescu A; Bischoff-Ferrari HA; Boonen A; De Souza S; De Thurah A; Dorner TE; Moe RH; Putrik P; Rodríguez-Carrio J, Silva-Fernández L; Stamm, T; Walker-Bone K; Welling J; Zlatković-Švenda, M.I; Guillemin F; Verstappen SMM.  Effects of physical exercise and body weight on disease-specific outcomes of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs): systematic reviews and meta-analyses informing the 2021 EULAR recommendations for lifestyle improvements in people with RMDs.  RMD Open Open Access Volume 8, Issue 131 March 2022 Article number e002168.  ISSN 20565933. doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2021-002168

Zaballa E, Ntani G, Harris EC, Lübbeke A, Arden NK, Hannouche D, Cooper C, Walker-Bone K.  Feasibility and sustainability of working in different types of jobs after total hip arthroplasty: analysis of longitudinal data from two cohorts.  022 Jan 13;oemed-2021-107970. PMID: 35027440. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2021-107970. Online ahead of print 

Stevens M.J., Barker M., Dennison E., Harris E.C., Linaker C.,Weller S. Walker-Bone K.  Recent UK retirees’ views about the work-related factors which influenced their decision to retire: a qualitative study within the Health and Employment After Fifty (HEAF) cohort BMC Public Health Open 2022; 22:116  PMID: 35039031  doi 10.1186/s12889-022-12541-1


Yanik EL, Stevens MJ, Harris EC, Walker-Bone KE, Dale AM, Colditz GA, Evanoff BA. Physical work exposure matrix for use in UK Biobank. Occupational Medicine. 2021.

Bevilacqua G, D’Angelo S, Ntani G, Stevens M, Linaker CH, Walker-Bone K.  Shift work amongst older UK workers and job exit  Occupational Medicine 2021;71:429–438.

Holland P.  Will Disabled Workers Be Winners or Losers in the Post-COVID-19 Labour Market?  Disabilities 2021;1(3):161-173;

Wainwright E, Bevan S, Blyth F, Khalatbari-Soltani S, Sullivan MJL, Walker-Bone K, Eccleston C.  Pain, Work and the Workplace.  A Topical Review.  Pain published ahead of print.  doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002413.

Ntani G, Inskip H, Osmond C, Coggon D.  Consequences of ignoring clustering in linear regression.  BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2021;21 No. 139. PMID: 34233609

Cherry L, Gates L, Culliford D, Walker-Bone K, Carmen Portillo M. COVID-19 lockdown disrupts support networks integral to maintaining foot health: a mixed-methods study. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 2021;14:46.

Boonen A, Putrik P, Marques ML, Alunno A, Abasola L, Beaton D, Betteridge N, Bjørk M, Boers M, Boteva B, Fautrel B, Guillemin F, Mateus EF, Nikiphorou E, Péntek M, Santos FP, Severens JL, Verstappen SMM, Walker-Bone KJ, Wallman JK, terWee MM, Westhovens R, Ramiro S.  EULAR Points to Consider (PtC) for designing, analysing and reporting of studies with work participation as an outcome domain in patients with inflammatory arthritis.  Ann Rheum Dis. 2021;80:1116-1123.  PMID: 33832966 doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-219523.

Walker-Bone K, Hollick R.  Health and Work: What physicians need to know. Clinical Medicine 2021 May;21(3):195-200.  PMID: 33947660  doi: 10.7861/clinmed.2020-0847. Epub 2021 May 4. .

Bevilacqua G, D’Angelo S, Ntani G, Syddall HE, Harris EC, Linaker C, Stevens M, Cooper C, Walker-Bone K.  Older working adults in the HEAF study are more likely to report loneliness after two years of follow-up if they have negative perceptions of their work quality.  BMC Public Health 2021;21:574.

Parsons V, Juszczyk D, Gilworth G, Ntani G, McCrone P, Hatch S, et al. A case management occupational health model to facilitate earlier return to work of NHS staff with common mental health disorders: a feasibility study. Health Technol Assess 2021;25(12).  PMID: 33641712   doi: 10.3310/hta25120.  NIHR Journals Library

Linaker C, Fraser S, Price C, Maguire N, Little P, Madan I, Pinedo-Villanueva R, Coggon D, Cooper C, Ntani G, Walker-Bone K.  Individualised placement and support programme for people unemployed because of chronic pain: a feasiblity study and the InSTEP pilot RCT.  Health and Technology Assessment 2021;25(5):  PMID: 33501902 doi 10.3310/hta25050.  NIHR Journals Library

D’Angelo S, Syddall H, Ntani G, Harris EC, Linaker C, Cooper C, Stevens M, Walker-Bone K. How does job dissatisfaction interact with self-rated health in determining the risk of health-related job loss? Prospective findings from the Health and Employment After Fifty (HEAF) study.  OEM 2021 Jan;78 (1): 36-42.  PMID: 32917741. doi:10.1136/oemed-2020-106600.

Newington L, Ntani G, Warwick D, Adams J, Walker-Bone K.  Sickness absence after carpal tunnel release: a multicentre prospective cohort study.  BMJ Open  PMID: 33568370. 2021;11:e041656. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041656.

Yu D, Peat G, Jordan KP, Bailey J, Prieto-Alhambra D, Robinson DE, Strauss VY, Walker-Bone K, Silman A, Mamas M, Blackburn S, Dent S, Dunn K, Judge A, Protheroe J, Wilkie R.  Estimating the population health burden ofmusculoskeletal conditions using primary care electronic health records.  Rheumatology 2021 Feb 09; PMID: 33560340. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/keab109.

Morton L, Macfarlane GJ, Jones G, Walker-Bone K, Hollick R.  Driving difficulties in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: Results from the Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis.  Arthritis Care and Research 2021 Mar 18.  doi:10.1002/acr.24595


Coggon D, Ntani G, Walker-Bone K, Felli VE, Harari R, Barrero LH, Felknor Sa, Rojas M, Cattrell A, Serra C, Bonzini M, Solidaki E, Merisalu E, Habib RR, Sadeghian F, Kadir MM, Wickremasinghe AR, Katsudaira K, Nyantumbu-Mkhize B, Kelsall HL, Harcombe H.  Associations of sickness absence for pain in the low back, neck and shoulders with wider propensity to pain.  Occup Environ Med 2020;77:301-308 doi.10.1136oemed-2019-106193. PMID: 32078717.

Gwinnutt JM, Leggett S, Lunt M, Barton A, RAMS and BRAGGSS co-investigators, Hyrich KL, Walker-Bone K, Verstappen SMM.  Predictors of presenteeism, absenteeism and job loss in patients commencing methotrexate or biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.  Rheumatology 2020Oct 1:59(10 2908-19.. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa027. PMID: 32097471

Holland P, Clayton, S. Navigating employment retention with a chronic health condition: a meta-ethnography of the employment experiences of people with musculoskeletal disorders in the UK. Disability and Rehabilitation 2020;42(8):1071-1086. Doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1519041 PMID: 30696296.

Nadin T, Wallis D, Holroyd CR, D’Angelo S, Walker-Bone K, Edwards CJ.  Amongst patients taking biologic therapies for axial spondyloarthritis, which factors associated with work non-participation?  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020;21:209.  PMID: 32252744

Harris EC, D’Angelo S, Darnton A, Coggon D.  Relative burden of lung and pleural cancers from exposure to asbestos: a cross-sectional analysis of occupational mortality in England and Wales.  BMJ Open 2020 Apr 8;10(4):e036319. PMID: 32273321 doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036319.

Holmes MM, Stanescu SC, Linaker C, Price C, Magjuire N, Fraser S, Cooper C, Walker-Bone K.  Exploring the views of stakeholders about the feasibility of carrying out a randomised controlled trial of Individual Placement and Support for people unemployed with chronic pain based in primary care (the InSTEP study).  Pilot and Feasibility Studies.  2020 Apr 4;6:44.  PMID: 32280484 https:/ e Collection

Harris EC, D’Angelo S, Syddall HE, Linaker C, Cooper C, Walker-Bone K.  Relationships between informal caregiving, health and work in the Health and Employment After Fifty study, England.  Eur J Public Health 2020;30:799–806. PMID: 32494804 doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckaa078.

Walker-Bone K, Channa S, Lesser J, Kause J, Skidmore A, Smedley J.  Occupational health: the thin line protecting the front line.  Occupational Medicine  2020 Jul;70(5):292.  PMID: 32879558  doi:10.1093/occmed/kqaa097.

Wilkie R, Bjork M, Cost-Black KM, Parker M, Pranskey G.  Managing work participation for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.  Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology.  2020 Apr 19;34(2):101517 PMID: 32321677.

Hollick R, Macfarlane GJ.  Do patients with rheumatic diseases living in rural settings have poorer outcomes?  Results from a systematic review of the literature.  Arthritis Care and Research 2020. Mar 13. PMID: 32170834 doi: 10.1002/acr.24185. Online ahead of print.

Linaker CH, D’Angelo S, Syddall HE, Harris EC, Cooper C, Walker-Bone K.  Body Mass Index (BMI) and Work Ability in Older Workers: Results from the Health and Employment after Fifty (HEAF) Prospective Cohort Study.  Int J of Environmental Research and Public Health.  2020;17:1647 PMID: 32138365 doi:10.3390/ijerph17051647.

Cherry L, Gates L, McCormick K, Culliford D, Portillo MC, Walker-Bone K.  Self-management approaches to reduce the ill-health burden associated with musculoskeletal foot and ankle problems: A scoping review protocol.  Musculoskeletal Care.  2020 Dec; 18 (4): 541-545. doi:10.1002/msc1479

Parsons CM, Gates LS, Perry T, Nevitt M, Felson D, Sanchez-Santos MT, Jones G, Golightly YM, Allen KD, Callahan LF, White DK, Walker-Bone K, Cooper C.  Predominant lifetime occupation and associations with painful and structural knee osteoarthritis: An international participant-level cohort collaboration.  Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open  2 (2020) 100085

Parker M, Bucknall M, Jagger C, Wilkie R.  Population-based estimates of healthy working life expectancy in England at age 50 years: analysis of data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.  Lancet Public Health 2020 Lancet Public Health 2020; 5: e395–403  PMID: 32619541                

Holmes MM, Stanescu SC, Linaker C, Price C, Maguire N, Fraser S, Walker-Bone K.  Individualised placement support as an employment intervention for individuals with chronic pain: a qualitative exploration of stakeholder views.  BJGP Open 2020 Aug 25; 4(3): bjgopen20X101036 PMID: 32605914 doi: 10.3399/bjgpopen20X101036.

Stevelink SAM, Pernet D, Dregan A, Davis K, Walker-Bone K, Fear NT, Hotopf M.  The mental health of emergency services personnel in the UK Biobank: a comparison with the working population.  European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 2020 Sept 23;11(1):1799477.  PMID 33062207 doi: 10.1080/20008198.2020.1799477

Walker I, Powers C, Fortescue-Webb D, Montague C, Skidmore A, Walker-Bone K, Fraser S.  An alliance with Public Health in pursuit of COVID-19 evidence.  Occupational Medicine 2020 accepted for publication.

Hammond A, Sutton C, Cotterill S, Woodbridge S, Radford K, Forshaw D, Verstappen S, Jones C, Marsden A, Eden M, Prior Y, Culley J, Holland P, Walker-Bone K. Hough Y, O’Neill TW, Ching A, Parke J.  The effect on work presenteeism of job retention vocational rehabilitation compared to a written self-help work advice pack for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the WORKWELL trial).  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 Sept 10;21(1):607. PMID: 32912199 doi:10.1186/s12891-020-03619-1.

Hollick RJ, Stelfox K, Dean LE, Shim J, Walker-Bone K, Macfarlane GJ. Outcomes and treatment responses, including work productivity, among people with axial spondyloarthritis living in urban and rural areas: a mixed-methods study within a national register. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Aug: 79(8):1055-1062. PMID: 32522742.  doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-216988..

Syddall HE, D’Angelo S, Ntani G, Stevens M, Harris EC, Linaker CH, Walker-Bone K.  Work participation and risk factors for health-related job loss among older workers in the Health and Employment after Fifty (HEAF) study: evidence from a 2-year follow-up period.  PLoS One 2020 Sep 17; 15(9); e0239383.  PMID: 32941536.

Walker I, Powers C, Fortescue-Webb D, Montague C, Skidmore A, Walker-Bone K, Fraser S.  An alliance with Public Health in pursuit of COVID-19 evidence.  Occupational Medicine 2020 Dec 30; 70(9):622-24.  PMID 33037813. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqaa164.


Coggon D, Ntani G, Palmer KT, Felli V, Harari F, Quintana LA, Felknor SA et al. Drivers of international variation in prevalence of disabling low back pain: Findings from the CUPID study. European Journal of Pain 2019;23(1):35-45. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1255. (Epub Jun 2018)

Coggon D, Ntani G, Walker-Bone K, Felli VE, Harari F, Barrero LH, Felknor SA, et al Determinants of international variation in the prevalence of disabling wrist and hand pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019;20:436

Ishimoto Y, Cooper C, Ntani G, Yamada H, Hashizume H, Nagata K, Muraki S, Tanaka S, Yoshimura N, Yoshida M, Walker-Bone K. Factory and construction work is associated with an increased risk of severe lumbar spinal stenosis on MRI: a case control analysis within the Wakayama Spine Study. Amer J Ind Med 2019;62:430-438

Ishimoto Y, Cooper C, Ntani G, Yamada H, Hashizume H, Nagata K, Muraki S, Tanaka S, Yoshida M, Yoshimura N, Walker-Bone K. Is radiographic lumbar spondylolisthesis associated with occupational exposures? Findings from a nested case control study within the Wakayama Spine Study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2019; 20: 618. doi:10.1186/s12891-019-2994-1

Jones C, Verstappen SMM, Payne K. A Systematic Review of Productivity in Economic Evaluations of Workplace Interventions: A Need for Reporting Criteria? Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2019;17:591–613

Jones G, Macfarlane GJ, Walker-Bone K, Burton K, Heine PJ, McCabe CS, McNamee P, McConnachie A, Zhang R, Whibley D, Palmer KT, Coggon D. Maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal arm pain – a randomised controlled trial. RMD Open 2019;5:e000810. doi:10.1136/rmdopen-2018-000810

Lunt LE, Bosworth A, Bezzant M, Walker-Bone K, Hyrich KL, Thomson W, McDonagh JE, Verstappen SMM. A UK study: vocational experiences of young adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Pediatric Rheumatology 2019;17:54. doi10.1186/s12969-019-0357-y Online first 6th August 2019

Macfarlane GJ, Shim J, Jones GT, Walker-Bone K, Pathan E, Dean LE. Identifying persons with axial spondyloarthritis at risk of poor work outcome: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register. J Rheumatology 2019;46(2):145-152

Neilson A, Jones G, Macfarlane G, Walker-Bone K, Burton K, Heine P, McCabe C, McConnachie A, Palmer K, Coggon D, McNamee P. Cost-utility of maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal arm pain: an economic evaluation of data from a randomised controlled trial. Family Practice 2019;36(2):179-186 (Epub Jun 2018)

Newington L, Brooks C, Warwick D, Adams J, Walker-Bone K. Return to work after carpal tunnel release surgery: a qualitative interview study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019;20:242

Rizzello E, Ntani G, Coggon D. Correlations between pain in the back and neck/upper limb in the European working conditions survey. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019;20(1):38

Rizzello E, Ntani G, Madan I, Coggon D. Multisite musculoskeletal pain in migrants from the Indian subcontinent to the UK: A cross-sectional survey. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019;20:133

Sewdas R, van der Beek AJ, Boot CRL, D’Angelo S, Syddall H, Palmer KT, Walker-Bone K. Poor health, physical workload and occupational social class as determinants of health-related job loss: results from a prospective cohort study in the UK. BMJ Open 2019;9:e026423. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-02642

Stevens MJ, Walker-Bone K, Culliford DJ, Alcacer-Pitarch B, Blake A, Hopkinson N, The LS, Vital EM, Edwards CJ, Williams AE, Cherry L. Work participation, mobility and foot symptoms in people with systemic lupus erythematosus: findings of a UK national survey. J Foot and Ankle Res 2019;12:26


Holland P, Collins A. ‘Whenever I can I do push myself to go to work’: experiences of presenteeism and organisational flexibility among workers with rheumatoid arthritis. Disability and Rehabilitation 2018;40(4):404-413.

Lallukka T, Mänty M, Cooper C, Fleischmann M, Kouvonen A, Walker-Bone KE, Head JA, Halonen JI. Recurrent back pain during working life and exit from paid employment: a 28-year follow-up of the Whitehall II Study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2018;75:786–791.

Newington L, Francis K, Ntani G, Warwick D, Adams J, Walker-Bone K. Return to work recommendations after carpal tunnel release: A survey of UK hand surgeons and hand therapists. Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume 2018;43(8):875-878 doi:10.1177/1753193418786375

Newington L, Stevens M, Warwick D, Adams J, Walker-Bone K. Sickness absence after carpal tunnel release: a systematic review of the literature. Scand J Work Environ Health 2018;44(6):557-567 doi:10.5271/sjweh.3762

Newington L, Warwick D, Adams J, Walker-Bone K. Variation in preoperative management of carpal tunnel syndrome (letter). RCS Bulletin 2018;100(5):199-200 doi:10.1.1308/rcsbull.2018.199

Shim J, Jones GT, Pathan EMI, Macfarlane GJ. Impact of biological therapy on work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR-AS) and meta-analysis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2018;77:1578-1584.

Shiri R, Coggon D, Falah-Hassani K. Exercise for the prevention of low back pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials. Am J Epidemiol 2018;187(5):1093-1101.

Shiri R, Coggon D, Falah-Hassani K. Exercise for the prevention of low back and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy: A meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials. Eur J Pain 2018;22(1):19-27

Walker-Bone K, D’Angelo S, Stevens M, Linaker C, Dennison E, Syddall H, Cooper C. Job stress and post-retirement health in the Hertfordshire cohort study. Occupational Medicine 2018;68(9):572-579 doi:10.1093/occmed/kqy123


Campos-Fumero A, Delclos GL, Douphrate DI, Felknor SA, Vargas-Prada S, Serra C, Coggon D, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D. Low back pain among office workers in three Spanish speaking-countries: findings from the CUPID study. Injury Prevention 2017;23:158-164

Coggon D, Ntani G. Trajectories of multisite musculoskeletal pain and implications for prevention. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017;74:465–466

Coggon D, Ntani G, Walker-Bone K, et al. Epidemiological differences between localised and non-localised low back pain. Spine 2017;42:740-747

Duffield SJ, Ellis BM, Goodson N, Walker-Bone K, Conaghan PG, Margham T, Loftis T. The contribution of musculoskeletal disorders in multimorbidity: Implications for practice and policy. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 2017;31:129-144

Hammond A, O’Brien R, Woodbridge S, Bradshaw L, Prior Y, Radford K, Culley J, Whitham D, Pulikottil-Jacob R. Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-IA): a feasibility randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017;18:315

Kawaguchi M, Matsudaira K, Sawada T, Koga T, Ishizuka A, Isomura T, Coggon D. Assessment of potential risk factors for new-onset disabling low back pain in Japanese workers: findings from the CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial influences on Disability) study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017;18:334

Palmer KT, D’Angelo S, Harris EC, Linaker C, Aihie Sayer A, Gale C, Evandrou M, van Staa T, Cooper C, Coggon D, Walker-Bone K. Sleep disturbance and the older worker: findings from the Health and Employment After Fifty study. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2017;43:136-145

Palmer KT, D’Angelo S, Harris EC, Linaker C, Gale C, Evandrou M, van Staa T, Cooper C, Aihie Sayer A, Coggon D, Syddall HE, Walker-Bone K. Frailty, pre-frailty and employment outcomes in the Health and Employment after Fifty (HEAF) study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2017;74:476-482

Papi E, Koh WS, McGregor AH. Wearable technology for spine assessment: a systematic review. J Biomech 2017; 64:186-197

Prior Y, Amanna AE, Bodell SJ, Hammond A. A qualitative evaluation of occupational therapy-led work rehabilitation for people with inflammatory arthritis: Participants’ views. Br J Occup Ther 2017;80:39-48

van der Beek AJ, Dennerlein JT, Huysmans MA, Mathiassen SE, Burdorf A, van Mechelen W, van Dieen JH, Frings-Dresen MHW, Holtermann A, Janwantanakul P, van der Molen HF, Rempel D, Straker L, Walker-Bone K, Coenen P. A research framework for the development and implementation of interventions preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Scand J Work Environ Health 2017;43(6):526-539