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Professor John Goodacre

Director, Lancaster Health Hub

John Goodacre

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 592775


Professor John Goodacre is Associate Dean for Engagement and Innovation, Director of Lancaster Health Hub and Professor of Musculoskeletal Science. He is a member of the Bionow strategy review group, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary programme of research and innovation in musculoskeletal health

I lead a programme of NHS / University collaborative research and innovation in Musculoskeletal Health, involving:

  • Work and Health, as part of which I lead Lancaster's partnership in the ARUK/MRC Centre for Musculoskeletal health and Work 
  • Acoustic emission as an assessment tool and biomarker for knee osteoarthritis (MRC-funded)


Additional Information

Engagement and innovation in Health & Medicine  

I provide leadership for  strategy development , planning and delivery of the University’s growing programme of knowledge exchange (KE) in health and medicine, and am responsible for delivery of the Faculty’s HEIF budget to support this.

I provide academic leadership for the development of the new Health Innovation Campus.

I have established a Faculty platform for research, innovation, CPD and professional development  to facilitate and support strategic collaborations and partnerships with public and private sector organisations, including the NHS.

I have established the Lancaster Health Hub as a formal partnership between the University and local NHS organisations, and I lead a team of 6 staff to deliver the work of the Hub.


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