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Arthritis Research UK/MRC Centre in Reducing Workplace Disability from Musculoskeletal Disorders

Project: Research


The National Centre of Excellence for Musculoskeletal Health and Work is a multidisciplinary collaboration funded by Arthritis Research UK and the Medical Research Council. It was initially set up under the Directorship of Professor David Coggon and since January 2016 the Centre has been under the Directorship of Dr Karen Walker-Bone. The Centre is led from Southampton with partners at Lancaster University (Prof John Goodacre, Dr Paula Holland) and University of Aberdeen, University of Liverpool, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, University of Salford, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Imperial College, London.

The overarching aim of our work is to identify cost-effective ways to minimise the substantial adverse impacts of musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. The Lancaster University project (PhD student Maciek Dobras) is supervised by John Goodacre and Paula Holland and seeks to reduce health-related incapacity for work by improving communication between individuals with musculoskeletal disorders, their GPs and employers.
Effective start/end date1/07/1430/06/19


  • Arthritis Research UK: £78,824.00