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Disease subcommittee

Purpose of the disease subcommittee

The disease subcommittee provides expert advice and intelligence to the charity, evaluates research activity and makes or supports funding recommendations.

The disease subcommittee considers:

  • Discovery research which provides knowledge and understanding of normal and diseased systems that underpin the cause of musculoskeletal disease and management of disease risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
  • Pre-clinical experimental research which characterises and progresses early development of therapeutic and prophylactic interventions.

The subcommittee

  • Professor Luke O’Neill, chair, Trinity College, Dublin and GSK
  • Professor Simon Jones, vice-chair, Cardiff University
  • Mrs Susan Burn, Patient insight partner
  • Mr David Chandler, Patient insight partner
  • Professor Iain Chessell, AstraZeneca
  • Dr Mohini Gray, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Maureen Grossman, Patient insight partner
  • Professor John Isaacs, Newcastle University
  • Professor Karl Kadler, University of Manchester
  • Professor David Leon, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Kim Midwood, University of Oxford
  • Professor Ali Mobasheri, University of Surrey
  • Professor Kevin Shakesheff, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Neil Snowden, clinical advisor
  • Professor John Todd, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Lucy Wedderburn, University College London
  • Mr Colin Wilkinson, Patient insight partner
  • Professor Jane Worthington, University of Manchester

Keep up to date with the latest research news and information through our News for researchers.

Contact this committee

Dr Caroline Aylott:

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