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Health subcommittee

Purpose of the health subcommittee

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

The health subcommittee considers: 

  • Applied research to assess whether methods of practical implementation of therapeutic and prophylactic interventions, to manage musculoskeletal disease risk, prevention, diagnosis and treatment work, in terms that matter to the patient. 
  • Health Service research which assesses the provision and delivery of health and social care services and evaluating factors affecting the quality of care.

The subcommittee

  • Professor Ray Fitzpatrick, Chair, University of Oxford
  • Professor Sue Mawson, Vice-chair, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Gary Macfarlane, Vice-chair, University of Aberdeen
  • Dr Joy Adamson, Newcastle University
  • Professor Ashley Blom, University of Bristol
  • Professor John Brazier, University of Sheffield
  • Mrs Wendy Broderick, Patient insight partner
  • Professor Chris Eccleston, University of Bath
  • Professor Paul Emery, University of Leeds
  • Professor John Goodacre, Lancaster University
  • Professor Andy Judge, University of Oxford
  • Mr Philip Knowles, Patient insight partner
  • Professor Ruth Macdonald, University of Manchester
  • Mr Alistair Mew, NHS Sheffield CCG
  • Dr Joanne Protheroe, Keele University
  • Professor Catherine Sackley, King’s College London
  • Dr Janet Suckley, Patient insight partner

Guest subcommittee members

When needed, experts in specific areas are invited to join our subcommittees as guests. Below are the expert guests from the previous two meetings of the Health subcommittee:

Pain challenge 2018

• Professor Fiona Cramp, University of the West of England
• Ms Debra Dulake, Patient insight partner
• Dr Jane Taylor, Patient insight partner
• Miss Annabel Tindale, Patient insight partner
• Professor Martin Underwood, University of Warwick

Transforming musculoskeletal health 2017

• Dr Charlotte Cockle, Patient insight partner
• Mrs Abigail Mendy, Patient insight partner

Contact this subcommittee

Ms Tracy Elliott:

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