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Treatment subcommittee

Purpose of the treatment subcommittee

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

The treatment subcommittee considers:

  • Clinical and experimental research to assess whether therapeutic and prophylactic interventions work and are safe under ideal or selected conditions by development and testing of interventions to manage musculoskeletal disease risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

The subcommittee

  • Professor Janet Darbyshire, Chair, University College London
  • Professor Cyrus Cooper, joint Vice-chair, University of Southampton
  • Professor Linda Sharples, joint Vice-chair, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Caroline Alexander, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Professor Victoria Allgar, University of York
  • Ms Karyn Boniface, Patient insight partner
  • Professor Maya Buch, University of Leeds   
  • Professor Hill Gaston, University of Cambridge
  • Mr Michael Green, Patient insight partner
  • Professor Elaine Hay, Keele University
  • Dr John Ioannou, University College London Hospitals
  • Dr David Jayne, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Alex Macgregor, University of East Anglia
  • Dr Tim Morris, University College London
  • Mr Alan Reynolds, ex Wyeth
  • Professor Lee Shepstone, University of East Anglia
  • Dr Isolde Victory, 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 Treatment subcommittee:

Pain challenge and Priorities in clinical research 2018

  • Mr Robin Brittain, Patient insight partner
  • Dr Michael Lee, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Karen Walker-Bone, University of Southampton

Priorities in clinical research 2017

  • Professor Sarah Byford, King's College London
  • Professor Andrew Price, University of Oxford
  • Mr Tim Wilcox, Patient insight partner

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