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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 John Norrie, joint Vice-chair, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Caroline Alexander, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Professor Sita Bierma-Zeinstra, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Erasmus MC
  • Ms Karyn Boniface, Patient insight partner
  • Professor Maya Buch, University of Leeds
  • Dr Angela Crook, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, University College London
  • 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
  • Mr Alan Reynolds, ex Wyeth
  • Professor Linda Sharples, University of Leeds
  • Dr Isolde Victory, Patient insight partner
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