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Steering group

Current Members

Members will sit on the group for 3-5 years. The current members of the CSG are:

Professor Elaine Hay
Director – Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Professor of Community Rheumatology, Keele University and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Staffordshire Rheumatology Centre, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University.
E-mail: Tel: 01782 733890
COMMENCED – November 2007
ENDS – 31 March 2016

Professor David Walsh
Director, Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre, Professor of Rheumatology, Academic Rheumatology, University of Nottingham Clinical Sciences Building, City Hospital, Nottingham, NG1 1PB.
E-mail: Tel: 0115 8231751 or 0115 8231766
COMMENCED – April 2010
ENDS – December 2015

Dr Karen Walker-Bone
Reader and Honorary Consultant in Occupational Rheumatology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD.
E-mail: Tel: 02380 777624
COMMENCED – October 2010
ENDS – September 2015

Dr Nefyn Williams
Clinical Senior Lecturer in General Practice, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, Centre for Health Sciences Research/North Wales Clinical School, Gwenfro, Wrecsam Technology Park, Wrecsam, LL13 7YP.
E-mail: Tel: 01978 727430
COMMENCED – December 2010
ENDS – November 2015

Dr Gareth Jones
Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, Epidemiology Group, The Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Polwarth Building, The University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD.
E-mail: Tel: +44 (0) 1224 43 7143
COMMENCED – January 2013
Ends – January 2016

Professor Alison McGregor
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics & Director of Educational Strategy & Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Hospital, London W6 8RF.
E-mail: Tel: 0203 313 8831
COMMENCED – September 2013
Ends – September 2016

Mrs Meherzin Das
Clinical Lead, Dorset Community Pain Service, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Fellow, Bournemouth University. Dorset Community Pain Service, Shaftesbury House, Poole Clinic, Longfleet Road, Poole, NH15 2JB.
E-mail: or Meherzin Tel: 01202 448670
COMMENCED – December 2013
Ends – December 2016

Dr Majid Artus
NIHR Clinical Lecturer in General Practice, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG.
E-mail: Tel: 01782 734826
COMMENCED – August 2014
Ends – August 2017

Professor David Beard
Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences & Fellow of Kellogg College, Co-Director, Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU), Nuffield Dept of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.
E-mail: Tel: 01865 227695
COMMENCED – August 2014
Ends – August 2017

Professor Candy McCabe
Professor of Nursing and Pain Sciences and Consultant nurse, University of the West of England, Bristol.
E-mail: Tel: 01225 473427
COMMENCED – January 2015
Ends – January 2018

Professor Roger Knaggs
Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, University of Park, Nottingham. Email: Tel: +44 115 846 6382
COMMENCED – September 2014
Ends – September 2017

Previous members

Professor Gary Macfarlane
Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen.
E-mail: Tel: 01224 552495
COMMENCED – December 2007
ENDED – December 2010

Professor Jim Woodburn
Professor of Rehabilitation Studies, Glasgow Caledonian University.
E-mail: Tel: 0141 3318483
COMMENCED – December 2007
ENDED – December 2011

Professor Anthony Jones
Professor of Neuro-Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Manchester.
E-mail: Tel: 0161 206 4266
COMMENCED – December 2007
ENDED – December 2011

Professor Tamar Pincus
Reader in Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.
E-mail: Tel: 01784 443523
COMMENCED – June 2008
ENDED – December 2013

Professor Nadine Foster
Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care, University of Keele.
E-mail: Tel: 01782 584705
COMMENCED – December 2007
ENDED – December 2013

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