Foster, Nadine E.

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<h2>Biography</h2><p>Following a four year degree in Physiotherapy (University of Ulster), Nadine obtained her Doctorate in Philosophy (University of Ulster) in 1998. She moved from a lectureship at Coventry University to Keele University, UK in 2000 and transferred to the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele in 2004. In 2005 she was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Pain Management and in 2010 to Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care. Professor Foster is an expert in musculoskeletal pain research in primary care, particularly in the field of back pain, osteoarthritis and randomised trials. Particular achievements include: (i) original contributions to testing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of interventions and services for patients with musculoskeletal pain; (ii) development, testing and implementing stratified care for low back pain; (iii) leadership in building capacity in allied health research. She is the only physiotherapist in the UK to be awarded a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship (2012-2017). Her research is published in over 90 peer-reviewed papers including general medical journals (eg. Lancet, British Medical Journal), topic-specific (eg. Pain, Rheumatology) and profession-specific journals (eg. Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy). She has contributed to over £18 million in grants from national and international funders (including the NIHR, Medical Research Council, and Arthritis Research UK) and has supervised 10 PhD students. She sits on national research funding committees (NIHR Health Technology Assessment and NIHR/RCN Clinical Academic Training Fellowship Panel) and serves on the editorial board of two international journals.</p>
<div><b>Focused symposium:</b> <a href='/congress/fs/77' >Stratified models of care for low back pain</a> (Convenor)</div>