Foster, Nadine

Foster, Nadine
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United Kingdom
Bio

Nadine Foster is an NIHR Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care at Keele University and the Director of Keele Clinical Trials Unit. She leads the Musculoskeletal Health and Pain research programme within the Research Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences and is an NIHR Senior Investigator. Her research focuses on the commonest musculoskeletal pain conditions, including low back pain and osteoarthritis and she has a particular interest in developing, testing and implementing treatments and services for patients with musculoskeletal pain. She has led or collaborated on 19 randomised trials, with funding support from Versus Arthritis UK, the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). She leads an NIHR Programme Grant on stratified primary care for musculoskeletal pain (STarT MSK) and an NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) funded trial testing stratified care for sciatica (SCOPiC). Nadine is the lead NIHR training advocate for physiotherapy and Past President of the Society of Back Pain Research. She chairs the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funding panel in the West Midlands, andhas previously served on HTA funding committees. She has over 180 peer reviewed publications, supervised 13 PhD students and contributed to over £38 million in research funding.