OPAL cohort study
BSc (Hons), MSc
I am Trial Manager for the GRRAND-F trial, Getting Recovery Right After Neck Dissection, providing maternity cover for this role since February 2021. The GRRAND-F trial is looking at whether it is feasible to recruit and deliver a physiotherapy intervention to patients following neck dissection surgery for head and neck cancer.
Prior to this I managed the Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle (OPAL) study, a large cohort study which aims to improve the primary care management of low back pain in older people. OPAL is part of the BOOST programme; a package of research projects including a randomised controlled trial designed to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of group physiotherapy for neurogenic claudication.
Before coming to Oxford in August 2014, I worked for the NIHR Clinical Research Network as a Senior Research Officer, facilitating the set-up and delivery of studies in primary care. I have a background in health psychology and a particular interest in behavioural interventions.
Musculoskeletal pain and loneliness, social support and social engagement among older adults: analysis of the Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle Cohort.
NICOLSON P. et al, (2020), Musculoskeletal Care
The prevalence of back and leg pain and the cross-sectional association with adverse health outcomes in community dwelling older adults in England
WILLIAMSON E. et al, (2020), Spine
Cohort profile: Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle (OPAL) study, a prospective cohort study of older adults in England
SANCHEZ M. et al, (2020), BMJ Open