Steering Group

Dr Julie Ashworth, Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine

Julie Ashworth.jpgDr Ashworth studied medicine at the Universities of St Andrews (BSc Med Sci. 1987) and Manchester (MB ChB 1990). After qualifying, she completed specialist training in Anaesthesia, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and was appointed as a Consultant at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in 1998. Dr Ashworth later specialised in Pain Medicine. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and has worked full-time in Pain Medicine since 2009.

Julie joined Keele in 2008 as a part time researcher, then Honorary Senior Lecturer and was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2017. She continues to work clinically as a Consultant in Pain Medicine and is Clinical Lead for the IMPACT Community Pain Service, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust, in North Staffordshire.

Julie’s research is inspired by her clinical work and focuses on improving care for patients with chronic pain and reducing harm from analgesics. She currently co-leads a major research programme to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing for chronic pain.

 

Papers

Appleyard T, Ashworth J, Bedson J, Yu D, Peat G. 2019. Trends in gabapentinoid prescribing in patients with osteoarthritis: a United Kingdom national cohort study in primary care. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, vol. 27(10), 1437-1444. 

Vowles KE, Sowden G, Ashworth J. 2014. A comprehensive examination of the model underlying acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain. Behav Ther, vol. 45(3), 390-401. 

Vowles KE, Witkiewitz K, Sowden G, Ashworth J. 2014. Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain: evidence of mediation and clinically significant change following an abbreviated interdisciplinary program of rehabilitation. J Pain, vol. 15(1), 101-113.

Vowles KE, McCracken LM, Sowden G, Ashworth J. 2014. Psychological flexibility in coping with chronic pain: further examination of the brief pain coping inventory-2. Clin J Pain, vol. 30(4), 324-330. 

Ashworth J, Green DJ, Dunn KM, Jordan KP. 2013. Opioid use among low back pain patients in primary care: Is opioid prescription associated with disability at 6-month follow-up?. Pain, vol. 154(7), 1038-1044.

Ashworth J, Konstantinou K, Dunn KM. 2011. Prognostic factors in non-surgically treated sciatica: a systematic review. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 12, 208.

Vowles KE and Ashworth J. 2011. Is opioid withdrawal necessary within comprehensive pain rehabilitation programs?. Pain, vol. 152(9), 1948-1950.

Ashworth J and Smith I. 1998. Comparison of desflurane with isoflurane or propofol in spontaneously breathing ambulatory patients. Anesth Analg, vol. 87(2), 312-318.

Smith I and Ashworth J. 1997. Evaluation of desflurane anesthesia in spontaneously-breathing outpatients. ANESTHESIOLOGY, vol. 87(3), A6.

Helen Duffy, Head of NHS Partnerships & Engagement

Helen Duffy.jpgAs Head of NHS Partnerships Helen works closely with Keele’s local, regional and national partners to drive forward high-quality evidence-based practice. A Keele graduate in 1990 Helen quickly joined the NHS in North Staffordshire, always enjoying a strong partnership with Keele to develop innovative clinical academic posts. As an NHS manager for over 15 years within primary and secondary care settings, Helen enjoyed a close working relationship with the Rheumatology team at the Haywood Hospital, and was Hospital Manager for Stoke Community Hospitals for 5 years.

Helen’s role is to support the Keele/NHS partnership in developing strategies to ensure engagement of NHS partners (patients, clinicians and managers) in all stages of our research from design, to implementation in everyday practice. As Deputy Director of Keele’s Impact Accelerator Unit, Helen is passionate about ensuring that the results of research can be implemented to support the most effective commissioning and provision of clinical services. Returning to Keele in 2011, Helen has enjoyed seeing Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire lead the way in implementing high-quality research in practice. Within JIGSAW-E Helen role is to secure strategic engagement of all NHS partners including regional/national bodies, to see funding opportunities for the project and to support contracting/financial negotiations across all partnering bodies.

Professor Andrew Hassell, Head of School & Consultant Rheumatologist

Andy Hassell.jpgProf Hassell is a consultant rheumatologist at the Haywood Hospital. He completed his medical training in the North West and West Midlands Deaneries, having qualified from Manchester University. He completed a MD at Birmingham.

Prof Hassells initial interest in education was in postgraduate education –the higher medical training of rheumatologists, postgraduate education of nurses and allied health professionals in rheumatology, in aspects of core medical training in medicine and in the education of medical teachers. For 5 years he was an Associate Dean (Education) in the West Midlands Deanery. He completed the Dundee Masters in Medical Education in 2005.

With the advent of a new medical school at Keele, he became involved in undergraduate medical education, initially as a module lead in the Manchester MBChB and then became Director of Undergraduate Programmes in 2007.

In March 2015 Prof Hassell started as Head of the School of Medicine.

 

Papers

Patient instructors in rheumatology. A Hassell. Medical Teacher. 2012. 34(7):539-42.

Remission in early rheumatoid arthritis: predicting treatment response. Ma MH. Ibrahim F. Walker D. Hassell A. Choy EH. Kiely PD. Williams R. Walsh DA. Young A. Scott DL. Journal of Rheumatology. 2012. 39(3):470-5.

Self-assessment by trainees using self-TAB as part of the team assessment of behaviour multisource feedback tool. Wall D. Singh D. Whitehouse A. Hassell A. Howes J. Medical Teacher. 2012. 34(2):165-7.

The preoperative assessment clinic: the Keele experience. Walsh A. Hassell A. Chilton L. The clinical teacher. 2012. 9(1):67. [Letter]

Effect of rating scales on scores given to junior doctors in multi-source feedback. Hassell A. Bullock A. Whitehouse A. Wood L. Jones P. Wall D. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2012 88(1035):10-4.

Introducing medical students to reflective practice. [Review] Chambers S. Brosnan C. Hassell A. Education for Primary Care. 2011. 22(2):100-5

Disease activity, smoking, and reproductive-related predictors of poor prognosis in patients with very early inflammatory polyarthritis. Verstappen SM. McCoy MJ. Roberts C. Dale NE. Hassell AB. Symmons DP. Steroids In Very Early Arthritis Investigators. Journal of Rheumatology. 2011. 38(3):429-33.

Effect of psychological distress on continuation of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Mattey DL. Dawes PT. Hassell AB. Brownfield A. Packham JC. Journal of Rheumatology. 2010. 37(10):2021-4

Characterizing the clinical practice and professional behaviour of rheumatology nurse specialists: a pilot study. Ryan S. Hassell A. Carpenter E. Musculoskeletal Care. 2010 8(3):136-42.

Attitudes and perceptions of rheumatologists regarding consultation skills training for specialist trainees: a qualitative study. Sandhu R, Cooper V, B Ong , Hassell AB. Clinical Medicine. 2010. 10(1):8-12.

Professor Elaine Hay, Director, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

Elaine Hay.jpgProf Hay came to North Staffordshire in 1994 as Consultant Rheumatologist at the Haywood Hospital and Senior Lecturer, Keele University. Her undergraduate and early postgraduate training was at the University of Sheffield, following which Elaine moved to Manchester as Senior Registrar in Rheumatology. Prof Hay was awarded an Arthritis Research Campaign Clinical Research Fellowship and completed my MD at the ARC Epidemiology Unit with Professor Symmons and Professor Silman in 1992. Elaine was promoted to Professor of Community Rheumatology in 2004 and took over from Peter Croft as Director of the Centre in 2010.

 

Papers

Roddy E, Clarkson K, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Mehta R, Oppong R, Avery A, Hay EM, Heneghan C, Hartshorne L, Hooper J, Hughes G, Jowett S, Lewis M, Little P, McCartney K, Mahtani KR, Nunan D, Santer M, Williams S, Mallen CD. 2019. Open-label randomised pragmatic trial (CONTACT) comparing naproxen and low-dose colchicine for the treatment of gout flares in primary care. Ann Rheum Dis. 

Price AJ, Ogollah R, Kang S, Hay E, Barker KL, Benedetto E, Smith S, Smith J, Galloway JB, Ellis B, Rees J, Glyn-Jones S, Beard D, Fitzpatrick R, Hill JC. 2019. Determining responsiveness and meaningful changes for the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) for use across musculoskeletal care pathways. BMJ Open, vol. 9(10), e025357. 

Konstantinou K, Dunn KM, van der Windt D, Ogollah R, Jasani V, Foster NE, SCOPiC study team. 2019. Subgrouping patients with sciatica in primary care for matched care pathways: development of a subgrouping algorithm. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 20(1), 313. 

Protheroe J, Saunders B, Bartlam B, Dunn KM, Cooper V, Campbell P, Hill JC, Tooth S, Mallen CD, Hay EM, Foster NE. 2019. Matching treatment options for risk sub-groups in musculoskeletal pain: a consensus groups study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 20(1), 271. 

Hider SL, Konstantinou K, Hay EM, Glossop J, Mattey DL. 2019. Inflammatory biomarkers do not distinguish between patients with sciatica and referred leg pain within a primary care population: results from a nested study within the ATLAS cohort. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 20(1), 202. 

Oldroyd A, Sergeant JC, New P, McHugh NJ, Betteridge Z, Lamb JA, Ollier WE, Cooper RG, Chinoy H, UKMyoNet. 2019. The temporal relationship between cancer and adult onset anti-transcriptional intermediary factor 1 antibody-positive dermatomyositis. Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 58(4), 650-655. 

Chesterton LS, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Burton C, Dziedzic KS, Davenport G, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong R, Rathod-Mistry T, van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2018. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome (INSTINCTS trial): an open-label, parallel group, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, vol. 392(10156), 1423-1433. 

Healey EL, Afolabi E, Lewis A, Edwards J, Jordan K, Finney A, Jinks C, Hay E, Dziedzic K. 2018. Uptake of the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines in primary care: a survey of older adults with joint pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 

Healey EL, Afolabi EK, Lewis M, Edwards JJ, Jordan KP, Finney A, Jinks C, Hay EM, Dziedzic KS. 2018. Uptake of the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines in primary care: a survey of older adults with joint pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 19(1), 295. 

Williams NH, Jenkins A, Goulden N, Hoare Z, Hughes DA, Wood E, Foster NE, Walsh D, Carnes D, Sparkes V, Hay EM, Isaacs J, Konstantinou K, Morrissey D, Karppinen J, Genevay S, Wilkinson C. 2018. Lessons learnt from a discontinued randomised controlled trial: adalimumab injection compared with placebo for patients receiving physiotherapy treatment for sciatica (Subcutaneous Injection of Adalimumab Trial compared with Control: SCIATiC). Trials, vol. 19(1), 408.

Dr Sam Hider, Reader in Rheumatology & Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

Sam Hider.jpgDr Hider graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1996 and subsequently undertook training in Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent. Sam undertook my postgraduate higher specialist training in Rheumatology in Manchester with an MSc Clinical Rheumatology (awarded with distinction, 2003) and a Ph.D. (2007) examining clinical and genetic predictors of response to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis. She came to Keele in 2007 as an NIHR Walport Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology and was appointed as a consultant rheumatologist and clinical lecturer in 2009 (promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012, and Reader in 2017) as is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Hider is the Director of Postgraduate Research for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Applied Sciences) and medical Lead for the INSPIRE research programme (having led three grant awards funded by Academy of Medical Sciences and Wellcome Trust).

Sam’s research interests focus is on the optimal diagnosis, management and complications associated with common inflammatory rheumatological conditions, specifically rheumatoid arthritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. She has a particular interest in the development and management of multimorbidity in people with inflammatory conditions and the overlap between physical and mental health morbidities.

Dr Hider has lead cohort studies and intervention studies in inflammatory arthritis and am a co-applicant on a HTA five year programme investigating gait rehabilitation approaches in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Her research has been funded by Arthritis Research UK, the NIHR CLARHC West Midlands and School for Primary Care Research and the Haywood Foundation.

Sam supervises PhD students, intercalated medical student MPhils, Academic Foundation trainees, and undergraduate student projects. She have published over 100 original peer-reviewed research publications and contributed to over £2million in grant income and is a current member of the Royal College of Physicians Research and Academic Medicine Committee.

 

Papers

Muller S, Whittle R, Hider SL, Belcher J, Helliwell T, Morton C, Hughes E, Lawton SA, Mallen CD. 2019. Longitudinal clusters of pain and stiffness in polymyalgia rheumatica: 2-year results from the PMR Cohort Study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 

Chen WMY, Subesinghe S, Muller S, Hider SL, Mallen CD, Scott IC. 2019. The association between gravidity, parity and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 

Chean CS, Prior JA, Helliwell T, Belcher J, Mackie SL, Hider SL, Liddle J, Mallen CD. 2019. Characteristics of patients with giant cell arteritis who experience visual symptoms. Rheumatol Int, vol. 39(10), 1789-1796. 

Sultan AA, Mallen C, Muller S, Hider S, Scott I, Helliwell T, Hall LJ. 2019. Antibiotic use and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis: a population-based case-control study. BMC Med, vol. 17(1), 154. 

Warburton L, Hider SL, Mallen CD, Scott IC. 2019. Suspected very early inflammatory rheumatic diseases in primary care. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 101419. 

Hider S, Seale B, Vivekanatham A, Woods W, Chari D. 2019. INSPIRing medical undergraduates to do research: the career impacts of a summer studentship programme. The British Student Doctor Journal, vol. 3(2), 2. 

Prior JA, Muller S, Helliwell T, Hider SL, Barraclough K, Dasgupta B, Mallen CD. 2019. The association of pain and stiffness with fatigue in incident polymyalgia rheumatica: baseline results from the polymyalgia rheumatica cohort study. PRIMARY HEALTH CARE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, vol. 20, Article UNSP e46. 

Hider SL, Muller S, Helliwell T, Prior JA, Scott I, Lawton SA, Zwierska I, van Schaardenburg D, van der Helm-van Mil A, Raza K, Mallen CD. 2019. Symptoms associated with inflammatory arthritis are common in the primary care population: results from the joint symptoms survey. Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 58(11), 2009-2014. 

Hider SL, Konstantinou K, Hay EM, Glossop J, Mattey DL. 2019. Inflammatory biomarkers do not distinguish between patients with sciatica and referred leg pain within a primary care population: results from a nested study within the ATLAS cohort. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 20(1), 202. 

Morton C, Muller S, Bucknall M, Gilbert K, Mallen CD, Hider SL. 2019. Examining management and research priorities in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica: a primary care questionnaire survey. Clin Rheumatol, vol. 38(6), 1767-1772. 

Dr Kika Konstantinou, Consultant Spinal Physiotherapist / Senior Clinical Lecturer

Kika Konstantinou.jpgFollowing an undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy, Dr Konstantinou obtained an MSc in manual therapy in 1998 and a PhD in 2002. She joined Keele in 2005 to hold a joint clinical and research post. Dr Konstantinou is a Consultant Spinal Physiotherapist, the lead of the Spinal Service at the Haywood Hospital (Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) and an NIHR Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Primary Care Centre Versus Arthritis, School of Primary, Community and Social Care.

 

Research and Scholarship

Dr Konstantinou’s interests are in trials and epidemiology, predominantly in the field of spinal musculoskeletal pain including sciatica, and in other musculoskeletal problems, and in care pathways for patients with spinal musculoskeletal pain. In 2010 she was awarded a three year NIHR CNO Clinical Lectureship, and in 2013 a five year NIHR/HEFCE Senior Clinical Lectureship, for epidemiological research into sciatica.

 

Teaching

Dr Konstantinou regularly teaches medical students in clinics, and supervises PhD and MSc students.

Current Member:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP)

The Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR)

Member of the Scientific Committee of ‘Physiotherapy Issues’, Academic Journal of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy.

Previously member of:

NHS England Pathfinder project for Low Back Pain and Sciatica (2013-14, update 2016-2017)

Arthritis Research UK (AR UK) Fellowships Implementation Committee member (2012-2016).

 

Selected publications

Konstantinou K, Dunn KM, van der Windt D, Ogollah R, Jasani V, Foster NE, SCOPiC study team. 2019. Subgrouping patients with sciatica in primary care for matched care pathways: development of a subgrouping algorithm. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 20(1), 313. 

Konstantinou K, Dunn KM, Ogollah R, Lewis M, van der Windt D, Hay EM, ATLAS Study Team. 2018. Prognosis of sciatica and back-related leg pain in primary care: the ATLAS cohort. Spine J, vol. 18(6), 1030-1040. 

Stynes S, Konstantinou K, Ogollah R, Hay EM, Dunn KM. 2018. Clinical diagnostic model for sciatica developed in primary care patients with low back-related leg pain. PLoS One, vol. 13(4), e0191852. 

Ogollah RO, Konstantinou K, Stynes S, Dunn KM. 2018. Determining One-Year Trajectories of Low-Back-Related Leg Pain in Primary Care Patients: Growth Mixture Modeling of a Prospective Cohort Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), vol. 70(12), 1840-1848. 

Genevay S, Courvoisier DS, Konstantinou K, Kovacs FM, Marty M, Rainville J, Norberg M, Kaux J-F, Cha TD, Katz JN, Atlas SJ. 2018. Clinical classification criteria for neurogenic claudication caused by lumbar spinal stenosis. The N-CLASS criteria. Spine J, vol. 18(6), 941-947. 

Genevay S, Courvoisier DS, Konstantinou K, Kovacs FM, Marty M, Rainville J, Norberg M, Kaux J-F, Cha TD, Katz JN, Atlas SJ. 2017. Clinical classification criteria for radicular pain caused by lumbar disc herniation: the radicular pain caused by disc herniation (RAPIDH) criteria. Spine J, vol. 17(10), 1464-1471. 

Foster NE, Mullis R, Hill JC, Lewis M, Whitehurst DGT, Doyle C, Konstantinou K, Main C, Somerville S, Sowden G, Wathall S, Young J, Hay EM, IMPaCT Back Study team. 2014. Effect of stratified care for low back pain in family practice (IMPaCT Back): a prospective population-based sequential comparison. Ann Fam Med, vol. 12(2), 102-111. 

Konstantinou K, Hider SL, Jordan JL, Lewis M, Dunn KM, Hay EM. 2013. The impact of low back-related leg pain on outcomes as compared with low back pain alone: a systematic review of the literature. Clin J Pain, vol. 29(7), 644-654. 

Hill JC, Whitehurst DGT, Lewis M, Bryan S, Dunn KM, Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Main CJ, Mason E, Somerville S, Sowden G, Vohora K, Hay EM. 2011. Comparison of stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice (STarT Back): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, vol. 378(9802), 1560-1571. 

Konstantinou K and Dunn KM. 2008. Sciatica: review of epidemiological studies and prevalence estimates. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), vol. 33(22), 2464-2472. 

Dr Jon Packham, Consultant Rheumatologist, MPFT

Jon Packham.jpgDr Jon Packham is a consultant rheumatologist with a clinical specialist interests in axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. He is an honorary clinical associate professor at the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, supported by an Accelerated Research Scholarship from West Midlands Clinical Research Network. He is an active member of the Keele Haywood Rheumatology Academic Group.

Dr Packham is a founder member and Trustee of BRIT-PACT, a national consortium of patients and clinical academic researchers into psoriatic arthritis. He has been a member of a number of NICE technology appraisal groups, NICE clinical guideline groups on ‘spondyloarthritis’ and ‘depression in chronic disease’ and a NICE quality standards group for ‘spondyloarthritis’.

At the British Society for Rheumatology he a Trustee, chair of the biologics registries committee and member of the national audit group.

He is a member on the national James Lind Alliance research priority setting partnership for psoriatic arthritis and has recently worked with the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS) presenting to an all-party parliamentary group on spondyloarthritis at the Houses of Parliament.

Jon has 25 years of experience being a chief and principle investigator for numerous pharmaceutical and academic research studies. Current research interests include: psychological outcomes in inflammatory arthritis, quality of life and fatigue in axial spondyloarthritis, long term outcomes in juvenile arthritis and the screening/diagnosis/treatment of axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis. He is a co-applicant on a £2 million NIHR programme grant, improving diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis in the community. He supervises a PhD fellow at University of Warwick and a Masters in Public Health fellows at University of Nottingham.

Dr Zoe Paskins, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology

Zoe Paskins.jpgZoe joined Keele in 2009 as a Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology. Prior to this, she undertook full time clinical training in rheumatology in the West Midlands. Following her medical degree (MBChB, University of Leicester) she completed a Masters in Medical Education (University of Warwick) and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (London). She completed my PhD at Keele in 2014.

Zoe is currently a Senior Lecturer and an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the Haywood Rheumatology Centre in Stoke-on-Trent and Clinical Lead for the osteoporosis service for North Staffordshire. She leads the osteoporosis research group. She is training and curriculum lead for the West Midlands Rheumatology Services and training committee, chairs the Midlands Bone Interest Group, is a member of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group, member of the Royal Osteoporosis Society Bone Research Academy Effectiveness working group and a committee member for Versus Arthritis.

 

Papers

Paskins Z, Hughes G, Myers H, Hughes E, Hennings S, Cherrington A, Evans A, Holden M, Stevenson K, Menon A, Bromley K, Roberts P, Hall A, Peat G, Jinks C, Oppong R, Lewis M, Foster NE, Mallen C, Roddy E. 2018. A randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound-guided intra-articular corticosteroid and local anaesthetic injections: the hip injection trial (HIT) protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 19(1), 218.

Paskins Z, Sanders T, Croft PR, Green J, McKinley R, Hassell AB. 2018. Non-disclosure of symptoms in primary care: an observational study. Fam Pract, vol. 35(6), 706-711.

Paskins Z, Whittle R, Abdul Sultan A, Muller S, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Helliwell T, Packham J, Hider S, Roddy E, Mallen C. 2018. Risk of fragility fracture among patients with late-onset psoriasis: a UK population-based study. Osteoporos Int, vol. 29(7), 1659-1664.

Oppong R, Jowett S, Lewis M, Clarkson K, Paskins Z, Croft P, Edwards JJ, Healey E, Jordan KP, Morden A, Ong BN, Porcheret M, Finney A, Hay E, Dziedzic K. 2018. Cost-effectiveness of a model consultation to support self-management in patients with osteoarthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford), vol. 57(6), 1056-1063.

Paskins Z, Whittle R, Sultan AA, Muller S, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Helliwell T, Hider S, Roddy E, Mallen C. 2018. Risk of fracture among patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis: a population-based study. BMC Med, vol. 16(1), 4.

Paskins Z, Sanders T, Croft PR, Hassell AB. 2017. Exploring the Added Value of Video-Stimulated Recall in Researching the Primary Care Doctor-Patient Consultation: A Process Evaluation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, vol. 16(1), Article UNSP 1609406917719623.

Paskins Z, Jinks C, Mahmood W, Jayakumar P, Sangan CB, Belcher J, Gwilym S. 2017. Public priorities for osteoporosis and fracture research: results from a general population survey. Arch Osteoporos, vol. 12(1), 45.

Paskins Z and Warburton L. 2016. Bisphosphonates beyond five years. BMJ, vol. 352, i264.

Paskins Z, Sanders T, Croft PR, Hassell AB. 2015. The Identity Crisis of Osteoarthritis in General Practice: A Qualitative Study Using Video-Stimulated Recall. Ann Fam Med, vol. 13(6), 537-544.

Paskins Z, Sanders T, Croft P, Hassell A. 2014. Evaluating the Use of Video-Stimulated Recall to Research the Osteoarthritis Consultation in Primary Care: Reaching Parts Other Methods don't Reach. ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY, vol. 66, S1019.

Dr Edward Roddy, Reader in Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

Ed Roddy.jpgEd graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1997 and subsequently undertook training in general medicine in Nottingham and Western Australia and rheumatology in the East Midlands. Ed undertook his doctoral thesis at the University of Nottingham, researching the epidemiology and treatment of gout in primary care.

He came to Keele in 2007 as a Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and Reader in 2017. Ed is co-lead for Keele’s inflammatory conditions research programme, director of the Keele-Haywood Academic Rheumatology Group and provide medical leadership for Keele's Clinical Trials Unit.

Ed leads cohort studies and clinical trials in gout and common foot/ankle problems such as osteoarthritis and plantar heel pain. He is also Chief Investigator for recently completed trials of corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome and hip osteoarthritis. His research has been funded by Arthritis Research UK, and the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme and School for Primary Care Research.

Ed supervises PhD students, intercalated medical student MPhils, Academic Foundation trainees, and undergraduate student projects. He have published over 100 original peer-reviewed research publications and contributed to over £12million in grant income. Current active research collaborators include researchers in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA, as well as across the UK.

Dr Roddy leads Keele’s annual 4-day short course: ‘Practical Introduction to Running Randomised Clinical Trials’ and am currently senior author of the Crystal Arthropathies module of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) online course. Ed has given over 40 invited lectures at regional, national and international meetings and co-authored over 30 book chapters, review articles and editorials. Ed is currently lead author for the Crystal Arthropathies module of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) online course, and  led the 2017 British Society for Rheumatology Gout Management Guideline.

Current committee membership includes:

  • Deputy chair, British Society for Rheumatology Standards Audit and Guidelines Working Group
  • Member, NIHR HTA Prioritisation Committee B Hospital-based Care
  • Member, Versus Arthritis Progress Review Committee
  • Founder and lead convenor, British Society for Rheumatology Crystal Arthritis Special Interest Group
  • Co-convenor, British Society for Rheumatology Foot and Ankle Special Interest Group
  • Section Editor, Epidemiology and Public Health section, BMC Rheumatology
  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Foot and Ankle

 

Key Publications:

Roddy E, Clarkson K, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Mehta R, Oppong, Avery A, Hay E, Heneghan C, Hartshorne L, Hooper J, Hughes G, Jowett S, Lewis M, Little P, McCartney K, Mahtani K, Nunan D, Santer M, Williams S, Mallen C. An open-label randomised pragmatic trial (CONTACT) comparing naproxen and low-dose colchicine for the treatment of gout flares in primary care. Ann Rheum Dis 2019 doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-216154.

Bucknall M, Mallen C, Muller S, Hayward R, West S, Choi H, Roddy E. Gout as a consequence of obstructive sleep apnea: a matched cohort study. Arthritis Rheum 2019;71(1):154-160.

Babatunde O, Legha A, Littlewood C, Chesterton L, Thomas M, Menz HB, van der Windt D, Roddy E. Comparative Effectiveness of Treatment Options for Plantar Heel Pain: A Systematic Review with Network Meta-Analysis. Br J Sports Med 2019;53(3):182-194.

Chesterton L, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Burton C, Dziedzic K, Davenport G, Jowett S, Myers M, Oppong R, Rathod-Mistry T, van der Windt DA, Hay E, Roddy E. The clinical and cost effectiveness of corticosteroid injection compared with night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome: An open label; parallel group randomised clinical trial (The INSTINCTS trial). Lancet 2018;392(10156):1423-1433.

Bevis M, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Mallen C, Hider S, Roddy E. Comorbidity clusters in people with gout: an observational cohort study with linked medical record review. Rheumatology 2018;57(8):1358-1363.

Roughley M, Abdul Sultan A, Clarson L, Muller S, Whittle R, Belcher J, Mallen CD, Roddy E. Risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with gout and the impact of urate lowering therapy: a population-based cohort study. Arthritis Res Ther 2018 ;20(1):243

Abdul Sultan A, Mallen C, Hayward RA, Muller S, Whittle R, Hotston M, Roddy E. Gout and subsequent erectile dysfunction reporting in men with incident gout: A population-based cohort study from England. Arthritis Res Ther 2017;19(1):123.

Menz HB, Roddy E, Marshall M, Thomas MJ, Rathod T, Peat GM, Croft PR. Epidemiology of shoe wearing patterns over time in older women: associations with foot pain and hallux valgus. J Gerontology A Biol Sci Med Sci  2016;71(12):1682-1687.

Clarson LE, Hider SL, Belcher J, Heneghan C, Roddy E, Mallen CD. Increased risk of vascular disease associated with gout: a retrospective, matched cohort study in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Ann Rheum Dis 2015;74(4):642-7.

Roddy E, Thomas M, Marshall M, Rathod T, Myers H, Menz HB, Thomas E, Peat G. The population prevalence of symptomatic radiographic foot osteoarthritis in community-dwelling older adults: cross-sectional findings from the Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot. Ann Rheum Dis 2015;74(1):156-63.

Professor Sarah Ryan, Professor in Rheumatology Nursing

Sarah Ryan.jpgSarah Ryan is a Professor of Rheumatology Nursing at the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This innovative post is partly funded by the Haywood Foundation, a local arthritis charity. Sarah’s PhD (2000) explored coping strategies in people with RA. Sarah is course director for the MSc in Rheumatology Practice at Keele University. Sarah became a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in 2003. Sarah’s research interests are focused on patient and professional education. Sarah is editor of Musculoskeletal Care.

 

Key Publications

Robinson S, Walker D, Hassell AB, Ryan SJ (2018) An exploration of the experiences of rheumatology nurses counselling patients on Methotrexate therapy. Musculoskeletal Care 16 (4): 463-470

Greenen R, Overman CL, Christensen R, Asenlof P, Capele S, Huisinga K, Husebo MEP, Koke A, Paskins Z, Pitsillidou I, Savel C, Austin J, Hassett A, Severijuns G, Stoffer M, Vlaeyer J, Fernandez C, Ryan SJ, Bergman S (2018) EULAR recommendations for the health professionals approach to pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212662

Packham J, Arkell P, Sheeran T, Brownfield A, Cadwgan A, Ryan S (2017) Patient experiences, attitudes and expectations towards receiving information about anti-TNF medication: A quantitative study. Clinical Rheumatology 36 (11): 2595-2600

Robinson S, Walker D, Hassell A, Ryan S et al (2017): A national survey of nurse training: confidence and competence in educating patients commencing Methotrexate therapy. Musculoskeletal Care 15 (3): 281-292

Ryan S, McCabe C, Adams J (2016) The current knowledge and confidence of rheumatology nurses in providing advice on pain management. Musculoskeletal Care 14(1): 62-66

Healey E, Main C, Ryan S et al (2016) A nurse led clinic for patients consulting with OA in general practice: developments and impact of training in a cluster RCT. BMC Family Practice 17: 173

Finney A, Healey E, Jordan JL, Ryan S, Dziedzic K (2016) Multi-disciplinary approaches to managing OA in multiple joint sites. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 17:266

Van Eijk-Hustings Y, Ndosi M, Buss B, Ryan S et al (2014) Dissemination and evaluation of the EULAR recommendations for the role of the nurse in the management of chronic inflammatory arthritis: results of a multinational survey among nurses, rheumatologists and patients. Rheumatology 53 (8):1491-1496

Dziediz KS, Healey EL, Procheret M, Ryan S et al (2014) Implementing the NICE OA guidelines. A mixed method study and cluster randomisation of a model OA consultation in primary care: the MOSAICs study protocol. Implementation Science. 9:95 doi: 10.1186/s13012-014-0095-y

Ndosi M, Lewis M, Hale C, Quinn H, Ryan S, Emery P, Bird H, Hill J (2014) The outcome and cost effectiveness of nurse led care in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of Rheumatic Disease 73(11)1975-1982

Dr Ian Scott, Clinical Research Fellow

Ian Scott.jpgIan graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2004, and subsequently undertook an MSc, and PhD (in genetic epidemiology) in King’s College London, whilst completing his training in general medicine and rheumatology. He was appointed as a Consultant Rheumatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, at the Haywood Hospital, and Keele University in 2016.

Ian’s research focus is around improving the health of people living with inflammatory arthritis, with a particular emphasis on improving pain. He has expertise in systematic reviews, epidemiology, statistics, and observational studies. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, and has been awarded £310,361 in competitive, peer-reviewed funding for personal research fellowships.

 

Papers

Chen WMY, Subesinghe S, Muller S, Hider SL, Mallen CD, Scott IC. The association between gravidity, parity and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Semin Arthritis Rheum, in press.

Traylor M, Knevel R, Cui J, Taylor J, Harm-Jan W, Conaghan PG, Cope AP, Curtis C, Emery P, Newhouse S, Patel H, Steer S, Gregersen P, Shadick NA, Weinblatt ME, Van Der Helm-van Mil A, Barrett JH, Morgan AW, Lewis CM, Scott IC. Genetic associations with radiological damage in rheumatoid arthritis: Meta-analysis of seven genome-wide association studies of 2,775 cases. PLoS One. 2019 Oct 9;14(10):e0223246.

Scott IC, Ibrahim F, Panayi G, Cope AP, Garrood T, Vincent A, Scott DL, Kirkham B; TITRATE Programme Investigators. The frequency of remission and low disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and their ability to identify people with low disability and normal quality of life. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2019 49:20-26

Scott IC, Mangat N, MacGregor A, Raza K, Mallen CD, Hider SL. Primary Care Challenges In Diagnosing And Referring Patients With Suspected Rheumatoid Arthritis: A National Cross-Sectional GP Survey. Rheumatology Advances in Practice 2018; rky012.

Euesden J, Matcham F, Hotopf M, Steer S, Cope AP, Lewis CM, Scott IC. The Relationship Between Mental Health, Disease Severity and Genetic Risk For Depression In Early Rheumatoid Arthritis. Psychosomatic Medicine 2017; 79: 638-645

Traylor M, Markus H, Curtis C, Breen G, Lee SH, Xu X, Newhouse S, Patel H, Dobson R, Steer S, Cope AP, Lewis CML, Scott IC. Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis in a UK African Ancestry Population: The GENRA Case-Control Study. Rheumatology. 2017; 56: 1282-1292.

Scott IC, Ibrahim F, Lewis CM, Scott DL, Strand V. The Impact Of Intensive Treatment And Remission On Health-Related Quality Of Life In Early And Established Rheumatoid Arthritis. RMD Open 2016; 2:e000270

Seegobin SD, Ma MHY, Dahanayake C, Cope AP, Scott DL, Lewis CM, Scott IC. ACPA-Positive And ACPA-Negative Rheumatoid Arthritis Differ In Their Requirements For Combination DMARDs and Corticosteroids: Secondary Analysis Of A Randomised Controlled Trial. Arthritis Research and Therapy 2014; 16: R13

Scott IC, Seegobin SD, Steer S, Tan R, Forabosco P, Hinks A, Eyre S, Morgan AW, Wilson AG, Hocking LJ, Wordsworth P, Barton A, Worthington J, Cope AP, Lewis CM. Predicting the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Its Age of Onset through Modelling Genetic Risk Variants with Smoking. PLoS Genetics 2013; 9: e1003808.

Scott IC, Tan R, Stahl D, Steer S, Lewis CM, Cope AP. The Protective Effect Of Alcohol On Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis. Rheumatology 2013; 52: 856-67.

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