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Musculoskeletal Research Collaborative event WM


Dr Emma Healey, who is a Reader in the School of Medicine at Keele University, recently organised and hosted a Musculoskeletal (MSK) Research Collaborative online event on behalf of the CRN West Midlands, where she also holds the role of Health and Care Research Leader for the MSK Specialty.

The event was attended by over 70 academics and Health Care Professionals from across the West Midlands region. The event was held to bring together a multidisciplinary group of individuals interested in MSK research to work together to build capacity, as MSK has been identified as a priority area for the region.

Emma presented an overview of the past, present and future of MSK research for the CRN West Midlands and opportunities to build MSK research capacity.

The event also saw presentations from Professor Matt Brookes (Clinical Director of the Clinical Research Network West Midlands), Dr Zoe Paskins (Reader in Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at MPFT), Professor Krysia Dziedzic (NIHR Senior Investigator, Professor of Musculoskeletal Therapies and Director of the Impact Accelerator Unit, Keele University) and Natalie Knight (Race Equality Ambassador, Impact Accelerator Unit, Keele University).

These inspiring presentations focused on important topics including MSK research priorities, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in MSK Research and embedding Race Equality in public involvement in research and innovation.

Attendee feedback was overwhelmingly positive and individuals found the networking opportunities, research priority discussions and learning more about MSK research activity in the region particularly useful aspects of the event.

The next meeting for the MSK Research Collaborative is planned for early July and invites will follow.
If you are interested in attending please email: