Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Musculoskeletal Research Unit (MRU) is led by Prof Ashley Blom and Prof Jon Tobias and conducts research into musculoskeletal conditions. Funded by the Department of Health and a range of charties, our research projects encompass both laboratory-based and clinical work improving health, wellbeing and patient care for those living with musculoskeletal conditions. We collaborate with colleagues nationally and internationally to deliver high quality research based on our multidisciplinary expertise.

Our unit is home to the Academic Rheumatology Group and the Orthopaedic Surgery Group.

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    Research Output

    Activation of bone marrow adaptive immunity in type 2 diabetes: rescue by co-stimulation modulator Abatacept

    Santopaolo, M., Sullivan, N., Thomas, A. C., Alvino, V. V., Nicholson, L. B., Gu, Y., Spinetti, G., Kallikourdis, M., Blom, A. W. & Madeddu, P. R., 3 Jul 2020, (Submitted) In : Cardiovascular Diabetology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    An investigation into the role of bone mass and other factors in determining fracture risk in children

    Author: Clark, E. M., 2007

    Supervisor: Tobias, J. (Supervisor) & Ness, A. R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Better care costs less: a system-based approach in maternity

    Author: Yau, C., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Lenguerrand, E. (Supervisor), Draycott, T. J. (Supervisor) & Pizzo, E. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Describing the development of hip shape in adolescence, and environmental and genetic influences on this process, in ALSPAC offspring

    Author: Frysz, M., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Paternoster, L. (Supervisor) & Tobias, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    Best podium presentation - BHS 2019

    Evans, Jonathan T (Recipient), Sayers, Adrian E (Recipient), Whitehouse, Michael R (Recipient) & Blom, Ashley W (Recipient), 1 Mar 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Best podium presentation - ISAR 2018

    Evans, Jonathan T (Recipient), Sayers, Adrian E (Recipient), Whitehouse, Michael R (Recipient) & Blom, Ashley W (Recipient), 11 Jun 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Best podium presentation - ISAR 2019

    Evans, Jonathan T (Recipient), Blom, Ashley W (Recipient), Sayers, Adrian E (Recipient) & Whitehouse, Michael R (Recipient), 3 Jun 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    • 6 - Research and Teaching at External Organisation
    • 3 Editorial activity
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Membership of external research organisation

    Trials (Journal)

    Vikki Wylde (Editor)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    British Association for Sexual Health

    Jeremy P Horwood (Speaker)

    1 Jun 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (Journal)

    Vikki Wylde (Editor)

    2015 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity