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Experts to share research about musculoskeletal health at Leeds event


The role of aging, injury and exercise in musculoskeletal health is to be discussed by experts at an event next month.

Portland Building

The symposium, hosted by the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group at Leeds Beckett University, takes place on Tuesday 24 April in the Portland Building on the City Campus.

The event is organised by PhD candidate Hannah Wilson and Dr Peter Francis of the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group. Speaking about the event, Hannah reflected on the growth in musculoskeletal health research at the university over the past two and a half years:

“There is a long history, spanning over 25 years, of research in the area of pain and analgesia which has been led by Professor Mark Johnson as part of the Centre of Pain Research. This centre provided us with the platform to form a group dedicated to understanding the musculoskeletal response to injury, aging and exercise in order to design and evaluate time-sensitive therapeutic interventions. Over the past two and a half years, we have doubled the number of faculty and research award students producing research in this area and quadrupled our publication outputs as a result.”

During the free one-day symposium, delegates will hear from three subject experts; Professor Mark Johnson from Leeds Beckett University, Professor Jamie McPhee from Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr Brian Carson from the University of Limerick, whom will all speak about their latest research.

Early career researchers from the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group will also speak about the measurement of muscle health, the management of musculoskeletal pain as well as musculoskeletal health across the lifespan including amateur and professional sport.

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