Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis
University of Nottingham
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Related research grants 2018-2023


Ahmed, O, Adams, JE, Bond, C and Meroli, M.  Pump Priming. Living with Arthritis: how patients and the public use arthritis information on YouTube. £4,807.40.  Bournemouth University.

Clarkson, P, Adams, J, Stokes, M, Muckelt, P, Everett, H, McDonough, S, Clark, C, Cook, K and Saynor, Z.  Literature Review effectiveness of digital behaviour change. Start/End date: 1st October 2019 – 30th September 2020. Amount awarded: £46,732.34

Perera, N and Arden, N.  Health and wellbeing in Rugby Study.  Southampton R and D £36,000

Sankah, B. Global Research Initiator Scheme. £5000 for travel to Ghana to conduct Patient and Public Involvement activities with patients with hand OA and health professionals Aug-Sept 2018.  

Zhou, D, Pain MTG and Folland JP. Seedcorn Funding. Musculoskeletal Diffusion Tensor Imaging for muscle fibre tracking and morphology in older adults. Loughborough University.  £5,000


Cosker, D., O’Neill, E., Bilzon, J.L.J., McGuigan, M.P., Proulx, M., Yang, Y., Lutteroth, C. and Colyer, S. (2020-2025). Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment, Research and Applications (CAMERA 2.0). EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy (£4,252,067, funded).

Jones, S, Bilzon, J and  Walsh, N.  Using iKOALA to sustain physical activity for long-term self-management of Osteoarthritis.  EPSRC (Fast Healthcare Network Plus £48,624.

Watt, F. Fellowship UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. 


Li, LC, Liu-Ambrose, TYL, Puterman, EM, Adams, J, Allen, K, Backman, C, Carlsten, C, Cox, S, De Vera, M, Galea, L, Gromala, D, Leese, J, Loftsgard, K, Roos, E, Shaw, C, Skou, S, Taunton, J and Wang, Z.  Physical Activity for precision health: a multi-disciplinary research planning collaboration.  £10,000. Canadian Institutes of Health Research 


MERCK. Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) patients in occupations with excessive knee joint force and the speed of knee OA progression.  Total project amount 208,574 Euro (Oxford £76,581)

Folland, JP and James, L. The effect of specific bioactive collagen peptides on muscle and tendon remodelling during resistance training. Gelita/Collagen Research Institute £350,000


Bilzon, J.L.J. and McGuigan, M.P. (2020-2021). Research support to the MILO and BE-FIT studies. Ministry of Defence (£60,000 funded).

Greenhaff PL (PA), Constantin-Teodosiu D. The impact of trauma and related inflammation on skeletal muscle fuel and protein metabolism. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, £72,604. Awarded 12/2019.

Greenhaff PL (PA), Atherton PJ, Wilkinson D. Evaluating protein dose requirements for women in ground close combat roles. Ministry of Defence. £250,931. Awarded 04/2018.

Gulati, M. The role of gender, menopause and sex hormones in painful hand osteoarthritis. 01/10/2018 – 30/04/2022. Total project budget £254,295 (Maja Radojcic)

McKay, C. The Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis Support Tool (POST) study.  £11,865. Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases.

Radojčić, MR. Biomarkers of musculoskeletal pain: towards personalised medicine in chronic widespread and localised musculoskeletal pain using cerebrospinal fluid proteomics, National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia, £68,631

Szewczyk N (PA), Greenhaff PL, Constantin-Teodosiu D. Examining the impact of inactivity and diet on muscle health with age in C. elegans. BBSRC, £324,963. Awarded 11/2018

Wyatt, L and Scammell, B. Investigating why some people have ongoing ankle pain and poor recovery following a significant ankle injury; the Significant Ankle Ligament Injury (SALI) cohort study. Nottingham University Hospital Charity. £47,011.11.

Wyatt, L. Identifying predictors of recurrent ankle pain and ankle osteoarthritis following a significant ankle ligament injury: the SALI Biomarker Study. Research Design Service (RDS) EM Public Involvement Fund £300

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