Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis
University of Nottingham

Centre publications - 2016

See below for a list of the Centre's publications during 2016. 

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Adams, J, Ballinger, C, Lowe, W, Rowley, C, Lueddeke, J, Armstrong, R, Protheroe, J and Nutbeam, D (2016) The personal impact of lower levels of health literacy on living with a musculoskeletal disease: a qualitative interview study. Rheumatology , 55, supplement 1, i8-i9. (doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kew096.004).

Adams, J, Whale, E, Walker, DM, Parsons, L and Wilson, N (2016). What Factors Do People with Joint Pain Feel are Important in Designing and Developing Community Information-Based Self-Management Approaches? A Patient and Public Engagement Report.  Musculoskeletal Care. doi: 10.1002/msc.1158

Arden, N. K., S. Cro, S. Sheard, C. J. Dore, A. Bara, S. A. Tebbs, D. J. Hunter, S. James, C. Cooper, T. W. O'Neill, A. Macgregor, F. Birrell and R. Keen. The effect of vitamin D supplementation on knee osteoarthritis, the VIDEO study: a randomised controlled trial. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 10.1016/j.joca.2016.05.020

Atherton PJ, Greenhaff PL, Phillips SM, Bodine SC, Adams CM, Lang CH. Control of skeletal muscle atrophy in response to disuse: clinical/preclinical contentions and fallacies of evidence. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Sep 1;311(3):E594-604.

Baker, JF, Conaghan, PG, Emery, P, Baker, DG and Østergaard, M.  Validity of early MRI structural damage end points and potential impact on clinical trial design in rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis (2016);75:1114-1119 doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-206934

Balshaw TG, Massey GJ, Maden-Wilkinson, TM, Tillin NA, Folland JP.  Training specific functional, neural, and hypertrophic adaptations to explosive- vs. sustained-contraction strength training. J Appl Physiol. 120(11):1364-73. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00091.2016.

Barr AJ, Dube B, Hensor EM, Kingsbury SR, Peat G, Bowes MA, Sharples LD, Conaghan PG., The relationship between three-dimensional knee MRI bone shape and total knee replacement - a case control study: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Rheumatology (Oxford) (2016), Sep;55(9):1585-93

Bay-Jensen, AC, Henrotin, Y, Karsdal, M, Mobasheri, A.  The need for predictive, prognostic, objective and complementary blood-based biomarkers in osteoarthritis (OA).  EBioMedicine (2016) doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.05.004

Behan, F, Pain, MT and Folland, JP (2015). Sex differences in maximum and explosive voluntary torque of the knee extensors and plantar flexors. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(1) Supplement p81.

Behan, F, Pain, MT and Folland, JP (2016). The relationship between maximal and explosive voluntary torque, and the response to unexpected perturbations. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Tsukuba, Japan. July 2016.

Behan, F, Wilkinson, TM, Pain, MT and Folland, JP (2016). Sex differences in hamstrings to quadriceps muscle volume ratio. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48(5) Supplement p388.

Bennell KL, Van Ginckel A, Kean C, Nelligan R, French S, Stokes M, Batt M, Hunter DJ, Spiers L, Hinman RS. Knowledge and beliefs about knee osteoarthritis and acceptability of potential interventions in people following anterior cruciate ligament injury/reconstruction. Arthritis Care & Research. 2016; 2016; 68(8):1180-1185. doi: 10.1002/acr.22794

Chapman GJ, Halstead-Rastrick J, Redmond AC., Comparability of off the shelf foot orthoses in the redistribution of forces in midfoot osteoarthritis patients. Gait and Posture (2016), 49:235-240.

Chapman, L., Brooks, C., Lawson, J., Russell, C., and Adams, J.  The accessibility of online self-management support websites for people with osteoarthritis: a text content analysis.  Chronic Illness 1-11 (2017). Doi:10.1177/1742395317746471

Chee C, Shannon CE, Burns A, Selby AL, Wilkinson D, Smith K, Greenhaff PL, Stephens FB., The relative contribution of intramyocellular lipid to whole body fat oxidation is reduced with age, but subsarcolemmal lipid accumulation and insulin resistance are only associated with overweight individuals. Diabetes (2016), 65(4):840-50

Colyer SL, Roberts SP, Robinson JB, Thompson D, Stokes KA, Bilzon JL, Salo AI., Detecting meaningful body composition changes in athletes using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Physiol Meas. 2016 Apr;37(4):596-609. (2016), doi: 10.1088/0967-3334/37/4/596.

Conaghan, PG, Østergaard, M, Bowes, MA, Chunying W, Fuerst, T, Van der Heijde, D, Irazique-Palazuelos, F, Soto-Raices, O, Hrycaj, P, Xie, Z, Zhang, R, Wyman, BT, Bardley, JD, Soma, K and Wilkinson, B. Comparing the effects of tofacitinib, methotrexate and the combination, on bone marrow oedema, synovitis and bone erosion in methotrexate-naive, early active rheumatoid arthritis: results of an exploratory randomised MRI study incorporating semiquantitative and quantitative techniques.  Ann Rheum Dis (2016) 75: 1024-1033. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208267

Coppack RJ, Bilzon JL, Wills AK, McCurdie IM, Partridge L, Nicol AM, Bennett AN., A comparison of multidisciplinary team residential rehabilitation with conventional outpatient care for the treatment of non-arthritic intra-articular hip pain in UK Military personnel - a protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2016), 17(1): 459

Coppack, RJ, Bilzon, JL, Wills, AK, McCurdie, IM, Partridge, LK, Nicol, AM and Bennett, AN. (2016).  Physical and functional outcomes following multidisciplinary residential rehabilitation for prearthritic hip pain among young active UK military personnel. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med 2016; 2: e000107. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000107

Cross, M., Kemp, S., Smith, A., Trewartha, G. and Stokes, K., Professional Rugby Union players have a 60% greater risk of time loss injury after concussion: a 2-season prospective study of clinical outcomes. British Journal of Sports Medicine (2016), 50 (15), 926-931

Das Nair R, Mhizha-Murira JR, Anderson P, Carpenter H, Clarke S, Groves S, Leighton P, Scammell BE, Topcu G, Walsh DA,9, Lincoln NB. Walsh Home-administered pre-surgical psychological intervention for knee osteoarthritis (HAPPiKNEES): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Trials 2016 17:54 (2016), Trials 2016 17:54

Drew, B, Redmond, A, Smith, TO, Penny, F and Conaghan, PG (2015) Which patellofemoral joint imaging features are associated with patellofemoral pain? Systematic review and meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 24, no. 2 (2016) 224-236

Dvir-Ginzberg, M, Mobasheiri, A, Kumar, A.  The role of sirtuins in cartilage homeostasis and osteoarthritis. Curr Rheumatol Rep (2016). DOI 10.1007/s11926-016-0591-y

Evans, G, Adams, J and Donovan-Hall, M (2016) An exploration of the facilitators and barriers for people with osteoarthritis to engage in exercise – an exploratory approach with participant involvement. Rheumatology, 55, supplement 1, i106. (doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kew129.001).

Fellows CR, Matta C, Mobasheri A., Applying Proteomics to Study Crosstalk at the Cartilage-Subchondral Bone Interface in Osteoarthritis: Current Status and Future Directions. EBioMedicine (2016), 11:2-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.08.047.

Felson DT, Redmond AC, Chapman GJ, Smith TO, Hamilton D, Jones RK, Holt CA, Callaghan MJ, Mason DJ, Arthritis Research UK Osteoarthritis and Crystal Disease Clinical Studies Group *, PG Conaghan. Considerations for the conduct of efficacy trials of treatment devices in osteoarthritis: A report from the ARUK Osteoarthritis and Crystal Disease Clinical Study Group. Rheumatology (2016), 55(2); 320-326

Fry A, Mullinger KJ, O’Neill GC, Barratt E, Morris PG, Bauer M, Folland JP, Brookes MJ, Modulation of post-movement beta rebound by contraction force and rate of force development. Human Brain Mapping (2016), 37(7):2493-511.

Gui, T, Smith, TO, Grice, A, Kingsbury, SR, McCRoy, P and Conaghan PG. Does sports participation (including level of performance and previous injury) increase risk of osteoarthritis? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BJSM, Sept 28 2016.  10.1136/bjsports-2016-096142

Henrotin Y, Sanchez C, Bay-Jensen AC, Mobasheri A.  Osteoarthritis biomarkers derived from cartilage extracellular matrix: Current status and future perspectives.  Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2016 Apr 28. pii: S1877-0657(16)30018-5. doi: 10.1016/ [Epub ahead of print]

Hides J, Lambrecht G, Ramdharry G, Cusack R, Bloomberg J, Stokes M. Parallels between astronauts and terrestrial patients – taking physiotherapy rehabilitation “To Infinity and Beyond”. In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Supplement on “Terrestrial neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation and astronaut reconditioning: reciprocal knowledge transfer”. 2016; In press (Accepted 5th November 2016)

Karam E, Shivji FS, Bhattacharya A, Bryson DJ, Forward DP, Scammell BE, Ollivere BJ., A cross-sectional study of the impact of physiotherapy and self directed exercise on the functional outcome of internally fixed isolated unimalleolar Weber B ankle fractures. Injury. 2016 Nov 19. pii: S0020-1383(16)30748-3. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2016.11.009

Kingsbury SR, Corp N, Watt FE, Felson DT, O’Neill TW, Holt CA, Jones RK, Conaghan PG, Arthritis Research UK Osteoarthritis and Crystal Disease Clinical Studies Group working group, NK Arden, Harmonising data collection from osteoarthritis studies to enable stratification: recommendations on core data collection from an Arthritis Research UK clinical studies group  Rheumatology (2016), 55(8):1394-402

Kluzek S, Bay-Jensen AC, Judge A, Karsdal MA, Shorthose M, Spector T, Hart D, Newton JL, Arden NK.  Serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein and development of radiographic and painful knee osteoarthritis. A community-based cohort of middle-aged women.  Biomarkers (2016) Feb 5:1-8.

Kluzek S, Sanchez-Santos MT, Leyland KM, Judge A, Newton J, Arden NK.  Response to: 'Painful knee but not hand osteoarthritis is an independent predictor of mortality over 23 years follow-up of a population-based cohort of middle-aged women' by Gao et al.    Ann Rheum Dis. 2016 Feb 10. pii: annrheumdis-2015-209029. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-209029

Lamb, S., Williamson, EM., Heine, PJ., Adams, J., Dosanjh, S., Dritsaki,M., Glover, MJ., Lord,J., McConkey, C., Nichols, V., Rahman, A., Underwood, M., Williams, MA on behalf of the Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand Trial (SARAH) Trial Team Strengthening and Exercises to improve function of the rheumatoid hand (SARAH): a randomised controlled trial, The Lancet (2014), Oct 10.2014

Lambrecht G, Petersen N, Weerts G, Pruett C, Evetts S, Stokes M, Hides J. The role of Physiotherapy in the European Space Agency Strategy for preparation and reconditioning of astronauts before and after long duration space flight. In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Supplement on “Terrestrial neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation and astronaut reconditioning: reciprocal knowledge transfer”. 2016; In press (Accepted 23rd October 2016)

Leyland KM, Arden NK, Prieto-Alhambra D.  In response to Yang, Tuo et al. "Was the effect of obesity on the relative risk of replacement surgery in knee osteoarthritis patients overestimated?". Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Jan 8. doi: 10.1002/art.39578.

Leyland, K.M, Judge, Javaid A., Diez-Perez M.K, Carr A, Cooper A, Arden N.K., Prieto-Alhambra, D. Obesity and the Relative Risk of Knee Replacement Surgery in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Prospective Cohort Study. Arthritis and Rheumatology 2016 Apr;68(4):817-25. doi: 10.1002/art.39486

Mobasheri, A and Batt, ME (2016). An update on the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.  doi 10.1016/

Mobasheri, A and Henrotin Y. Biomarkers of (osteo)arthritis. Biomarkers (2016) "accepted article" DOI: 10.3109/1354750X.2016.1140930

Nightingale TE, Walhin JP, Thompson D and Bilzon JLJ., Impact of Moderate-intensity Exercise on Metabolic Health and Aerobic Capacity in Persons with Chronic Paraplegia. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 48(5 Suppl 1): 430. (2016), doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000486294.10087.43.

Palmer-Green, DS, Batt, ME and Scammell, BE. Simple advice for a simple ankle sprain? The not so benign ankle injury. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. In press. (2016) doi:10.1016/j.joca.2015.12.019

Panteliadis P, Nagra NS, Edwards KL, Behrbalk E, Boszczyk B, Athletic population with Spondylolysis: review of outcomes following surgical repair or conservative management. Global Spine Journal (2016) Sep; 6(6): 615–625. doi:  10.1055/s-0036-1586743

Perkin, O. J., Travers, R. L., Gonzalez, J. T., Turner, J. E., Gillison, F., Wilson, C., McGuigan, P. M., Thompson, D. and Stokes, K. A., Exercise strategies to protect against the impact of short-term reduced physical activity on muscle function and markers of health in older men: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials (2016), 17 (1), 381

Petersen N, Lambrecht G, Scott J, Hirsch N, Stokes M, Mester J. Postflight reconditioning for European Astronauts – a case report of recovery after six months in space. In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Supplement on “Terrestrial neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation and astronaut reconditioning: reciprocal knowledge transfer”. 2016; In press (Accepted 1st November 2016)

Rahmati, M, Mobasheri, A and Mozafari, M. Inflammatory mediators in osteoarthritis: A critical review of the state-of-the art, prospects and future directions. Bone. (2016) doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.019

Reyes, C, Leyland, K, Peat, G, Cooper, C, Arden NK, Prieto-Alhambra, D (2016).  Association between overweight and obesity and risk of clinically diagnosed knee, hip, and hand osteoarthritis: A population-based cohort study. Arthritis and Rheumatology 2326-5205. 10.1002/art.39707

Robinson, M., Siddall, A., Bilzon, J., Thompson, D., Greeves, J., Izard, R. and Stokes, K., Low fitness, low body mass and prior injury predict injury risk during military recruit training: a prospective cohort study in the British Army. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine (2016), 2, e000100

Roos EM, Arden NK. Strategies for the prevention of knee osteoarthritis. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2016 Feb;12(2):92-101. doi: 10.1038/nrrheum.2015.135.

Rowsome K, Comerford M, Mottram S, Samuel D, Stokes M. Movement control testing of older people in community settings: description of a screening tool and intra-rater reliability. Working Papers in the Health Sciences 2016; 1:15 Spring: 1-12.   ISSN 2051-6266 / 20150091 

Rudrappa SS, Wilkinson DJ, Greenhaff PL, Smith K, Idris I, Atherton PJ. Human Skeletal Muscle Disuse Atrophy: Effects on Muscle Protein Synthesis, Breakdown, and Insulin Resistance-A Qualitative Review. Front Physiol. 2016 Aug 25; 7:361.

Selfe J, Janssen J, Callaghan M, Witvrouw E, Sutton  C, Richards, Stokes M, Martin D, Dixon J, Hogarth R, Baltzopoulos V, Ritchie E, Arden N, Dey P. Are there three main subgroups within the patellofemoral pain population?  A detailed characterisation study of 127 patients to help develop targeted Intervention (TIPPs). Br J Sports Med. 2016 Feb 1. pii: bjsports-2015-094792. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094792.

Shah, R. Knowles, J.C. Hunt, N.P. Lewis, M.P., Development of a novel smart scaffold for human skeletal muscle regeneration, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (2016), 2, 10, 2, 162

Stokes M, Evetts S, Hides J., 2016. Guest Editorial – Terrestrial neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation and astronaut reconditioning: reciprocal knowledge transfer. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 2016; In press (Accepted 4th October 2016)

Stoppiello, Laura A; Mapp, Paul I; Wilson, Deborah; Hill, Roger; Scammell, Brigitte E; Walsh, David A. Structural associations of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis Arthritis & rheumatology (2014), Volume:66 Issue:11 Pages:3018-27

Szychlinska MA, Leonardi R, Al-Qahtani M, Mobasheri A, Musumeci G. Altered joint tribology in osteoarthritis: Reduced lubricin synthesis due to the inflammatory process. New horizons for therapeutic approaches.  Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2016 Apr 21. pii: S1877-0657(16)30019-7. doi: 10.1016/ [Epub ahead of print]

Thyberg, Ingrid, Dahlström, Örjan, Björk, Mathilda, Stenström, Birgitta and Adams, Jo Hand pains in women and men in early rheumatoid arthritis, a one year follow-up after diagnosis. The Swedish TIRA project Disability and Rehabilitation (2016), 1-10. (doi:10.3109/09638288.2016.1140835). (PMID:26965161)

Timmins, KA & Edwards, KL. 2016. Validation of Spatial Microsimulation Models: a Proposal to Adopt the Bland-Altman Method. Int’l J of Microsimulation (in publication)

Timmins, KA, Leech, RD, Batt, ME & Edwards, KL. 2016. Running and knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med.  doi: 10.1177/0363546516657531

Van Middelkoop M, Arden NK, I A, Birrell F, Chao J, Rezende MU, Lambert RG, Ravaud P, Bijlsma JW, Doherty M, Dziedzic KS, Lohmander LS, McAlindon TE, Zhang W, Bierma-Zeinstra SM. The OA Trial Bank: Meta-analysis of individual patient data from knee and hip osteoarthritis trials show that patients with severe pain exhibit greater benefit from intra-articular glucocorticoids. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Jan 30. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2016.01.983.

Vigelsø, A, Gram, M, Dybboe, R, Kuhlman, AB, Prats, C, Greenhaff, PL, Constantin-Teodosiu, D, Birk, JB, Wojtaszewski, JFP, Dela, F and Helge, JW. The effect of age and unilateral leg immobilization for 2 weeks on substrate utilization during moderate intensity exercise in human skeletal muscle. Journal of Physiology "accepted Article" (2016) doi: 10.1113/JP271712.

Webb AL, O’Sullivan E, Stokes M Mottram S. A novel cadaveric study of the morphometry of the serratus anterior muscle: one part, two parts, three parts, four? Anatomical Science International 2016; doi 10.1007/s12565-016-03791 (Accepted 11th October 2016)

Whittaker JL, Booysen N, de la Motte S, Dennett L, Lewis CL, Wilson D, McKay C, Warner M, Padua D, Emery CA, Stokes M. Predicting Sport and Occupational Lower Extremity Injury Risk through Movement Quality Screening: A Systematic Review. Br J Sports Med 2016; In Press

Williams, S., Trewartha, G., Kemp, S. P. T., Brooks, J. H. M., Fuller, C. W., Taylor, A. E., Cross, M. J. and Stokes, K. A., Time loss injuries compromise team success in Elite Rugby Union: a 7-year prospective study. British Journal of Sports Medicine (2016), 50 (11), 651-656

Winnard A, Nasser M, Debuse D, Stokes M, Evetts S, Wilkinson M, Hides J, Caplan N. Systematic Review of countermeasures to minimise physiological changes and risk of injury to the lumbopelvic area following long-term microgravity. In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Supplement on “Terrestrial neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation and astronaut reconditioning: reciprocal knowledge transfer”. 2016; In press (Accepted 1st November 2016)

Wyatt, L.A., B.J. Moreton, P.I. Mapp, D. Wilson, R. Hill, E. Ferguson, B.E. Scammell, and D.A. Walsh, Histopathological subgroups in knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 2016. Oct 6. pii: S1063-4584(16)30307-7. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2016.09.021

Special Issue

Mobasheri, A and Henrotin.  Biomarkers Special Issue: Biomarkers of (Osteo) Arthritis.  Biomarkers. Volume 20, Issue 8. Feb 2016. ISSN: 1354-750X


Balshaw TG, Massey G, Maden-Wilkinson T, Tillin N, Folland JP. Neural and morphological contributions to the individual changes in explosive and maximal strength following a 12-week training intervention period. Oral presentation at Physiological Society: Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance Conference, Nottingham, UK. 03/2016

Bennell KL, Van Ginckel A, Kean CO, Nelligan RK, French SD, Stokes M, Pietrosimone B,  Blackburn JT, Batt M, Hunter DJ, Spiers L, Hinman RS. Patient knowledge and beliefs about knee osteoarthritis after ACL injury and reconstruction. OARSI Conference, Amsterdam, April 2016

Brown S, Samuel D, Agyapong-Badu S, Herrick I, Murray A, Hawkes R, Stokes M. Age Related Differences in Lung Function between Female Recreational Golfers and Less Active Controls. World Scientific Congress of Golf, St Andrews, July, 2016

Burridge J, Turk R, Stokes M, Whitall J, Vaidyanathan R, Clatworthy P, Yardley L, Hughes A, Meagher C, Lee ACW. Tele-health, wearable sensors and the Internet. Will they improve stroke outcomes through increased intensity of therapy, motivation and adherence to rehabilitation programs? IV STEP Conference, Columbus, USA, July 2016. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 2016, In press

Fernandes et al. Risk of knee pain, Radiographic Osteoarthritis and knee arthroplasty in retired professional footballers compared to the general population. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, Washington DC 11-16 November.

Gillard S, Ryan C, Stokes M, Atkinson G, Warner M, Dixon J. Effects of posture and anatomical location on inter-recti distance measured using ultrasound imaging in postnatal women. Physiotherapy UK 2015 Conference, BT Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, 16–17 October 2015. Poster Prize. Abstract published in Journal of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy, Autumn 2016, 119.

Herrick I, Brown S, Agyapong-Badu S, Warner M, Ewings S, Samuel D, Stokes M. Anterior Thigh Composition Using Ultrasound Imaging in Mature Female Recreational Golfers.  World Scientific Congress of Golf, St Andrews, July, 2016

Leyland, K, Gates, L.S., Nevitt, M. , Felson, D. , Ambrose, K., Bierma-Zeinstra, S.M., Conaghan, P.G., Engebretsen, L., Hochberg, M., Hunter, D., Jones, G., Jordan, J.M., Judge, A., Lohmander, S., Roos, E.M., Sanchez-Santos, M.T., Sheard, S., Yoshimura, N., van Meurs, J.B.J., Batt, M.E., Newton, J., Cooper, C., Arden, N. Measuring the variation between self-reported osteoarthritis pain assessments. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Stokes M, Brown S, Agyapong-Badu S, Warner M, Ewings S, Martinez S, Herrick I, Buckley C, Rowsome K, Stockdale A, Wootton J, Webb N, Murray A, Hawkes R, Samuel D. Golf in later life: musculoskeletal function and quality of life in recreational female golfers. Symposium on Golf, physical activity and health. World Health Organisation European Network for the promotion of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA Europe) Conference, Belfast, September 2016

Warner, M., Wilson, D., Heller, M., Wood, D., Webborn, N., Veeger, D. & Batt, M. (2016). Shoulder pain and function in professional wheelchair tennis players. Engineering the Upper Limb Conference. Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK. 12th–13th December 2016

Wyatt, L (other authors to follow). Gene expression patterns in the synovium and their association with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis .  OARSI 2016.  Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April.


Ali A et al. Limb immobilisation for 3 d markedly reduces deuterium oxide (D2O)-derived muscle protein synthesis despite limited changes in atrophy-related pathways in young healthy humans. Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Muscle Wasting 9th International Conference, Berlin, Germany. December 10-11, 2016

Amanda Nelson, Jamie L. Stiller, Xiaoyan A. Shi, Jordan B. Renner, Todd A. Schwartz, M.K. Javaid, Nigel K. Arden, and Joanne M. Jordan. Variations In Hip Morphology Are Associated With Functional Status: Preliminary Results From The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Ans Van Ginckel, Crystal O Kean, Rachel Kate Nelligan, Simon D French, Maria Stokes, Brian Pietrosimone, J. Troy Blackburn, Mark Batt, David J Hunter, Libby Spiers, Rana S Hinman. Patient knowledge and beliefs about knee osteoarthritis after ACL injury and reconstruction. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Bacardit, J, A. Mobasheri, S. Kluzek, M. Edwards, T. Spector, D. Hart, C. Cooper, N. Arden. Metabolic Profiles Associated With Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis In A Population­ based Cohort Of Middle­ aged Women. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Burns, A. Novel Insight Regarding the Trajectory and Time-course of Immobilisation Induced Impairment of Limb Glucose Uptake in Healthy Volunteer. Experimental Biology. San Diego, April 2-6.

Burns, A. Physical inactivity induces rapid and marked deficits in post-prandial muscle glucose uptake. Degeneration and Regeneration in Musculoskeletal and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Trelleborg, Sweden. April 21-23.

Ching, A, S.T. Skou, S.A. Thomas, M.E. Batt, E.M. Roos, K.L. Edwards. A mixed methods study of knee confidence and self-efficacy: perceptions of knee osteoarthritis patients from the good life with osteoarthritis in denmark initiative. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

D Cooper, B. E. Scammell, M. E. Batt, D. Palmer-Green. Great Britain’s Olympians with Generalised Joint Hypermobility Have a Higher Prevalence of Knee Osteoarthritis. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

D Cooper, B. E. Scammell, M. E. Batt, D. Palmer-Green. The Prevalence and Factors Associated with Knee Pain in Great Britain’s Olympians Aged 40 Years and Older. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Fernandes, G.  F-MARC data “strongly depict” increased prevalence of low back pain in retired footballers

Gates, L, Leyland KM, Sheard S, Jackson K, Kelly P, Callahan L, Pate R, Roos E, Ainsworth B , Cooper C, Foster C, Newton J, Batt M, Arden N. Physical activity assessment for use in population-based international osteoarthritis cohort studies. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

K. Edwards, K. M. Leyland, C. P. Arden, T. D. Spector, A. E. Nelson, J. M. Jordan, M. Nevitt, D. J. Hunter, N. K. Arden. Interaction Between Race And Sex In Measures Of Hip Morphology: A Population-Based Comparative Study. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

M, Davies, A. Judge, K. Stokes, A. Delmestri, S. Kemp, N. K. Arden, J. L. Newton. Is rugby playing load predictive of lower limb osteoarthritis in former international rugby players? OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

M. Jones, A. J. Palmer , K. M. Leyland, N. Peirce, M. P. Lewis, R. W. Kerslake, S. Glyn­Jones, J. L. Newton, N. K. Arden. Patellar cartilage volume of the back leg versus the higher loaded front leg in current elite male English cricket fast bowlers. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Martínez-Bustelo, S, Brown S, Warner M,  Jácome A, Wootton J, Welch D, Samuel D, Stokes M. Between-side symmetry of quadriceps thickness using ultrasound imaging in female golfers and non-golfers aged over 80 years. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Matta, C, Lewis, R, Barrett-Jolley, R, Labeed, FH, Hughes, MP, Uribe, MC, May, S, Miosge, N, Mobasheri, A.  Ion channel expression and function in a chondrogenic progenitor cell line derived from osteoarthritic cartilage.  31st March – 3rd April OARSI 2016, Amsterdam

Soutakbar, H, Scammell, B.E., Hodgson, L., Bhattacharya, A., Edwards, K. Are there any interactions between physical activity, obesity and injury on the risk of incidence or progression of knee osteoarthritis? data from OAI and MOST. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Stefan Kluzek, Thamindu Wedatilake, Eugene McNally, Fiona Watt, Andrew Price, Andrew Judge, Fiona Watt,  Nigel Arden, Julia Newton. Suprapatellar Synovial Hypertrophy and Reliability of the Novel Ultrasound Assessment of Suprapatellar Recess in Patients with Recent Knee Injuries or Early Osteoarthritis. OARSI 2016. Amsterdam 31st March - 3rd April

Timmins, K. What is the Burden of osteoarthritis in small geographies in England? A spatial model?  Epi Congress of The Americas (Miami 21st-24th June 2016)


Osteoarthritis progression and biomarkers: Can we solve the puzzle? Satellite Lunch Symposia Bioberica. Hochberg MC and Henrotin Y. Osteoarthritis biomarkers: what's on the horizon presented by Mobasheri, A.  OARSI 31st March - 3rd April 2016 12.30-14.00

OA Prevention - International Perspectives on Health and Exercise Interventions from Three Active Consortia.  The Centre, Team OA and MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA). OARSI 31st March - 3rd April 2016 12.30-14.00


Bay-Jensen, A.C., Reker, D, Kjelgaard-Petersen, Mobasheri, A, Karsdak M.A, Ladel, C, Henrotin, Y and Thudium, C.S. Osteoarthritis year in review 2015: soluble biomarkers and the BIPED criteria. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 24 (2016) 9-20

Invited Speaker

Batt, M. Elevate. 4-5th May 2016.  Olympia, London

Mobasheri, A. OARSI. 31st March - 3rd April 2016.  Amsterdam

Mobasheri, A. Osteoarthritis Therapeutics Conference 2015. 8-10th Dec 2015, Budapest, Hungary.

Stokes, M. 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal health and work. 25th February. Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) study of footballers

Leech, R. Running and Knee Osteoarthritis.  Wales Exercise Medicine Symposium.  Cardiff University.  30th January 2016

Adams, J. The National Womens Network.  Wessex. 15th March 2016

Stokes, M and Booysen, N. Royal Society of Medicine – Sports and Exercise Medicine Conference. 16th June 2016, London. “Lessons from prehabilitation in elite football to improve quality of movement and prevent injury”


Sports Magazine Article: Stokes, M.  Older women golfers - the forgotten crowd: pilot work on health and social benefits of golf. BASEM Today, the Newsletter of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine.

Heron, E. A novel partnership. Occupational Therapy News

Type 2 Diabetes is associated with higher risk for musculoskeletal pain - Commentary by Ali Mobasheri

Inside Health: BBC Radio 4. Southampton FC and hip and groin pain 8min 30secs

Inside Health: BBC Radio 4: You haven't got arthritis you might just be weak 

Article in OT News, January 2016 Page 38-39.  Heron, E.  Centre (value added) Intern 2016 based at the University of Southampton.

Jo Adams speaks at Portsmouth Cafe Scientifique

Jo Adams speaks at Charity Evening held by Salisbury District of Wessex Medical Research

The Irish Times - View from abroad: How to fix the Irish Health Service, Naomi Alego (intern 2014) has her say

Scrum Magazine Page 44

Sufferers of arthritis 'should not feel isolated' - Ali Mobasheri talks to the Surrey Advertiser

Loughborough study reveals the best way to improve muscle strength

M Stokes. 'Older women golfers - the forgotten crowd: pilot work on health and social benefits of golf'. BASEM Today, the Newsletter of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine. Guest Editor: Roger Hawkes 

Position Statements

Fallowfield J et al Position Paper: Movement Screening in the UK Military (International Movement Screening and Interventions Group – Military Task Group).  For: Defence People Health Injury Prevention Working Group.  UK Military Briefing Note 27th September 2016]

Stokes M (Chair) et al International Movement Screening and Interventions Group

Working definitions of movement screening (8th December 2016) 

Position Statement on Movement Screening (8th December 2016)

Commissioned Report (added value related activity)

Stokes M (Chair) et al. European Space Agency ESA)  ‘Post-mission Exercise (Reconditioning) of Astronauts’ Topical Team Final Report: Recommendations for Future Post-mission Neuro-musculoskeletal Reconditioning Research and Practice. Submitted to ESA June 2016