Biography

I am a diagnostic radiographer by background and trained in diagnostic ultrasound in 1996, specialising in musculoskeletal ultrasound in 2002. In 2008 I joined Keele University in a new post as a consultant sonographer/research fellow. My role is to provide a link between clinical practice, in the context of a relatively new field of musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology services. The post is a collaborative one between the Haywood Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital, with clinical research at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University.

This post has enabled both Trusts to develop a rheumatology ultrasound service and facilitate research into diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory disease.

Whilst I am employed by Keele University, I am seconded to Cannock Chase and the Haywood hospitals for 2 days each per week and am at Keele for 1 day.

Research and scholarship

Since joining Keele, I have been involved in the training of researchers to use diagnostic ultrasound in several research studies. I have also provided clinical ultrasound data for these studies.

These include:

  • USSGO: Polyarticular sonographic assessment of gout: a hospital-based cross-sectional study

  • SUPPORT:Improving outcomes for patients with shoulder impingement

  • CASF:Clinical Assessment Study (Foot)

Further information

  • I still have significant clinical commitment to musculoskeletal ultrasound both in diagnostics and in ultrasound guided joint injections and have clinics at both hospital departments and within orthopaedics and sports medicine.
  • I am a regular speaker on ultrasound and guided injections on courses at several universities and run national study days.
  • I am chair of the Musculoskeletal Sonographer Special Interest Group and member of the National Ultrasound Governance committee.
  • I am a member of the Society of Radiographers and the British Medical Ultrasound Society.

Selected Publications

  • Oppong R, Jowett S, Lewis M, Roddy E, Ogollah RO, Zwierska I, Datta P, Hall A, Hay E, Shufflebotham J, Stevenson K, van der Windt DA, Young J, Foster NE. 2021. The cost-effectiveness of different approaches to exercise and corticosteroid injection for subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford). link> doi> full text>
  • Roddy E, Ogollah RO, Oppong R, Zwierska I, Datta P, Hall A, Hay E, Jackson S, Jowett S, Lewis M, Shufflebotham J, Stevenson K, van der Windt DA, Young J, Foster NE. 2021. Optimising outcomes of exercise and corticosteroid injection in patients with subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome: a factorial randomised trial. Br J Sports Med, 262-271, vol. 55(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Paskins Z, Bromley K, Lewis M, Hughes G, Hughes E, Cherrington AA, Hall A, Holden M, Oppong R, Kigozi J, Stevenson K, Menon A, Roberts P, Peat G, Jinks C, Foster N, Mallen CD, Roddy E. 2020. CLINICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF ULTRASOUND-GUIDED INTRA-ARTICULAR CORTICOSTEROID AND LOCAL ANAESTHETIC INJECTION FOR HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL (HIT). OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (p. S479, vol. 28). link> doi> full text>
  • Paskins Z, Bromley K, Lewis M, Hughes G, Hughes E, Cherrington A, Hall A, Holden M, Oppong R, Stevenson K, Menon A, Roberts P, Peat G, Jinks C, Foster N, Mallen C, Roddy E. 2019. Clinical Effectiveness of Ultrasound-guided Intra-articular Corticosteroid and Local Anaesthetic Injections for Hip Osteoarthritis: A Randomised Controlled Trial (HIT). ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 71). link>
  • Menz HB, Thomas MJ, Marshall M, Rathod-Mistry T, Hall A, Chesterton LS, Peat GM, Roddy E. 2019. Coexistence of plantar calcaneal spurs and plantar fascial thickening in individuals with plantar heel pain. Rheumatology (Oxford), 237-245, vol. 58(2). link> doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Oppong R, Jowett S, Lewis M, Roddy E, Ogollah RO, Zwierska I, Datta P, Hall A, Hay E, Shufflebotham J, Stevenson K, van der Windt DA, Young J, Foster NE. 2021. The cost-effectiveness of different approaches to exercise and corticosteroid injection for subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome. Rheumatology (Oxford). link> doi> full text>
  • Roddy E, Ogollah RO, Oppong R, Zwierska I, Datta P, Hall A, Hay E, Jackson S, Jowett S, Lewis M, Shufflebotham J, Stevenson K, van der Windt DA, Young J, Foster NE. 2021. Optimising outcomes of exercise and corticosteroid injection in patients with subacromial pain (impingement) syndrome: a factorial randomised trial. Br J Sports Med, 262-271, vol. 55(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Menz HB, Thomas MJ, Marshall M, Rathod-Mistry T, Hall A, Chesterton LS, Peat GM, Roddy E. 2019. Coexistence of plantar calcaneal spurs and plantar fascial thickening in individuals with plantar heel pain. Rheumatology (Oxford), 237-245, vol. 58(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Paskins Z, Hughes G, Myers H, Hughes E, Hennings S, Cherrington A, Evans A, Holden M, Stevenson K, Menon A, Bromley K, Roberts P, Hall A, Peat G, Jinks C, Oppong R, Lewis M, Foster NE, Mallen C, Roddy E. 2018. A randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of ultrasound-guided intra-articular corticosteroid and local anaesthetic injections: the hip injection trial (HIT) protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 218, vol. 19(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Mansell G, Hall A, Toomey E. 2016. Behaviour change and self-management interventions in persistent low back pain. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol, 994-1002, vol. 30(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Artus M, van der Windt DA, Afolabi EK, Buchbinder R, Chesterton LS, Hall A, Roddy E, Foster NE. 2017. Management of shoulder pain by UK general practitioners (GPs): a national survey. BMJ Open, e015711, vol. 7(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Smith MJ, Rogers A, Amso N, Kennedy J, Hall A, Mullaney P. 2015. A training, assessment and feedback package for the trainee shoulder sonographer. Ultrasound, 29-41, vol. 23(1). link> doi>
  • Roddy E, Ogollah R, Zwierska I, Datta P, Hall A, Hay E, Jackson S, Lewis M, Shufflebotham J, Stevenson K, van der Windt D, Young J, Foster N. 2014. Clinical Effectiveness of Exercise and Corticosteroid Injection for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Randomised Controlled Trial. ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY, S489-S490, vol. 66. link>
  • Roddy E, Menon A, Hall A, Datta P, Packham J. 2013. Polyarticular sonographic assessment of gout: a hospital-based cross-sectional study. Joint Bone Spine, 295-300, vol. 80(3). link> doi>
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  • Zeggini E, Packham J, Donn R, Wordsworth P, Hall A, Thomson W, BSPAR Study Group. 2006. Association of HLA-DRB1*13 with susceptibility to uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis in two independent data sets. Rheumatology (Oxford, England), 972-974, vol. 45(8). doi>

Other

  • Paskins Z, Bromley K, Lewis M, Hughes G, Hughes E, Cherrington AA, Hall A, Holden M, Oppong R, Kigozi J, Stevenson K, Menon A, Roberts P, Peat G, Jinks C, Foster N, Mallen CD, Roddy E. 2020. CLINICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF ULTRASOUND-GUIDED INTRA-ARTICULAR CORTICOSTEROID AND LOCAL ANAESTHETIC INJECTION FOR HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL (HIT). OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (p. S479, vol. 28). link> doi> full text>
  • Paskins Z, Bromley K, Lewis M, Hughes G, Hughes E, Cherrington A, Hall A, Holden M, Oppong R, Stevenson K, Menon A, Roberts P, Peat G, Jinks C, Foster N, Mallen C, Roddy E. 2019. Clinical Effectiveness of Ultrasound-guided Intra-articular Corticosteroid and Local Anaesthetic Injections for Hip Osteoarthritis: A Randomised Controlled Trial (HIT). ARTHRITIS & RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 71). link>
  • Roddy E, Ogollah R, Zwierska I, Datta P, Hall A, Hay EM, Jackson S, Lewis M, Shufflebotham J, Stevenson K, van der Windt D, Young J, Foster NE. 2015. CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF EXERCISE AND CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION FOR SUBACROMIAL IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 140, vol. 54). link>
  • Matthews SM, Hall A, Sheeran T, Baskar S. 2013. DEVELOPMENT OF A NURSE-LED ULTRASOUND-GUIDED JOINT INJECTION SERVICE AT CANNOCK. RHEUMATOLOGY (pp. 113-114, vol. 52). link>
  • Hall A. 2013. ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS IN RHEUMATOLOGY PRACTICE. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 25, vol. 52). link>