Biography

Nadia joined the Primary Care Centre Versus Arthritis in August 2009 as a Research Assistant in Systematic Reviews, having previously held an appointment as Research Officer at the Centre of Ageing and Mental Health at Staffordshire University.

Originally qualifying as a Zoologist (BSc Zoology, Cardiff 1989; PhD Zoology, Aberdeen 1994), she subsequently held a number of post-doctoral fellow positions as a field-based researcher studying a variety of mammals including bats and chimpanzees.

Nadia’s interest in health grew whilst working in Africa and led her to study for an MA in overseas development (Manchester University, 2002) with particular emphasis on the health implications of forced mass displacement.

Research and scholarship

Nadia’s research interests are broad and include mental health, musculoskeletal conditions, alternative and complementary therapies, prognosis, and systematic review methodology.


Over the last 10 years she has worked closely with Versus Arthritis’s Clinical Studies Groups (now reconfigured as Research Advisory Groups) to support their work by providing regular evidence reviews and horizon scans of current trials and patents.


Currently involved in systematic reviews for a number of funded projects:

  • Back-UP a European collaboration to develop a new health care platform with a prognostic model to support more effective and efficient management of neck and low back pain (Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission)
  • The BLAST OFF (Bisphosphonate aLternAtive regimenS for the prevenTion of Osteoporotic Fragility Fractures) Study (NIHR HTA)
  • Supported self-management for all with musculoskeletal pain: an inclusive approach to intervention development (EASIER) (Versus Arthritis)
  • Patient outcomes, healthcare resource use, acceptability and feasibility of triage, self-referral and direct access services for patients with musculoskeletal pain (NIHR School for Primary Care Research)
  • Treatment recommendations for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis – update (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis [GRAPPA])

Teaching

  • Supervision of PhD students
  • Systematic review programme (Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences)
  • Literature searching (School of Medicine, Year 3 SSC (Student Selected Component)
  • Literature searching and initial quality assessment (School of Medicine, Year 1 Scholarship Week)

Further information

Nadia is also a qualified Medical Herbalist (University of East London, 2012) and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH).

Selected Publications

  • Coates LC, Corp N, van der Windt DA, Soriano ER, Kavanaugh A. 2021. GRAPPA Treatment Recommendations: An Update From the 2020 GRAPPA Annual Meeting. J Rheumatol. link> doi>
  • Paskins Z, Crawford-Manning F, Cottrell E, Corp N, Wright J, Jinks C, Bishop S, Doyle A, Ong T, Gittoes N, Leonardi-Bee J, Langley T, Horne R, Sahota O. 2020. Acceptability of bisphosphonates among patients, clinicians and managers: a systematic review and framework synthesis. BMJ Open, e040634, vol. 10(11). link> doi> full text>
  • Pilkington K, Ridge DT, Igwesi-Chidobe CN, Chew-Graham CA, Little P, Babatunde O, Corp N, McDermott C, Cheshire A. 2020. A relational analysis of an invisible illness: A meta-ethnography of people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and their support needs. Soc Sci Med, 113369, vol. 265. link> doi> full text>
  • Corp N, Mansell G, Stynes S, Wynne-Jones G, Morsø L, Hill JC, van der Windt DA. 2021. Evidence-based treatment recommendations for neck and low back pain across Europe: A systematic review of guidelines. Eur J Pain, 275-295, vol. 25(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Kavanaugh A, Coates LC, van der Windt DA, Corp N, Soriano ER. 2020. GRAPPA Treatment Recommendations: Updates and Methods. J Rheumatol Suppl, 41-45, vol. 96. link> doi>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Coates LC, Corp N, van der Windt DA, Soriano ER, Kavanaugh A. 2021. GRAPPA Treatment Recommendations: An Update From the 2020 GRAPPA Annual Meeting. J Rheumatol. link> doi>
  • Paskins Z, Crawford-Manning F, Cottrell E, Corp N, Wright J, Jinks C, Bishop S, Doyle A, Ong T, Gittoes N, Leonardi-Bee J, Langley T, Horne R, Sahota O. 2020. Acceptability of bisphosphonates among patients, clinicians and managers: a systematic review and framework synthesis. BMJ Open, e040634, vol. 10(11). link> doi> full text>
  • Pilkington K, Ridge DT, Igwesi-Chidobe CN, Chew-Graham CA, Little P, Babatunde O, Corp N, McDermott C, Cheshire A. 2020. A relational analysis of an invisible illness: A meta-ethnography of people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and their support needs. Soc Sci Med, 113369, vol. 265. link> doi> full text>
  • Corp N, Mansell G, Stynes S, Wynne-Jones G, Morsø L, Hill JC, van der Windt DA. 2021. Evidence-based treatment recommendations for neck and low back pain across Europe: A systematic review of guidelines. Eur J Pain, 275-295, vol. 25(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Kavanaugh A, Coates LC, van der Windt DA, Corp N, Soriano ER. 2020. GRAPPA Treatment Recommendations: Updates and Methods. J Rheumatol Suppl, 41-45, vol. 96. link> doi>
  • Mughal F, Troya MI, Dikomitis L, Chew-Graham CA, Corp N, Babatunde OO. 2020. Role of the GP in the management of patients with self-harm behaviour: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract, e364-e373, vol. 70(694). link> doi> full text>
  • Machin AR, Babatunde O, Haththotuwa R, Scott I, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Corp N, Chew-Graham CA, Hider SL. 2020. Correction to: The association between anxiety and disease activity and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rheumatol, 1373-1375, vol. 39(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Machin AR, Babatunde O, Haththotuwa R, Scott I, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Corp N, Chew-Graham CA, Hider SL. 2020. The association between anxiety and disease activity and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rheumatol, 1471-1482, vol. 39(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Sam S, Sharma R, Corp N, Igwesi-Chidobe C, Babatunde OO. 2020. Shared decision making in musculoskeletal pain consultations in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Int Health, 455-471, vol. 12(5). link> doi>
  • Curtis E, Fuggle N, Shaw S, Spooner L, Ntani G, Parsons C, Corp N, Honvo G, Baird J, Maggi S, Dennison E, Bruyère O, Reginster J-Y, Cooper C. 2019. Safety of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitors in Osteoarthritis: Outcomes of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Drugs and Aging, 25-44, vol. 36(Suppl 1). link> doi> full text>
  • Fuggle N, Curtis E, Shaw S, Spooner L, Bruyère O, Ntani G, Parsons C, Conaghan PG, Corp N, Honvo G, Uebelhart D, Baird J, Dennison E, Reginster J-Y, Cooper C. 2019. Safety of Opioids in Osteoarthritis: Outcomes of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Drugs and Aging, 129-143, vol. 36(Suppl 1). link> doi> full text>
  • Watt FE, Corp N, Kingsbury SR, Frobell R, Englund M, Felson DT, Levesque M, Majumdar S, Wilson C, Beard DJ, Lohmander LS, Kraus VB, Roemer F, Conaghan PG, Mason DJ, Arthritis Research UK Osteoarthritis and Crystal Disease Clinical Study Group Expert Working Group. 2019. Towards prevention of post-traumatic osteoarthritis: report from an international expert working group on considerations for the design and conduct of interventional studies following acute knee injury. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 23-33, vol. 27(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Corp N, Jordan JL, Croft PR. 2018. Justifications for using complementary and alternative medicine reported by persons with musculoskeletal conditions: A narrative literature synthesis. PLoS One, e0200879, vol. 13(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Corp N, Jordan JL, Hayden JA, Irvin E, Parker R, Smith A, van der Windt DA. 2017. Protocol: a systematic review of studies developing and/or evaluating search strategies to identify prognosis studies. Syst Rev, 88, vol. 6(1). link> doi> full text>
  • 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, Arden NK. 2016. Harmonising data collection from osteoarthritis studies to enable stratification: recommendations on core data collection from an Arthritis Research UK clinical studies group. Rheumatology (Oxford), 1394-1402, vol. 55(8). link> doi> full text>
  • Felson DT, Redmond AC, Chapman GJ, Smith TO, Hamilton DF, Jones RK, Holt CA, Callaghan MJ, Mason DJ, Arthritis Research UK Osteoarthritis and Crystal Diseases Clinical Studies Group, Conaghan PG. 2016. Recommendations for the conduct of efficacy trials of treatment devices for osteoarthritis: a report from a working group of the Arthritis Research UK Osteoarthritis and Crystal Diseases Clinical Studies Group. Rheumatology (Oxford), 320-326, vol. 55(2). link> doi>
  • Doos L, Roberts EO, Corp N, Kadam UT. 2014. Multi-drug therapy in chronic condition multimorbidity: a systematic review. Fam Pract, 654-663, vol. 31(6). link> doi>
  • Nakamura M, Corp N, Fujimoto M, Fujita S, Hanamura S, Hayaki H, Hosaka K, Huffman MA, Inaba A, Inoue E, Itoh N, Kutsukake N, Kiyono-Fuse M, Kooriyama T, Marchant LF, Matsumoto-Oda A, Matsusaka T, McGrew WC, Mitani JC, Nishie H, Norikoshi K, Sakamaki T, Shimada M, Turner LA, Wakibara JV, Zamma K. 2013. Home Range of Mahale Chimpanzees: From 16 years’ Data. Primates: journal of primatology, 171-182, vol. 54(2). doi>
  • Corp N and Pendry B. 2013. The role of Western herbal Medicine in the treatment of gout. Journal of Herbal Medicine. doi>
  • Tsaroucha A, Kingston P, Stewart A, Walton IJ, Corp N. 2012. Assessing the effectiveness of the ‘Human Givens’ approach in treating depression: A quasi experimental study in primary care. Mental Health Review, 90-103, vol. 17(2). doi>
  • Tsaroucha A, Kingston P, Corp N, Walton I, Stewart A. 2012. The Emotional Needs Audit (ENA): A report on its validity and reliability. Mental Health Review, 81-89, vol. 17(2). doi>
  • Corp N, Hayaki H, Matsusaka T, Fujita S, Hosaka K, Kutsukake N, Nakamura M, Nakamura M, Nishie H, Shimada M, Zamma K, Wallauer W, Nishida T. 2009. Prevalence of muzzle-rubbing and hand-rubbing behavior in wild chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania. Primates, 184-189, vol. 50(2). doi>
  • Corp N, Tsaroucha A, Kingston P. 2008. Human Givens Therapy: The Evidence Base. Mental Health Review Journal, 44-52, vol. 13(4).
  • Corp N. 2007. Recognition, intervention, prevention. Public Service Review: Health and Social Care, vol. 10.
  • Trewhella WJ, Rodriguez-Clark KM, Corp N, Entwistle A, Garrett SRT, Granek E, Lengel KL, Raboude MJ, Reason PF, Sewall BJ. 2005. Environmental education as a component of multidisciplinary conservation programs: Lessons from conservation initiatives for critically endangered fruit bats in the western Indian Ocean. Conservation Biology, 75-85, vol. 19(1). doi>
  • Byrne RW and Corp N. 2004. Neocortex size predicts deception rate in primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 1693-1699, vol. 271(1549). doi>
  • Trewhella WJ, Rodriguez-Clark KM, Corp N, Entwistle A, Garrett SRT, Granek E, Lengel KL, Powell VJ, Raboude MJ, Reason PF, Sewall BJ. 2004. Education, education, education! Lessons from conservation initiatives for the Critically Endangered fruit bats Pteropus livingstonii, P. rodricensis and P. voeltzkowi in the Western Indian Ocean, concerning locally-based bat population monitoring programmes. Bat Research News, 161, vol. 45(3).
  • Corp N and Byrne R. 2004. Sex difference in chimpanzee handedness. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 62-68, vol. 123(1). doi>
  • Nishida T, Corp N, Hamai M, Hasegawa T, Hiraiwa-Hasegawa M, Hosaka K, Hunt KD, Itoh N, Kawanaka K, Matsumoto-Oda A, Mitani JC, Nakamura M, Norikoshi K, Sakamaki T, Turner L, Uehara S, Zamma K. 2003. Demography, female life history, and reproductive profiles among the chimpanzees of Mahale. American Journal of Primatology, 99-121, vol. 59(3). doi>
  • Corp N and Byrne RW. 2002. Leaf processing by wild chimpanzees: Physically defended leaves reveal complex manual skills. Ethology, 673-696, vol. 108(8). doi>
  • Corp N and Byrne RW. 2002. The ontogeny of manual skill in wild chimpanzees: Evidence from feeding on the fruit of Saba florida. Behaviour, 137-168, vol. 139. doi>
  • Byrne R, Corp N, Byrne J. 2001. Manual dexterity in the gorilla: bimanual and digit role differentiation in a natural task. Animal Cognition, 347-361, vol. 4(3-4). doi>
  • Byrne RW, Corp N, Byrne JME. 2001. Estimating the complexity of animal behaviour: How mountain gorillas eat thistles. Behaviour, 525-557, vol. 138. doi>
  • Corp N, Gorman ML, Speakman JR. 1999. Daily energy expenditure of free-living male Wood Mice in different habitats and seasons. Functional Ecology, 585-593, vol. 13(5). doi>
  • Raffaelli D, Balls P, Way S, Patterson IJ, Hohmann S, Corp N. 1999. Major long-term changes in the ecology of the Ythan estuary, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; how important are physical factors?. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 219-236, vol. 9(2). doi>
  • Corp N, Spalton A, Gorman ML. 1998. The influence of rainfall on range in a female desert ungulate: the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in the Sultanate of Oman. Journal of Zoology, 369-377, vol. 246. doi>
  • Entwistle A and Corp N. 1997. The diet of Pteropus voeltzkowi, an endangered fruit bat endemic to Pemba Island, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 351-360, vol. 35(4). doi>
  • Corp N, Gorman ML, Speakman JR. 1997. Apparent absorption efficiency and gut morphometry of wood mice, Apodemus sylvaticus, from two distinct populations with different diets. Physiological Zoology, 610-614, vol. 70(6). doi>
  • Corp N, Gorman ML, Speakman JR. 1997. Seasonal variation in the resting metabolic rate of male wood mice Apodemus sylvaticus from two contrasting habitats 15 km apart. Journal of Comparative Physiology B-Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology, 229-239, vol. 167(3). doi>
  • Entwistle A and Corp N. 1997. Status and distribution of the Pemba flying fox Pteropus voeltzkowi. Oryx, 135-142, vol. 31(2). doi>
  • Corp N, Gorman ML, Speakman JR. 1997. Ranging behaviour and time budgets of male wood mice Apodemus sylvaticus in different habitats and seasons. Oecologia, 242-250, vol. 109(2). doi>
  • Corp N and Morgan AJ. 1991. Accumulation of heavy metals from polluted soils by the earthworm, Lumbricus rubellus: can laboratory exposure of 'control' worms reduce biomonitoring problems?. Environmental Pollution, 39-52, vol. 74(1). doi>
  • Babatunde OO, Bishop A, Cottrell E, Jordan JL, Corp N, Humphries K, Hadley-Barrows T, Huntley AL, van der Windt DA. 2020. A systematic review and evidence synthesis of non-medical triage, self-referral and direct access services for patients with musculoskeletal pain. PLoS One, e0235364, vol. 15(7). link> doi> full text>

Chapters

  • Morgan JE, Morgan AJ, Corp N. 1992. Assessing soil metal pollution with earthworms: Indices derived from regression analyses. In Ecotoxicology of earthworms. Greig-Smith PW, Becker H, Edwards PI, Heimbach F (Eds.). Intercept Ltd.

Other

  • Chiu S, Babatunde O, Corp N, Forsyth J, Van der Windt D, Paskins Z. 2019. Systematic Review of Patient Outcomes and Treatment Moderators following Wrist Fractures. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (p. 101, vol. 106). link>
  • Fuggle NR, Curtis EM, Shaw S, Spooner L, Bruyere O, Ntanil G, Parsons C, Conaghan PG, Corp N, Honvo G, Maggi S, Uebelhart D, Baird J, Dennison EM, Reginster J-Y, Cooper C. 2019. SAFETY OFANALGESICS, NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS AND OPIOIDS. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL (pp. S186-S187, vol. 30). link>
  • Machin AR, Haththotuwa R, Babatunde O, Scott I, Bucknall M, Corp N, Chew-Graham CA, Hider SL. 2019. THE IMPACT OF ANXIETY ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND DISEASE ACTIVITY IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 78, vol. 58). link>
  • Hu X-Y, Corp N, Quicke J, Lai L, Blondel C, Stuart B, Abdelmotelb A, Leweth G, Mallen C, Moore M. 2018. ROSA CANINA FRUIT (ROSEHIP) FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS: A COCHRANE REVIEW. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (p. S344, vol. 26). link> doi>