Meet the team

The research study team includes physiotherapists, rheumatologists and GPs. The team consists of

  • Professor George Peat who is leading the team 
  • Dr Melanie Holden, who is the Associate Investigator, helping Professor Peat to lead the study 
  • Dr Liz Hartshorne is the Trial Manager 
  • Hannah Hudson is the Study Coordinator
  • Alicia Bratt is the Lead Study Administrator 
  • Clare Gething is the Study Support Administrator
  • Professor Fraser Birrell is leading the study in Northumbria 
  • Professor Michael Callaghan is leading the study in Manchester 


We are also working with NHS Physiotherapists to deliver the trial within PROP-OA clinics.