The trial is led by researchers at Keele University, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Manchester and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. They are working in partnership with Keele Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
The research study team includes physiotherapists, rheumatologists and GPs.
Professor George Peat who is leading the team
Dr Melanie Holden, who is the Associate Investigator, helping Professor Peat to lead the study
Dr Nicola Halliday is the Trial Manager
Hannah Hudson is the Study Coordinator
Clare Gething is the Lead Study Administrator
Amy Tong 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.