Senior Investigator Profile

First NameMartin
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor of Primary Care
DepartmentWarwick Medical School
Telephone024 76574664
InstitutionUniversity of Warwick
NHS TrustUniversity Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Region NameWest Midlands
Primary Research FieldPrimary Health Care
Secondary Research FieldOrthopaedics
BiographyMartin Underwood is Professor of Primary Care Research at Warwick Medical School. He is Director of Warwick CTU. His main area of research interest is the community management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders. His work includes qualitative studies, systematic reviews, observational epidemiology and definitive randomised controlled trials. Completed trials have evaluated the use of manual therapy, exercise, and a cognitive behavioural treatment for low back pain, topical anti-inflammatory drugs for osteoarthritis, early intervention for neck (whiplash) injury, exercise for depression in care residents, and supportive self-management for people living with chronic pain. Current studies include a trial of supportive self-management for people living with chronic headaches and a trial of opioid reduction in people living with chronic pain .

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