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Our research is overseen by the following groups to ensure our work is relevant, useful and of the highest standard.

Infrastructure team

The infrastructure team is integral to all of our research projects throughout the entire process of planning, data collection and processing. They provide legal advice and risk management of our studies, as well as ensuring appropriate storage, movement of the data.

As well as the Directors, the Infrastructure team includes the following staff.

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David Selby

Research Associate in Data Science


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Denise Faulkner

Centre Manager


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Elaine Mackey

Research Information Governance Manager


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Ilina Serafimova

Centre Communication Manager


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Syed Mustafa Ali

Research Associate


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Yuanyuan Zhang

Data Scientist


Scientific advisory board

The board is a multi-disciplinary group of scientists with expertise across each of our research themes. They provide guidance and overview of the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis for the duration of our five year award (2018-2023) from Versus Arthritis.

Research advisory group

The Research Advisory group is currently being reorganised. The list of members will be available soon.

Research user group

The research user group (RUG) was established in 2009 by the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research and expanded in 2012. It is a patient-partner initiative supported by the University, The National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre, and Versus Arthritis.

The RUG is made up of people with an active interest in musculoskeletal health, either because they have a condition themselves or they care for people who do.

Learn more about our research user group.