Prof Alison McGregor
Name: Alison McGregor
Institution: Imperial College London
Theme or Role: Establishing an impact toolkit
Brief biography: Alison is a Professor of Musculoskeletal Biodynamics at Imperial College London. Her research focuses on the musculoskeletal system with respect to mechanisms of injury; effects of injury on function and management. She has investigated injury/disease management using a variety of clinical and biomechanical approaches. She has also investigated aspects of management and surgical care including surveys of practice, clinical cohort studies, the development of evidenced-based information [www.tso.co.uk/bookshop] and a large randomised controlled multi-centre clinical trial investigating optimal post-operative management and published a Cochrane Review. Alison was a lead investigator in the Medical Engineering Solutions in Osteoarthritis Centre where she led an initiative into the use of technology to further rehabilitation. She currently leads the Rehabilitation Theme of Imperial’s Centre for Blast Injury Studies and currently supervises work on smart amputee sockets and the prevention of osteoporosis in above knee amputees.
Currently the project lead for the Research Feasibility Project to identify higher level evidence in OA to develop and impact toolkit for research quality scoring in OA.
Vision for the OATech+ Network: To facilitate the development of a translational and impact roadmap. To draw upon strengths and diversity of network to make solutions for OA prevention, diagnosis and management.