Our research funding and research travel grants are outlined below:

  • 2022- ongoing: NeuOst - Osteopathy for Diabetic Neuropathy project. David Hohenschurz-Schmidt, Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi, Steven Vogel, from the Osteopathic Foundation (£20,000) and the Alan and Sheila Diamond Charitable Trust (£50,000) 
  • 2021 – ongoing: Osteo-TAQ Australia: Osteopaths Therapeutic Approaches in Australia. Dr Oliver Thomson, Dr Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischman, and Dr Gopi McLeod. £6,800 from Osteopathy Australia. 
  • 2020 – 2024: International osteopathic research leadership fellowship: Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi and Dr Oliver Thomson (UTS Australia), funded by the Osteopathic Foundation and Osteopathy Australia
  • 2021 – 2023: UrGEnT: Underrepresented Groups Experiences in osteopathic Training – a mixed methods study assessing cultural humility in student osteopaths and experiences of training in students from underrepresented groups. Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi, Dr John Hammond, Steven Vogel, Dr Hilary Abbey, Andrew MacMillan, Yinka Fabusuyi. £38,000 from the Osteopathic Foundation, the University College of Osteopathy, the GOsC and the iO. 
  • 2019 – 2022: Crying, Unsettled and Distressed Infants: Effectiveness Study (CUTIES). Dr Dawn Carnes, Steven Vogel, Sanobar Vohra, Dr Kevin Brownhill, Dr Phil Bright, Dr Roger Engel, Dr Sandra Grace, Prof Paul Vaucher, Ms Karen Carol NCOR £87,000. 
  • 2019 –  2022: PhD studentship in neuropathic pain, hosted at Imperial College London. Successful applicant: David Hohenschurz-Schmidt. Funding from the Alan and Sheila Diamond Charitable Trust (£100,000)
  • 2019 – 2022: OSCAR: Osteopathic Single Case Research. Assessing the effectiveness of biopsychosocial pain management in osteopathic practice: a single case experimental design study. Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi, Dr Hilary Abbey, Steven Vogel. £20,000 grant from the Osteopathic Foundation 
  • 2019 – 2020: OIA Global Report update. Prof Dawn Carnes. Funded by Osteopathic International Alliance £10,000 
  • 2019: Effectiveness of common interventions for the treatment of colic, positional plagiocephaly and congenital muscular torticollis: a systematic review. Prof Dawn Carnes, Dr Julie Ellwood, Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi. £15,000 grant from the Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics 
  • 2018 – 2022: EdACHe: assessment of osteopaths’ knowledge in headaches, development of an e-learning course and assessment of effectiveness of e-learning course to improve osteopaths’ knowledge in assessing headaches. OPHM and UCO (Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi) collaborate on the Osteopathic Foundation funded project: £20,000 
  • Knowledge, attitudes and usage of the Biopsychosocial model by osteopaths in New Zealand. Dr Kesava Sampath (Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand- PI). Dr Oliver Thomson, (UCO, UK) Dr Hemakumar Devan (University of Otago), Assoc Prof Steve Tumilty (Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand), Dr Ben Darlow (University of Otago), Mr Warwick Shillito (Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand), Ms Melissa Hanses (Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand) 
  • Attitudes and use of evidence-based practice (EBASE) amongst osteopaths in the UK, Sweden and Australia: a cross-sectional survey. Dr Tobias Sundberg (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), Dr Oliver Thomson, Dr Michael Ford (UCO, UK), Dr Phil Austin (Greenwich Hospital NSW, Australia), Dr Matthew Leach (University of South Australia), Dr Gary Fryer (Victoria University), Professor Jon Adams (University of Technology Sydney). 
  • 2016 – Society of Back Pain Research Travel Fellowship Award. Dr Kevin Brownhill. SBPR. Started in 2016. Duration 24 months. Amount £2034.
  • 2016 - Society of Back Pain Research Travel Fellowship Award. Dr Jerry Draper Rodi. SBPR. Started in 2016. Duration 24 months. Amount £1440.
  • 2013 - 2016 OsteoMAP: Developing an integrated, personalised osteopathic mindfulness and acceptance-based pain self-management programme. Dr Hilary Abbey, Dr Lorraine Nanke (Start: 10/06/2013; Duration: 36 months; Source: Innovation Fund, Improving Long-Term Care and Support (IESD4) 2012 The Department of Health. Grant; Amount: £256,000. ISRCTN: 04892266. NIHR CRN Portfolio (UKCRN 16731; R&D 147748). NHS Research Service Support Costs £1,500
  • 2013 - 2015 Measuring reassurance of Low back pain patients in primary care, Prof Tamar Pincus (PI, Applicant), Steven Vogel (Applicant). European Spine Society, Eurospine TFR Grant, Euro 29,973
  • 2009 - 2015 Optimal Management of Spinal Pain and Sciatica in Primary Care - Hay E, Hughes R, Duffy H, Ong P, Foster N, Dunn K, Stirling E, Lewis M, Konstantinou K, Main C, Stewart B, Croft P, Vogel S (Collaborator). (Start: 01/07/2009; Duration: 60 months; Source: NIHR Programme Grant; Amount: £1,981,142)
  • 2013 – 2015 Exploring and explaining the dynamics of osteopathic regulation, professionalism, and compliance with standards in practice. McGivern G, Waring J, Fischer M, Thomson O.P (Research assistant); Source: General Osteopathic Council; Amount £79,987.