NCOR Director – Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi
Jerry graduated in France in 2007 and moved to the UK in 2009. He works in private clinical practice and is an Associate Professor at the University College of Osteopathy. He completed his doctorate in 2016 on the biopsychosocial management of low back pain with a main focus on translating evidence in clinical practice.
Jerry’s interests centre around the management, treatment and care of those with long-term musculoskeletal pain. He is currently the primary investigator on two projects: OSCaR, a single case experimental design on low back pain and UrGEnT, a mixed methods study on the experience of students from underrepresented groups in osteopathic training and all UK osteopathy students’ cultural humility. He also works in collaboration with the Osteopaths for Progress in Headaches and Migraines (OPHM) on an educational project on headaches.
Jerry supervises David Hohenschurz-Schmidt, PhD candidate at Imperial College London, who is looking at best research methods for evaluating complex interventions, including osteopathy.
He is the Treasurer of the Society for Back Pain Research, formed in 1971 to promote the study of all clinical and scientific aspects of spinal and neck pain and to encourage research into its causes, treatment and prevention.
Jerry was appointed Director of NCOR in November 2021. His role is to manage and develop NCOR, work with a variety of stakeholders to devise strategies and advocate and promote research awareness and research amongst osteopaths to advance and optimise patient treatment and care.
For a list of his positions and publications, please visit https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1900-6141
NCOR Senior Research Officer – Dr Carol Fawkes
Carol graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1988 and was awarded the Diploma in Osteopathy; she graduated from the British College of Acupuncture in 1992 with a Licentiate in Acupuncture.
Carol was awarded a PGCert in Evidence based in Health Care in 2006 from University of Oxford. She completed an MSc in Health Care Research Methods in 2005 and was awarded her PhD in 2017 at Barts and The London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Carol was appointed Research Officer for the National Council for Osteopathic Research in 2004. Her professional responsibilities involve running a network of research groups in the United Kingdom. These small groups undertake a variety of small projects and investigate a variety of topics using research evidence to inform practice.
Carol has been involved in the development of a data collection survey tool for osteopathy and a series of studies investigating adverse events in osteopathy. More recently she has taken on the responsibility and development of a project to collect osteopathic patient reported outcomes.
Research Fellow – Dr Daniel Bailey PhD
Daniel graduated from the BCNO in 2002 and has since worked in his own private practice in the Midlands, this has included a five-year spell in the medical department for the local premier league football club. In addition, Daniel has worked at multiple osteopathic education institutions since 2004, with varying responsibilities from clinic tutoring to course development. He has been a registrant member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) since 2020 and also sits on the Policy and Education Committee.
Daniel has a master’s degree in Neuromusculokeletal Healthcare from Keele University’s School of Physiotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Clinical Education. Daniel’s PhD was awarded from Keele University’s School of Medicine for developing and testing a new measure of adherence to exercise for musculoskeletal pain. His research interests include survey methodology, exercise, and adherence.
Click here to view Daniel’s research: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel-Bailey-17
Research Administrator – Stefanie Butendieck
Stefanie has recently embarked on her role as a Research Administrator supporting the National Council of Osteopathic Research. Holding an MSc. in Social Anthropology (LSE, UK) and an MA. in Cultural Management (UCM, Spain), she has also contributed as a volunteer Research Assistant and Editor at the Nuffield Centre of Experimental Social Sciences at Oxford University.
With a background spanning editorial management, academic coordination and event organisation, Stefanie brings a multidisciplinary working experience and is eager to contribute and learn from the field of osteopathic research and education.
Research Assistant – Amandine Senequier
Amandine graduated in 2021 with a Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) degree from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London. With a keen interest in sports, she enrolled on an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Exeter and graduated in September 2022.
Since graduating, Amandine has been working as an Osteopath in a private clinic and is a Research Associate at the University of Exeter. Currently, she is working on a project aiming to improve healthy lifestyle behaviours in adolescents with low socioeconomic status and a study investigating the use of digital physical activity materials in young people suffering from cystic fibrosis.
Amandine joined the NCOR in April 2023 to contribute to a study investigating the trustworthiness of osteopathic trials methodology.
- Maurice Cheng, Chair (iO)
- Matthew Redford (GOsC)
- Steven Vogel (UCO – COEI)
- Duncan Empey (OF)
NCOR is funded by the following organisations:
Osteopathic Educational Institutions:
- BCNO group (including the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and the European School of Osteopathy (ESO))
- College of Osteopaths
- London College of Osteopathic Medicine
- London School of Osteopathy (LSO)
- North East Surrey College of Technology Osteopathic School (NESCOT)
- Plymouth Marjon University
- Swansea University
- University College of Osteopathy (UCO)
NCOR is hosted by the University College of Osteopathy (UCO).