Nadine Foster, DPhil

University of Greenland

Prof Nadine Foster is a physiotherapist, Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and previous National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator and NIHR Research Professor. She recently moved to the role of Professor and Director of the STARS Education and Research Alliance between the University of Queensland and Metro North Hospital and Health System (HHS) in Queensland, Australia (STARS: Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service).

Her research focuses on musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain and osteoarthritis (knee, hip, shoulder), developing, testing and implementing treatments and new models for health services. She has led or collaborated on more than 22 randomised trials, attracting over £43 million in research funding. She has supervised 14 PhD students to completion and has over 230 peer reviewed publications, including studies of new models of care including stratified care (subgrouping patients and targeting treatments) and stepped care (reserving more intensive and expensive interventions for those that need them most).