Meet the Team

The STAR research team is managed by an experienced team of researchers, clinicians and scientists.

The team is led by Dr Jennifer Ryan who is a lecturer in physiotherapy at Brunel University London.

Grace Lavelle and Marika Noorkoiv are Research Fellows and work directly with physiotherapists and people who are taking part in the study. They organise appointments for the assessments and arrange the exercise group. If you take part, they will be the people doing the assessments with you.

The other members of the research team are:

Dr. Cherry Kilbride – Cherry is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Brunel University London

Dr. Thomas Korff – Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at Brunel University London

Dr. Nicola Theis – Nicola is a Lecturer in Biomechanics at St. Mary’s University

Dr. Adam Shortland – Adam is a Consultant Clinical Scientist at Guy’s Hospital

Wendy Levin – Wendy is a Physiotherapist at Swiss Cottage School

Professor Bill Baltzopoulos – Bill is a Professor in Biomechanics at Brunel University London