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Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Mr Austin Plunkett, BA M Ost


Telephone: 020 7882 7087


Austin graduated with distinction from the British School of Osteopathy in 2011, gaining a master’s degree. He joined the National Council for Osteopathic Research in 2014 to work as a research assistant. His role currently involves investigating means of disseminating research to the manual therapy professions. He analyses data from several of NCOR’s ongoing projects including patient reported outcomes and patient experiences surveys, and is contributing to an ongoing systematic review of paediatric patients in manual therapies (due for completion early 2017). He is a research advisor to Osteopathy Today, the magazine of the Institute of Osteopathy, the UK’s professional association for osteopaths. Austin is also currently organising NCOR’s 2017 conference on improving the management of persistent pain by manual therapists.


Research Interests:

  • Osteopathy
  • manual therapies
  • information dissemination
  • PROMs and PREMs
  • thematic analysis
  • paediatric conditions seen by manual therapists. 


Carnes D, Mars T, Plunkett A, Nanke L, Abbey H, 2017. A mixed methods evaluation of a third wave cognitive behavioural therapy and osteopathic treatment programme for chronic pain in primary care (OsteoMAP). International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 2017 Mar. doi: 10.1016/j.ijosm.2017.03.005. Available online at