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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dawn Carnes, PhD


Senior Research Fellow

Telephone: 020 7882 2546


Research Interests:

Chronic musculoskeletal pain, manual therapy, self management, non-drug pain management

Recent and ongoing research projects:

  • 2010 – 2011 General Osteopathic Council,
    Practitioner preparedness to practice (co-applicant), PI Della Freeth, IHSE
  • 2010 Tower Hamlets PCT,
    Self-management for chronic pain in the Bengali community (Applicant and PI)
  • 2009 - 2014 National Institute for Health Research,
    Improving self-management for chronic pain (co-applicant and co-author) (Programme Study Manager)
  • 2008 – 2009 General Osteopathic Council,
    Adverse Events in manual therapy (Applicant and PI)
  • 2007 - 2010 Tower Hamlets PCT,
    Tower Hamlets Chronic pain initiative (PI)


Carnes D, Anwer Y, Underwood M., Harding G, Parsons S. Influence on older people’s decision making regarding choice of topical or oral NSAIDS for knee pain: qualitative study. BMJ. Jan 2008; 336: 142-145

Carnes D, Parsons S, Ashby D, Breen A, Foster N, Pincus T, Vogel S, Underwood M. Chronic Musculoskeletal pain rarely present in a single body site: results from a UK population study. Rheumatology (Oxford) Jul 2007; 46 (7):1168-1170

Carnes D, Homer KE, Miles CL, Pincus T, Underwood M, Rahman A, Taylor SJC. Effective delivery styles and content for self-management interventions for chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic literature review. Clin J Pain. 2011 (in press)

Pincus T, Miles CL, Carnes D, Homer KE, Taylor SJC, Bremner SA, Rahman A, Underwood M. Can we identify how programmes aimed at promoting self management in musculoskeletal pain work and who benefits? A systematic review of sub-group analysis within RCTs. Eur J Pain. 2011. Feb 26.

Pincus T, Miles C, Froud R, Underwood M, Carnes D, Taylor S. Methodological criteria for the assessment of moderators in systematic reviews of Randomised Controlled Trials: a consensus study. BMC Med. Res. Meth 2011; 11:14

Miles C, Pincus T, Carnes D, Underwood M, Taylor SJC. Measuring pain self-efficacy. Clin J Pain. 2011 Jun;27(5):461-70

Carnes D, Mars T, Mullinger B, Froud R, Underwood M. Adverse events and manual therapy: a systematic review. Manual Therapy Aug 2010; 15 (4): 355-363

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