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Centre Investigators

Richard Eastell

Professor Richard Eastell

Director of the Mellanby Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Professor of Bone Metabolism
‘Causes and treatment of bone diseases’

Janet Brown

Professor Janet Brown

Deputy Director of the Mellanby Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Chair in Translational Medical Oncology
‘Understanding the impact of cancer on the skeleton and optimisation of prevention and treatment strategies’


Dr Paul Arundel

Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic Bone Disease
‘Paediatric rare bone diseases – improving care and outcomes for children and families’

Meena Balasubramanian

Dr Meena Balasubramanian

Lead Consultant Bone Geneticist
‘Understanding genetic aetiology and phenotypic variability in bone fragility and                                                       translational biology of                                             bone disease’

 Professor Ilaria   Bellantuono

 Professor in   Musculoskeletal   Ageing
 ‘Molecular players   in stem cell ageing’

Nick Bishop

Professor Nick Bishop

Professor of Paediatric Bone Disease
‘Bone fragility and disease in children’


Dr Pinaki Bhattacharya

Lecturer in Solid Biomechanics
‘Understanding mechanisms of bone disease progression                                                 across space and time                                             scales’

Andy Chantry

Dr Andy Chantry

Senior Clinical Lecturer
‘Anabolic agents in myeloma bone disease’

Philippe Clezardin

Professor Philippe Clezardin

Professor in Bone Oncology
‘Understanding of molecular mechanisms that govern breast                                                    cancer cell                                                                  colonization                                                                of the bone marrow’

Robert Coleman

Professor Robert Coleman, Lifelong Mellanby Centre Member

Professor of Medical Oncology
‘Prevention and treatment of bone                                                     metastases’

Enrico Dall’Ara

Dr Enrico Dall’Ara

Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Multiscale Imaging
‘Understanding the properties of musculoskeletal tissues                                           across the space and                                                 time scales’

Sarah Davis

Ms Sarah Davis

Health Economics Lead ‘Estimating the cost effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of fractures’

Paul Dimitri

Professor Paul Dimitri

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Deputy Director for the Medicines for Children                                             Research Network (East)
                                         ‘The relationship                                                       between fat and bone in
                                         children and novel                                                     methods of bone                                                       imaging’

Alison Gartland

Professor Alison Gartland

Professor of Bone and Cancer Biology
‘Mechanisms of                                                         musculoskeletal

Paul Hatton

Professor Paul Hatton

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
‘Medical devices and regenerative therapies’

Ingunn Holen

Professor Ingunn Holen

Professor in Bone Oncology
‘Cancer-induced bone disease’

David Hughes

Dr David Hughes

Consultant Histopathologist
‘Understanding bone disease by morphology’

Dr Aymen Idris

Senior lecturer of musculoskeletal pharmacology
‘Primary interest pharmacology of inflammation’


Shelly Lawson

Dr Shelly Lawson

‘The use of novel-bone targeted therapies to treat multiple myeloma’


Xinshan Li

Dr Xinshan (Shannon) Li

‘Continuum modelling of the musculoskeletal system’


Claudia Mazzà

Dr Claudia Mazzà

‘Understanding the biomechanics of human movement’

Eugene McCloskey

Professor Eugene McCloskey

Lead of Musculoskeletal Priority Group
‘Risk factors for bone diseases’

Amaka Offiah

Professor Amaka Offiah

Chair in Paediatric Musculoskeletal Radiology
‘The optimisation of                                                 current techniques and                                           development of novel                                               methods of imaging the                                           paediatric                                                                   musculoskeletal system’

Penelope Ottewell

Dr Penelope Ottewell

Senior Lecturer ‘Molecular mechanisms that drive breast cancer metastasis to bone and identification of therapeutic                       

Nicola Peel

Dr Nicola Peel

Consultant Physician ‘Diagnosis and monitoring of osteoporosis’

Henry Roehl

Dr Henry Roehl

Senior Lecturer
‘Zebrafish musculoskeletal development’

Graham Russell

Professor Graham Russell, Lifelong Mellanby Centre Member

Professor of Musculoskeletal Pharmacology
‘Pharmacology of drugs                                           to improve treatment of                                           bone disease’

Dr Marian Schini

Consultant and Clinical Research Fellow
‘Osteoporosis and calcium metabolism disorders

Tim Skerry

Professor Tim Skerry

Professor of Orthopaedic Biology
‘Response of the skeleton to exercise’

Ilaria Bellantuono

Dr Jennifer Walsh

Senior Clinical Lecturer ‘Endocrine influences on bone metabolism’

Dr Ning Wang

Dr Ning Wang

Principal Investigator
‘Understand the impact of exercise on cancer induced bone diseases’

Mark Wilkinson

Professor Mark Wilkinson

Professor of Orthopaedics
‘Bone diseases and prosthetic joints’

Caroline Wilson

Dr Caroline Wilson

Medical Oncology Consultant and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
‘Breast cancer and bone metastasis’