• Polwarth Building

    AB25 2ZD Aberdeen

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Epidemiology Group within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences has the following aims:

  • To determine the epidemiology of specific rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, with a focus on modifiabile risk factors
  • To use this information to inform the design of clinical trials of management and public health interventions with a goal of improving outcomes for patients and the public.

Professor Gary J Macfarlane, Head of the Epidemiology Group, is Clinical Chair of Epidemiology and Deputy Director of the Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

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Chronic Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Fatigue Medicine & Life Sciences
Odds Ratio Medicine & Life Sciences
Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Confidence Intervals Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Age at Onset of Walking in Infancy Is Associated With Hip Shape in Early Old Age

Ireland, A., Saunders, F. R., Muthuri, S. G., Pavlova, A., Hardy, R., Martin, K., Barr, R., Kuh, D., Aspden, R. M., Gregory, J. & Cooper, R., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 34, 3, p. 455-463 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Age of Onset
Femur Neck
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Biological Products

AxSpA patients who also meet criteria for fibromyalgia: identifying distinct patient clusters using data from a UK national register (BSRBR-AS)

MacFarlane, G. J., Pathan, E., Siebert, S., Packham, J., Gaffney, K., Choy, E. H., Sengupta, R., Atzeni, F., Martin, K. R., Jones, G. T. & Dean, L., 25 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : BMC Rheumatology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Elizabeth Russell Research Prize

Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Public Health

Press / Media

NHS Lothian offers 'bad news' recordings to prostate cancer patients

Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

New cancer patients to get recordings of their consultations’

Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Cancer patients given CDs of consultations.

Sarah Elizabeth Murdoch


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research