Gary Macfarlane

Professor, Chair in Epidemiology, Deputy Director of Institute of Applied Health Sciences

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    Gary Macfarlane has been Chair in Epidemiology (Clinical) at The University of Aberdeen since 2005 and previously held the same post at The University of Manchester from 1999. He is also Deputy Director of the Institute of Institute of Applied Health Sciences And Honorary Consultant in the Department of Public Health in NHS Grampian. He trained in Statistics/ Computing Science and then Medicine at The University of Glasgow before undertaking his PhD at The University of Bristol. He worked at the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan before leading a programme of chronic pain research at the Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit at the University of Manchester.

    He leads the Epidemiology group at the University of Aberdeen which has programmes of research in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMD) and Ageing. The RMD programme focuses on: musculoskeletal pain (including fibromyalgia), rheumatic fatigue and axial sponyloarthropathy. It has current funding of ~£6m, it runs the British Society of Rheumatology Biologics Register in Ankylosing Spondylitis (BSRBR-AS), is establishing a similar register in Psoriatic Arthritis (BSRBR-PsA) and is part of the Arthritis Research UK/Medical Research Council Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work (with University of Southampton). Professor Macfarlane is a Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. 

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    Chronic Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
    Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
    Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
    Fatigue Medicine & Life Sciences
    Population Medicine & Life Sciences
    Fibromyalgia Medicine & Life Sciences
    Odds Ratio Medicine & Life Sciences
    Ankylosing Spondylitis Medicine & Life Sciences

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    Research Output 2001 2019

    3 Citations (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)

    AAPT Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia

    Arnold, L. M., Bennett, R. M., Crofford, L. J., Dean, L. E., Clauw, D. J., Goldenberg, D. L., Fitzcharles, M-A., Paiva, E. S., Staud, R., Sarzi-Puttini, P., Buskila, D. & Macfarlane, G. J., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Pain. 20, 6, p. 611-628 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
    Somatoform Disorders
    Clinical Trials
    Chronic Pain
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Biological Products
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    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., 20 May 2019, In : BMC Rheumatology. 3, 19.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Biological Products
    Population Groups
    Cluster Analysis
    7 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    Pain Management
    Back Pain
    Mass Media
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Cost-utility of maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal arm pain: an economic evaluation of data from a randomised controlled trial

    Neilson, A. R., Jones, G. T., MacFarlane, G. J., Walker-Bone, K., Burton, K., Heine, P. J., McCabe, C. S., McConnachie, A., Palmer, K. T., Coggon, D. & McNamee, P., Apr 2019, In : Family Practice. 36, 2, p. 179-186 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Quality-Adjusted Life Years
    Cost-Benefit Analysis
    Randomized Controlled Trials
    Costs and Cost Analysis