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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
Odds Ratio Medicine & Life Sciences
Fibromyalgia Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Ankylosing Spondylitis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2020

7 Citations (Scopus)
23 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
1 Citation (Scopus)
8 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