Engaging Older People and their carers to develop Interventions for the self-management of Chronic pain

Dr Clare Clarke

Clare Clarke is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant within the Division of Population Health Sciences at the University of Dundee. She is a dual-qualified health professional having trained both as a Podiatrist and Physiotherapist. She worked primarily as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within the NHS and completed an MSc degree in Manual Therapy (with Membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists – MACP) in 2009, prior to under-taking her PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University (2009 – 2014).  Her doctoral studies involved monitoring physical activity levels in those with peripheral arterial disease and the title of her PhD thesis was ‘Free-Living Daily Physical Activity as an Outcome Measure in Patients with Intermittent Claudication’.  Clare is currently undertaking a qualitative systematic review based on self-management of chronic pain in older adults as part of her role within the EOPIC team and her main areas of interest are in chronic pain management and physical activity monitoring.