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This page lists our most recent publications. For publications from 1986-2015, please see earlier publications.


  1. Alvand A, Khan T, Jenkins C, Rees JL, Jackson WF, Dodd CAF, Murray DW, Price AJ. The impact of patient-specific instrumentation on unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomised controlled study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2017.
  2. Hamilton TW, Choudhary R, Jenkins C, Mellon SJ, Dodd CAF, Murray DW, Pandit HG. Lateral osteophytes do not represent a contraindication to medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a 15-year follow-up. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2017; 25-3:652-9.
  3. Hamilton TW, Pandit HG, Inabathula A, Ostlere SJ, Jenkins C, Mellon SJ, Dodd CA, Murray DW. Unsatisfactory outcomes following unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in patients with partial thickness cartilage loss: a medium-term follow-up. Bone Joint J 2017; 99-B-4:475-82.
  4. Hamilton TW, Pandit HG, Jenkins C, Mellon SJ, Dodd CAF, Murray DW. Evidence-Based Indications for Mobile-Bearing Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty in a Consecutive Cohort of Thousand Knees. J Arthroplasty 2017; 32-6:1779-85.
  5. Hamilton TW, Pandit HG, Maurer DG, Ostlere SJ, Jenkins C, Mellon SJ, Dodd CAF, Murray DW. Anterior knee pain and evidence of osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint should not be considered contraindications to mobile-bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a 15-year follow-up. Bone Joint J 2017; 99-B-5:632-9.
  6. Kumar V, Pandit HG, Liddle AD, Borror W, Jenkins C, Mellon SJ, Hamilton TW, Athanasou N, Dodd CA, Murray DW. Comparison of outcomes after UKA in patients with and without chondrocalcinosis: a matched cohort study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2017; 25-1:319-24.
  7. Pandit H, Mancuso F, Jenkins C, Jackson WFM, Price AJ, Dodd CAF, Murray DW. Lateral unicompartmental knee replacement for the treatment of arthritis progression after medial unicompartmental replacement. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2017; 25-3:669-74.
  8. Pandit HG, Campi S, Hamilton TW, Dada OD, Pollalis S, Jenkins C, Dodd CAF, Murray DW. Five-year experience of cementless Oxford unicompartmental knee replacement. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2017; 25-3:694-702.
  9. Moore M, Barker K. The validity and reliability of the four square step test in different adult populations: a systematic review. Systematic Reviews 2017; 6:187
  10. Toye F, Room J, Barker KL. Do I really want to be going on a bloody diet? Gendered narratives in older men with painful knee osteoarthritis. Disabil Rehabil. 2017 May 8:1-7.
  11. Room J, Hannink E, Dawes H, Barker KL. What interventions are used to improve exercise adherence in older people and what behavioural techniques are they based on? A systematic review. BMJ Open 2017; 7:e019221.
  12. Minns Lowe CJ, Moser J, Barker KL. Why participants in the United Kingdom rotator cuff tear (UKUFF) trial did not remain in their allocated treatment arm: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy 2017; DOI10.1016/ 2017.09.002.
  13. Barker KL, Minns Lowe CJ, Toye F. 'It is a Big Thing': Exploring the Impact of Osteoarthritis from the Perspective of Adults Caring for Parents – The Sandwich Generation. Musculoskeletal Care 2017; 15:49–58. DOI: 10.1002/msc.1139.
  14. Peryer G, Minns Lowe C, Loke Y, Sackley C (2017) Standard operating procedures for managing adverse events in trials that do not involve an investigational medicinal product: a protocol for a Delphi consensus study. In: 4th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC) and the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials, 2017-05-07 - 2017-05-10.
  15. Minns Lowe C, Milton K, Kelly P, Foster C, Barker K. The effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity and exercise for adults with long term musculoskeletal conditions: a rapid review. Physiotherapy Research Unit: Oxford 2017: ISBN: 978-1-5262-0725-8. Download pdf here (1.23 MB)
  16. Minns Lowe CJ, Milton K, Kelly P, Foster C, Barker K 'Walk30X5': the development and feasibility evaluation of a physiotherapy walking programme for people with mild to moderate musculoskeletal conditions. Physiotherapy 2017; 103, Supplement 1, Pages e23–e24. DOI:
  17. Toye F, Seers K, Barker KL. Meta-ethnography to understand healthcare professionals' experience of treating adults with chronic non-malignant pain. BMJ Open. 2017 Dec 21; 7(12):e018411. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018411.
  18. Toye F, Seers K, Tierney S, Barker KL. A qualitative evidence synthesis to explore healthcare professionals' experience of prescribing opioids to adults with chronic non-malignant pain. BMC Fam Pract. 2017 Nov 25; 18(1):94. doi: 10.1186/s12875-017-0663-8
  19. Scott-Dempster C, Toye F, Barker K. The experience of activity pacing in chronic pain management - An interpretive phenomenological analysis of out-patient physiotherapists and patients. Physiother Theory Pract. 2017 Nov; 33(11): 841-849. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1357149. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
  20. Toye F, Seers K, Hannink E, Barker K. A mega-ethnography of eleven qualitative evidence syntheses exploring the experience of living with chronic non-malignant pain. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2017 Aug 1; 17(1):116. doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0392-7.
  21. Hopewell S, Keene DJ, Maia Schlüssel M, Dritsaki M, Dutton S, Carr A, Hamilton W, Hansen Z, Jaggi A, Littlewood C, Soutakbar H, Heine P, Cureton L, Barker K, Lamb SE. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of progressive exercise compared with best practice advice, with or without corticosteroid injection, for the treatment of rotator cuff disorders: protocol for a 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial (the GRASP trial). BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 17; 7(7):e018004. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018004.
  22. Newman M, Barker K. Rehabilitation of revision total hip replacement: A multi-centre survey of current practice. Musculoskeletal Care. 2017 Dec; 15(4):386-394. doi: 10.1002/msc.1187. Epub 2017 Mar 20.
  23. Brealey S, Armstrong AL, Brooksbank A, Carr AJ, Charalambous CP, Cooper C, Corbacho B, Dias J, Donnelly I, Goodchild L, Hewitt C, Keding A, Kottam L, Lamb SE, McDaid C, Northgraves M, Richardson G, Rodgers S, Shah S, Sharp E, Spencer S, Torgerson D, Toye F, Rangan A. United Kingdom Frozen Shoulder Trial (UK FROST), multi-centre, randomised, 12 month, parallel group, superiority study to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of Early Structured Physiotherapy versus manipulation under anaesthesia versus arthroscopic capsular release for patients referred to secondary care with a primary frozen shoulder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Dec 22; 18(1):614. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2352-2.
  24. Nichols VP, Williamson E, Toye F, Lamb SE. A longitudinal, qualitative study exploring sustained adherence to a hand exercise programme for rheumatoid arthritis evaluated in the SARAH trial. Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Sep; 39(18):1856-1863. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1212111. Epub 2016 Aug 24


  1. Barker KL, Heelas L, Toye F. Introducing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to a physiotherapy led pain rehabilitation programme: An Action Research Study. Br J Pain 2016; 10:22-28.
  2. Barker KL, Minns Lowe CJ, Toye F. It is a big thing: Exploring the impact of osteoarthritis from the perspective of adults caring for parents – The sandwich generation. Musculoskeletal Care; 2016. DOI:10.1002/msc.1139
  3. Newman M, Minns Lowe CJ, Barker KL. Spinal orthoses for vertebral osteoporosis and osteoporotic vertebral fracture: A systematic review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2016; 97: 1013-25.
  4. Toye F, Williamson E, Williams M, Fairbank J. & Lamb S. 2016. What value can qualitative research add to quantitative research design? An illustrated example from an adolescent idiopathic scoliosis trial feasibility study, Qualitative Health Research, accepted for publication (July 2016).
  5. Hamilton TW, Pistritto C, Jenkins C, Mellon SJ, Dodd CAF, Pandit HG, Murray DW. Unicompartmental knee replacement: Does the macroscopic status of the anterior cruciate ligament affect outcome?  Knee 2016 Feb 18 doi: doi:10.1016/knee.2016.01.013
  6. Ali A, Pandit H, Liddle A, Jenkins C, Mellon SJ, Dodd CAF, Murray DW.  Does activity affect the outcome of the Oxford unicompartmental knee replacement?  Available online in The Knee, January 2016 (THEKNE-D-14-00700R2).
  7. Davies L, Toye F, Barker KL. Experiences of patients who have received physiotherapy treatment for early hip OA. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. PRS conference abstract. June 2016 vol 23, No. 6.
  8. Newman M, Minns Lowe C, Barker KL. Spinal orthoses for vertebral osteoporosis and osteoporotic vertebral fracture. A systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2016; 97:1013-25.
  9. Barker KL, Toye F, Minns Lowe CJ. A qualitative systematic review of patients’ experience of osteoporosis using meta-ethnography. Arch Osteoporos (2016) 11:33 DOI 10.1007/s11657-016-0286-z.
  10. Barker KL, Beard D, Price A, Toye F, Underwood M, Drummond A, Collins G, Dutton S, Campbell H, Kenealy N, Room J, Lamb SE. Community-based Rehabilitation after Knee Arthroplasty (CORKA): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials (2016) 17:501. DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1629-1.
  11. Hill J, Kang S, Benedetto E, Myers H, Blackburn S, Smith S, Dunn K, Hay E, Rees J, Beard D, Glyn-Jones S, Barker KL, Ellis B, Fitzpatrick, Price A. Development and initial cohort validation of the Arthritis Research UK Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) for use across musculoskeletal care pathways. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012331. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012331.