Osteopathic Research

The BCNO Group's Research Department is dedicated to providing the best possible support for undergraduate and institutional research activity.

Our Research

The BCNO Group's strong research profile which helps inform teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. Evidence-based medicine is increasingly required to demonstrate the clinical effectiveness and impact of treatments.

Third Year Master of Osteopathy students are required to study research methods and then in year four, undertake a research project, presenting their final work as a published paper to tutors and fellow students.

Our Research Publications are frequently published in peer review journals and conference proceedings.

Peer reviewed publications:

Discover our most recent publications, with links to abstracts where available.

Historical publications are available upon request. If you would like more information, please contact research@bcnogroup.ac.uk.

Conference Presentations

The BCNO Group encourages graduates and staff who have conducted high-quality research projects to submit to a range of national and international conferences. In 2019, the ESO had seven abstracts accepted in the Institute of Osteopathy’s Research in Practice prize category at the iO Annual Conference. Two alumnae were awarded runner-up prizes; Samantha Watson and Tamsyn Webb.

Graduates Damien Laruelle and Annmarie O’Sullivan presented their research at the 49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Medical Ultrasound (Ultrasound 2017) and the UCO International Education Conference 2017 respectively.

In 2016, Graduate Jane Beazley had the fantastic opportunity of presenting her work at the Osteopathic European Academic Network (OsEAN) Conference in Vienna, where she was awarded first prize for best poster presentation.

The BCNO Group Research Team

The Research Department at the BCNO Group is dedicated to providing the best possible support for undergraduate and institutional research activity.

The research team is headed up by Philip Bright, Dévan Rajendran and Will Gowers. The team members are able to contribute a wealth of relevant experience and expertise in both osteopathic and clinical professional specific issues as well as in research methodology and writing for publication.

Head of Research

Dr William Gowers PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons).

Research Associate and Senior Clinic Tutor

Mr Dévan Rajendran MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip Hyp, DO, ND, Cert Ed

Research Assistant and PhD Researcher


Senior Dissertation Supervisors

Hannah Kasiri-Martino M.Ost, BSc (Hons), DO
Tamsyn Webb M.Ost, DO, PGCHE
James Arnold M.Ost, DO, PGCHE