Dawn Carnes, PhD

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Dawn Carnes completed her PhD at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London in 2006. Her research focuses on chronic musculoskeletal pain. She is involved in both quantitative and qualitative research. Dawn has a background in psychology, osteopathy, project management and health research.
Since 2015, Dawn Carnes has worked as "Professeure spécialisée" at the School of Health Sciences Fribourg (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland - HES-SO) and her research currently focuses on the self-management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Her role has two remits: i) to establish a musculoskeletal research unit and ii) to embed research into the osteopathic education programme and continuing professional development.


Champs de compétences / Forschungsschwerpunkte


Chronic musculoskeletal pain. Quantitative and qualitative health research, including pragmatic randomized controlled trials, prospective cohort studies, systematic reviews, indepth interviewing and facilitation skills in health care.




Publications actuelles / Aktuelle Publikationen


Bradbury, K., Al-Abbadey, M., Carnes, D., Dimitrov, B. D., Eardley, S., Fawkes, C., Foster, J., Greville-Harris, M., Harvey, J. M., Leach, J., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Roberts, L., Parry, L., Yardley, L., & Bishop, F. L. (2016). Non-specific mechanisms in orthodox and CAM management of low back pain (MOCAM): theoretical framework and protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 6(5), e012209. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012209
Taylor, S. J., Carnes, D., Homer, K., Kahan, B. C., Hounsome, N., Eldridge, S., Spencer, A., Pincus, T., Rahman, A., & Underwood, M. (2016). Novel Three-Day, Community-Based, Nonpharmacological Group Intervention for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain (COPERS): A Randomised Clinical Trial. PLoS Med, 13(6), e1002040. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002040 
Fawkes C, Ward E, Carnes D. What evidence is good evidence? A masterclass in critical appraisal. IJOM 2015; 18(2):116-129 

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Dawn Carnes

PhD, Professeure spécialisée

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