Ask the Researcher – Tuesday 8th February 2022, 10.30am-12pm

D-MAPP: Digital – My Arm Pain Programme

As part of the ‘Ask the Researcher’ programme, we would like to invite you to the launch event of our latest research programme, D-MAPP. The NIHR and Versus Arthritis have awarded us £2.5 million to design and test a digital intervention to support people living with painful conditions of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand.

Over the next six years, researchers from the University of Leeds and Keele University will explore people’s lived experiences of these conditions. This work will be vital in shaping the intervention and ensuring it meets the needs of those affected by these conditions. The team will also be working with healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines to ensure the final product could form part of their practice within the NHS.

D-MAPP will draw upon previous research and expert opinion to develop a package of care for our target conditions, including hand and thumb osteoarthritis, tendonitis, tennis and golfers’ elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and non-specific arm pain. This will include advice on managing pain and a condition-specific exercise program. Expertise through lived experience will be vital in shaping the intervention developed and guiding how the research is carried out. In this talk, the D-MAPP team will discuss the importance of this research and how experts will guide them throughout this research programme.

Presenters –

Professor Philip Conaghan (Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine)
Lucy Brading (D-MAPP Research Fellow)
Kathleen Kane (D-MAPP Research Assistant)

The event will take place on Zoom – Tuesday 8th February 2022, 10.30am-12pm

For more details and booking, please contact Amy Rebane on