Nadia is a Jennie Gwynn post-doctoral career development fellow in the Pain Research Group led by Prof Andrew Rice. Her research focuses on the development and use of evidence synthesis methods for neuropathic pain translation between preclinical and clinical research. Her aim is to better connect research silos using evidence synthesis methods to increase understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying neuropathic pain and the strength of the preclinical and clinical evidence for pharmacological interventions.
Nadia’s PhD supervised by Prof Andrew Rice, and co-supervised by Prof Malcolm Macleod, CAMARADES, University of Edinburgh and Prof James Thomas, Eppi Centre, University College London focused on developing automation technologies to improve the feasibility, efficiency and accuracy of preclinical systematic reviews while addressing neurobiological questions of interest. Of note was the use of machine learning for study selection, the development of a semi-automated data extraction tool, and the use of crowd science to facilitate research conduct that is rigorous, interpretable, open, and transparent. Tools and methods that she will continue to use and develop in her research.
Nadia’s background includes a BSc (Hons) Pharmacology (University of Liverpool, 2007), an MSc in Drug Discovery Skills (King’s College London, 2015) and MRes in Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (Imperial College London, 2017).
She also has an interest in sharing her military experiences and knowledge of leadership development to engender a more positive research culture.
et al., 2023, A systematic review of the prevalence of post amputation and chronic neuropathic pain associated with combat injury in military personnel, Pain, ISSN:0304-3959
et al., 2023, “I did not expect the doctor to treat a ghost”: a systematic review of published reports regarding chronic postamputation pain in British First World War veterans, Pain Reports, ISSN:2471-2531
et al., 2023, Improving neuropathic pain treatment - by rigorous stratification from bench to bedside, Journal of Neurochemistry, ISSN:0022-3042
et al., 2023, Blinding and sham control methods in trials of physical, psychological, and self-management interventions for pain (article II): a meta-analysis relating methods to trial results, Pain, Vol:164, ISSN:0304-3959, Pages:509-533
et al., 2023, A systematic review and meta-analysis of thigmotactic behaviour in the open field test in rodent models associated with persistent pain., Plos One, Vol:18