Elaine Dennison

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Clinical Research School of Biological Sciences

Personal Bio

PhD University of Southhampton | MB University of Cambridge

I am a clinically active epidemiologist and rheumatologist. I trained in medicine at Cambridge University, UK and completed my PhD at the MRC Unit Southampton University, researching the developmental origins of osteoporosis. I was awarded a Wellcome Training Fellowship in Epidemiology to undertake this work, and on receipt of my doctorate remained at Southampton as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Principal Investigator of the Hertfordshire Cohort Study, until I took up a position as Professor of Clinical Research at Victoria in 2011. I now divide my time between the UK (University of Southampton) and New Zealand.

Current appointments

Professor of Clinical Research, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand 

Professor of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton University UK

Scientific involvement

Member ANZBMS (2013-)

Local Organising Committee, ANZBMS Regional Trainee meeting, New Zealand (2013)

Local Organising Committee, ANZBMS Annual Scientific Meeting (2014-)

Council Member (2013-)

Research Interests

My research interests include the epidemiology of rheumatic disease, specifically osteoporosis.

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Beaudart, C., Dawson, A., Shaw, S. C., Harvey, N. C., Kanis, J. A., Binkley, N., . . . Veronese, N. (2017). Nutrition and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of sarcopenia: systematic review. Osteoporosis International, 1-17. doi:10.1007/s00198-017-3980-9

Diez-Perez, A., Naylor, K. E., Abrahamsen, B., Agnusdei, D., Brandi, M. L., Cooper, C., . . . Eastell, R. (2017). International Osteoporosis Foundation and European Calcified Tissue Society Working Group. Recommendations for the screening of adherence to oral bisphosphonates. Osteoporosis International, 28(3), 767-774. doi:10.1007/s00198-017-3906-6

Lu, R. S., Dennison, E., Denison, H., Cooper, C., Taylor, M., & Bottema, M. J. (2017). Texture analysis based on Gabor filters improves the estimate of bone fracture risk from DXA images. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, 1-12. doi:10.1080/21681163.2016.1271726

Timmermans, E. J., van der Pas, S., Schaap, L. A., Cooper, C., Edwards, M. H., Gale, C. R., . . . Dennison, E. M. (2017). Associations between perceived neighbourhood problems and quality of life in older adults with and without osteoarthritis: Results from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. HEALTH & PLACE, 43, 144-150. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.11.013

Dennison, E. M., Jameson, K. A., Marks, J., Watson, K., Hyrich, K., Symmons, D., & Cooper, C. (2016). Does sex or ethnicity impact anti-tumour necrosis factor agent use in rheumatoid arthritis?. Rheumatology.

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