We are delighted to announce that with full funding provided by the Chiropractic Research Council (CRC), chiropractor Marc Sanders MSc DC, has been registered at the prestigious University of Southampton (UoS) to undertake a PhD programme.
Marc will be joining a team of MSK researchers at the Aldemoor Hospital, University of Southampton, embedded within the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. He will be working with CRC-funded Research Fellows Professor Dave Newell and Dr Jonathan Field, and fellow chiropractors Dr Mark Gurden and Dr Neil Osborne, investigating the ‘triage and treat’ model, integrating chiropractic care into existing NHS care-pathways.
Prior to starting his PhD, Marc has been working with the team, undertaking a study into virtual, telehealth consultations in chiropractic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marc qualified from AECC UK in 2017, graduating as valedictorian. He received the Hugh Gemmell Memorial Scholarship and the Arthur Scofield Memorial Award for academic excellence and achieved the highest marks in his year for 5 consecutive years. Prior to embarking on his chiropractic education Marc gained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of York, where he received the Oxford University Press Achievement in Biosciences Prize and published two scientific papers on anti-malarial drug research.
CRC Chair, Elisabeth Angier, said: “We wish Marc the very best of luck as he embarks on his PhD. This will be a hugely relevant and potentially impactful piece of work that will improve the implementation of chiropractic care within the NHS, and hence increase the availability of chiropractic care to the UK patient population. CRC is proud to support this project and expand UK chiropractic research capacity.”