Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    University of Nottingham. BSc Honours (Geography)

  • 1993 – 1995
    Public Health Information Assistant, Brent & Harrow Health Authority.

  • 1995 – 1999
    Research Assistant / Fellow, Keele University.

  • 1996
    Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Diploma in Epidemiology.

  • 1999
    Keele University. M.Phil. (Sexual problems in the general population)

  • 1999 – 2000
    Epidemiologist, Child in Need Institute, India. Voluntary Services Overseas.

  • Since 2000
    Keele University.

  • 2004
    Keele University. PhD.

Selected publications

  • Dunn KM, Campbell PC, Jordan KP. Long-term trajectories of back pain: cohort study with seven year follow-up. BMJ Open 2013;3:e003838.

  • Dunn KM, Hestbaek L, Cassidy JD. Low back pain across the lifecourse. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 2013; 27 (5):591-600.

  • Dunn KM, Jordan KP, Mancl L, Drangsholt MT, Le Resche L. Trajectories of pain in adolescents: a prospective cohort study. Pain. 2011;152 (1): 66-73.

  • Hill J, Whitehurst D, Lewis M, Bryan S, Dunn KM, Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Main CJ, Mason E, Somerville S, Sowden G, Vohora K, Hay EM. Comparison of stratified primary care management for low back pain with current best practice (STarT Back): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2011 378(9802):1560-71.

  • Dunn KM. Extending conceptual frameworks: life course epidemiology for the study of back pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010; 11:23.

  • Dunn KM, Saunders KW, Rutter CM, Banta-Green CJ, Merrill JO, Sullivan MD, Weisner CM, Silverberg MJ, Campbell CI, Psaty BM, Von Korff M. Opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and overdose: a cohort study. Annals of Internal Medicine 2010;152(2):85-92.

  • Dunn KM, Jordan K, Croft PR. Characterising the course of low back pain: a latent class analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology 2006;163(8):754-761.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Society for Academic Primary Care.

  • Member of the Society for Social Medicine.

  • Member of the Scientific Foundation Board of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

  • Member of BackCare Research Committee.

Additional qualifications

  • MPhil, Dip Epid, BSc Hons


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