Marcus gained an Open degree with the Open University in 2008, and went on to complete a MSc in Psychological Research Methods in 2012. Since then he has been working in the Epidemiology Group at the University of Aberdeen, learning skills in study management and epidemiological research.
Marcus has worked on studies in chronic pain within the Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Disease programme - including the MUSICIAN, ARM, and TRIO-POPULAR Studies - and has contributed to research published from these studies. He is currently study coordinator for the MAmMOTH Study, which is now in follow-up.
Chronic pain (including fibromyalgia). Pain management and behaviour.
The first ever randomised trial aimed at preventing the onset of chronic widespread pain, the principal feature of fibromyalgia.
We have recruited people from across Scotland who are at high risk of developing chronic widespread pain.
Participants were randomly allocated to receive either usual care or 8 sessions of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy delivered by telephone.