Nadine Foster is a physiotherapist, lifetime Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK, and previous National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator and NIHR Research Professor in the UK. She is Professor and Director of the STARS Research and Education Alliance between the University of Queensland and Metro North Health in Queensland, Australia.
Until 2020 Nadine was the Director of musculoskeletal pain research at Keele University in the UK and the Director of Clinical Trials Unit. Her research focuses on musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain, osteoarthritis and shoulder problems, and she has a particular interest in developing, testing and implementing treatments and health services.
Between 2015-2020 she was the NIHR Lead Training Advocate for Physiotherapy in the UK and Chaired the NIHR/Health Education England Integrated Clinical Academic personal fellowship scheme in England in 2019 and 2020. She is Past President of the Society for Back Pain Research, and was previously a member of the Steering Group for the International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research. She has led or collaborated on more than 22 randomised trials and contributed to over 220 peer reviewed publications, including the Lancet Series on Low Back Pain in 2018.