Duncan Critchley

Duncan Critchley


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Research interests

Low back pain and pain management.
Social, cultural and psychological factors in pain disability and rehabilitation.

A basic knowledge of health economics.
Pragmatic clinical trials in rehabilitation.
Exercise in pain management.
Trunk muscle dysfunction in low back pain.
Real-time ultrasound to measure muscle function and joint movement.

Research interests (short)

Spinal pain management. Exercise. Socioeconomic and psychological factors in disability.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Physiotherapy for low back pain: an exploration within the biopsychosoical model, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Science, Abdominal Muscle Function in Low BAck Pain Patients and the Healthy, University of East London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • physiotherapy


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