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Dr Michael Nunns

Dr Michael Nunns

Research Fellow

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 South Cloisters 3.09

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I am a systematic reviewer working within the Exeter HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre (within ESMI). Our work involves producing various systematic reviews to answer pressing questions about the delivery of health services in the UK. In 2018 we completed two reviews - one informing the Independent Review of teh Mental Health Act 1983, and one considering ways to reduce length of hospital stay for older adults undergoing elective surgery.

Prior to this role, I completed work on a NIHR HTA examining the effectiveness of interventions to improve the mental health of children and young people with long term physical conditions, and the factors which may influence their effectiveness. This mixed methods evidence synthesis combined an quantitative effectiveness review, qualitative experience review and an overarching synthesis of these reviews, with an integrated programme of patient and participant involvement.

Until January 2016, I worked in Sport & Health Sciences, with particular interest in the biomechanical mechanisms of lower limb injury. I was awarded my PhD in 2014, determining risk factors for the development of lower limb stress fractures in Royal Marines recruits. I worked as an Associate Lecturer in Sport & Health Sciences at the university for six years.

Research specialisms

My area of expertise is systematic reviews, including rapid reviews, quantitative synthesis (including meta analysis) and stakeholder/PPI involvement. I have also worked extensively on mixed methods and qualitative systematic reviews.

Qualifications

2014 - PhD (University of Exeter) – Biomechanical predictors of tibial and metatarsal stress fractures in Royal Marine recruits

2012 – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2007 – MSc (University of Exeter) – Sport and Health Sciences

2005 – BA (University of Durham) – Sport in the Community

Research

Research interests

I am working as a systematic reviewer in the HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre in the College of Medical and Health.

Our small team addresses pressing research questions about the delivery of health services in the UK, using a variety of systematic review methods. Our recent projects included a rapid review of qualitative evidence pertaining to experiences of the Nearest Relative provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983, and a full quantitative review with meta analyses exploring interventions to reduce length of stay in hospital for older elective inpatients.

My background is in the biomechanical aspects of lower limb injury, having published papers on biomechanical and anthropometric factors influencing injury risk, and a model of metatarsal stress during gait.

Research projects

  • Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions: Linked evidence syntheses

Grants

  • January 2017: Researcher-led Initiative Award. Seminar and workshop on narrative synthesis in quantitative systematic reviews (£1k)
  • May 2015: Open Innovation Award. The systematic development of minimalist footwear for a range of activities (£12k)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Nunns M, Mayhew D, Ford T, Rogers M, Curle C, Logan S, Moore D (2018). Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions to reduce procedural anxiety in children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychooncology, 27(8), 1889-1899. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Nunns MP, House CM, Rice H, Mostazir M, Davey P, Stiles V, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon SJ (2016). Four biomechanical and anthropometric measures predict tibial stress fracture:. A prospective study of 1065 Royal Marines. British Journal of Sports Medicine Abstract.  Full text.
Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2013). Biomechanical characteristics of barefoot footstrike modalities. J Biomech, 46(15), 2603-2610. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Rice HM, Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (In Press). A narrow bimalleolar width is a risk factor for ankle inversion injury in male military recruits: a prospective study. Clinical Biomechanics Full text.
Nunns M, Dixon SJ, Clarke J, carre M (In Press). Boot-insole effects on comfort and plantar loading at the heel and fifth metatarsal during running and turning in soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences Full text.
Moore D, Nunns M, Shaw L, Rogers M, Walker E, Ford T, Garside R, Ukoumunne O, Titman P, Shafran R, et al (In Press). Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions: Linked evidence syntheses. Health Technology Assessment Full text.
(2019). Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(2), 135-139. Abstract.
Moore D, Russell A, Matthews J, Ford T, Rogers M, Ukoumunne O, Kneale D, Thompson Coon J, Sutcliffe K, Nunns M, et al (2018). Context and Implications Document for: School-based interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review with multiple synthesis methods. Review of Education, 6 Full text.
Nunns M, Mayhew D, Ford T, Rogers M, Curle C, Logan S, Moore D (2018). Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions to reduce procedural anxiety in children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychooncology, 27(8), 1889-1899. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shaw EH, Nunns MP, Briscoe S, Anderson R, Thompson Coon J (2018). Experiences of the ‘Nearest Relative’ provisions in the compulsory detention of people under the Mental Health Act: rapid systematic review. Health Services and Delivery Research Full text.
Dixon SJ, Rice H, Stiles V, Nunns M (2018). Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Full text.
Moore D, Russell A, Matthews J, Ford T, Rogers M, Ukoumunne O, Kneale D, Thompson Coon J, Sutcliffe K, Nunns M, et al (2018). School‐based interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review with multiple synthesis methods. Review of Education, 6 Full text.
(2017). Estimated third metatarsal bending stresses are highly susceptible to variations in bone geometry. Footwear Science, 9(3), 127-137. Abstract.  Full text.
Jie LJ, Goodwin V, Kleynen M, Braun S, Nunns M, Wilson MR (2016). Analogy learning in Parkinson’s; as easy as a walk on the beach: a proof-of-concept study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation Abstract.  Full text.
Nunns MPI, Dixon SJ, Clarke J, Carré M (2016). Boot-insole effects on comfort and plantar loading at the heel and fifth metatarsal during running and turning in soccer. J Sports Sci, 34(8), 730-737. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nunns MP, House CM, Rice H, Mostazir M, Davey P, Stiles V, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon SJ (2016). Four biomechanical and anthropometric measures predict tibial stress fracture:. A prospective study of 1065 Royal Marines. British Journal of Sports Medicine Abstract.  Full text.
Moore IS, Pitt W, Nunns M, Dixon S (2014). Effects of a seven-week minimalist footwear transition programme on footstrike modality, pressure variables and loading rates. Footwear Science
Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2013). Biomechanical characteristics of barefoot footstrike modalities. J Biomech, 46(15), 2603-2610. Abstract.  Author URL.
(2013). High medial plantar pressures during barefoot running are associated with increased risk of ankle inversion injury in Royal Marine recruits. Gait and Posture, 38(4), 614-618. Abstract.

Conferences

(2015). Influence of increased shoe lateral stiffness on running biomechanics in older females.
(2015). The influence of variable medial–lateral stiffness footwear on frontal plane kinematics and joint moments at the knee and ankle in healthy young males.
(2015). The influence of variations in heel and forefoot midsole stiffness on sagittal plane kinematics and joint moments at the knee and ankle.
Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Stiles V, Dixon S (2013). A prospective study identifying risk factors for tibial stress fracture in Royal Marine recruits: initial findings.
Dixon S, Nunns M, House C, Rice H, Stiles V (2013). Ankle joint kinematics influence risk of third metatarsal stress fracture in military recruits.
Nunns MPI, Stiles VH, Dixon SJ (2012). The effects of standard issue Royal Marine recruit footwear on risk factors associated with third metatarsal stress fractures.
(2012). The effects of standard issue Royal Marine recruit footwear on risk factors associated with third metatarsal stress fractures.  Abstract.
(2011). Does limited ankle dorsi-flexion increase forefoot loading during running in military recruits?.
(2009). Boot-insole effects on heel and fifth metatarsal loading for running and turning in soccer.

Publications by year


In Press

Rice HM, Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (In Press). A narrow bimalleolar width is a risk factor for ankle inversion injury in male military recruits: a prospective study. Clinical Biomechanics Full text.
Nunns M, Dixon SJ, Clarke J, carre M (In Press). Boot-insole effects on comfort and plantar loading at the heel and fifth metatarsal during running and turning in soccer. Journal of Sports Sciences Full text.
Moore D, Nunns M, Shaw L, Rogers M, Walker E, Ford T, Garside R, Ukoumunne O, Titman P, Shafran R, et al (In Press). Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions: Linked evidence syntheses. Health Technology Assessment Full text.

2019

(2019). Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(2), 135-139. Abstract.

2018

Moore D, Russell A, Matthews J, Ford T, Rogers M, Ukoumunne O, Kneale D, Thompson Coon J, Sutcliffe K, Nunns M, et al (2018). Context and Implications Document for: School-based interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review with multiple synthesis methods. Review of Education, 6 Full text.
Nunns M, Mayhew D, Ford T, Rogers M, Curle C, Logan S, Moore D (2018). Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions to reduce procedural anxiety in children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychooncology, 27(8), 1889-1899. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Shaw EH, Nunns MP, Briscoe S, Anderson R, Thompson Coon J (2018). Experiences of the ‘Nearest Relative’ provisions in the compulsory detention of people under the Mental Health Act: rapid systematic review. Health Services and Delivery Research Full text.
Dixon SJ, Rice H, Stiles V, Nunns M (2018). Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Full text.
Moore D, Russell A, Matthews J, Ford T, Rogers M, Ukoumunne O, Kneale D, Thompson Coon J, Sutcliffe K, Nunns M, et al (2018). School‐based interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review with multiple synthesis methods. Review of Education, 6 Full text.

2017

(2017). Estimated third metatarsal bending stresses are highly susceptible to variations in bone geometry. Footwear Science, 9(3), 127-137. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Jie LJ, Goodwin V, Kleynen M, Braun S, Nunns M, Wilson MR (2016). Analogy learning in Parkinson’s; as easy as a walk on the beach: a proof-of-concept study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation Abstract.  Full text.
Nunns MPI, Dixon SJ, Clarke J, Carré M (2016). Boot-insole effects on comfort and plantar loading at the heel and fifth metatarsal during running and turning in soccer. J Sports Sci, 34(8), 730-737. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nunns MP, House CM, Rice H, Mostazir M, Davey P, Stiles V, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon SJ (2016). Four biomechanical and anthropometric measures predict tibial stress fracture:. A prospective study of 1065 Royal Marines. British Journal of Sports Medicine Abstract.  Full text.

2015

(2015). Influence of increased shoe lateral stiffness on running biomechanics in older females.
(2015). The influence of variable medial–lateral stiffness footwear on frontal plane kinematics and joint moments at the knee and ankle in healthy young males.
(2015). The influence of variations in heel and forefoot midsole stiffness on sagittal plane kinematics and joint moments at the knee and ankle.

2014

Moore IS, Pitt W, Nunns M, Dixon S (2014). Effects of a seven-week minimalist footwear transition programme on footstrike modality, pressure variables and loading rates. Footwear Science

2013

Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Stiles V, Dixon S (2013). A prospective study identifying risk factors for tibial stress fracture in Royal Marine recruits: initial findings.
Dixon S, Nunns M, House C, Rice H, Stiles V (2013). Ankle joint kinematics influence risk of third metatarsal stress fracture in military recruits.
Nunns M, House C, Fallowfield J, Allsopp A, Dixon S (2013). Biomechanical characteristics of barefoot footstrike modalities. J Biomech, 46(15), 2603-2610. Abstract.  Author URL.
(2013). High medial plantar pressures during barefoot running are associated with increased risk of ankle inversion injury in Royal Marine recruits. Gait and Posture, 38(4), 614-618. Abstract.

2012

Nunns MPI, Stiles VH, Dixon SJ (2012). The effects of standard issue Royal Marine recruit footwear on risk factors associated with third metatarsal stress fractures.
(2012). The effects of standard issue Royal Marine recruit footwear on risk factors associated with third metatarsal stress fractures.  Abstract.

2011

(2011). Does limited ankle dorsi-flexion increase forefoot loading during running in military recruits?.

2009

(2009). Boot-insole effects on heel and fifth metatarsal loading for running and turning in soccer.

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External Engagment and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2012)

Winner of best student abstract submission at the BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (Ulster, 2012)


Committee/panel activities

Member of the Higher Education Academy.

Editorial board of International Journal of Older People Nursing.

Teaching

I have previously taught extensively in undergraduate (ESS1204/2004/2707/3805) and postgraduate (SHSM005) sport and exercise biomechanics within the department of Sport & Health Sciences.

I have recently taught on the two day ASHR MSc programme.

Modules

2018/19

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Supervision / Group

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