Research at the AECC

Research at the AECC is a dynamic and important activity and aims to contribute new knowledge in the areas of experimental, clinical and educational research mainly centred on our expertise in musculoskeletal health.

Research activity at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic

Research activity 

Research activity is diverse across the AECC campus and involves both students at undergraduate and post graduate level (Including MSc and PhD programs in concert with  external Universities), teaching faculty and other research staff.  We have an emphasis on collaborative work with other Universities both nationally and internationally and  publish peer reviewed research in a range of international journals and regularly present at national and international conferences..

Pursuing innovation

We have pursued innovation in research over the years producing internationally recognised musculoskeletal patient reported outcome instruments (Bournemouth  Questionnaire) and developing with external commercial partners the use of Quantitative Fluoroscopy as a clinical imaging tool.

Expertise in research

Expertise in research includes but is not limited to, imaging (Upright MRIultrasound  and QF), patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), assessment  of movement and function, and clinical education.

On this site you can find this research in our biennial  Research Report, and as lists of publications and poster presentations, which you can freely download or link to the original material.

Research as an evidence base is core to any healthcare profession and here at the AECC a central thread of our teaching includes instruction on the ability to search, understand critically evaluate and apply clinical research in practice. We are also proud of our contribution to the generation of original research in the musculoskeletal and other fields much of which you can find on this site.   

The AECC Research Ethics Policy and Procedures can be found here


Dr D. Newell

Director of Research

Professor J. Bolton




Vice Principal of Research and Postgraduate Studies

Professor A. Breen

Director of IMRCI 



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