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CTDRU at IOC injury prevention conference

November 14, 2016

Congratulations to CTDRU researcher Bianca Zietsman for her acceptance to present at the IOC World Conference on prevention of injury and illness in sport.

Prof McCarthy speaks out on the tackle debate on BBC Wales

March 4, 2016


Peter W McCarthy speaks with Mai Davies and Peter Johnson on Good evening Wales on the latest debate around the tackle area to school rugby.

CTDRU member Bianca becomes international rugby official

March 3, 2016

Congratulations to CTDRU member Bianca Zietsman (seen middle left) for being selected as a match official for the Wales vs France Women’s 6 Nations game on Sunday 28th February 2016.

Article published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies for CTDRU

December 4, 2015

A publication illustrating the potential for additional positive benefits from using head and neck protection in sport.

Publication in Journal of Tissue Viabillity

November 16, 2015

The next in the line of publications on assessing seating comfort

CTDRU present at Physoc 2015

August 3, 2015

Congratulations to CTDRU members for having their research accepted at the prestigious Physiological Society’s 2015 Meeting held in Cardiff.

CTDRU Head Prof McCarthy and member Mark Langweiler publish a book

June 16, 2015

Professor Peter W McCarthy and Mark Langweiler have published their long awaited book Methodologies for Effectively Assessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Research Tools and Techniques.

CTDRU's research into better sleep

November 12, 2014

A postgraduate research study into the effect of mattresses and sleep/pain has been published in the Western Mail today entitled Research into the future of good night’s sleep

CTDRU members accepted at Spinal Back Pain Research meeting

September 18, 2014

Congratulations to CTDRU members Bianca Zietsman and Ceri Ann Jones for having abstracts accepted at the upcoming SBPR Conference in Dublin in November.

CTDRU members nominated for staff recognition awards

September 17, 2014

Congratulations to CTDRU members Professor Peter W McCarthy and Dr Andrew 'Drew’ I Heusch for being nominated for the staff recognition awards

Prof McCarthy Ethics Champion for Faculty

September 17, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Peter W McCarthy for being awarded the role of Ethics Champion.

The role will include ensuring ethical oversight for the faculty and facilitating engagement with the process.

CTDRU member gains research recognition in Korea

August 21, 2014

Congratulations to
Mark Langweiler who has been selected to act as a research/grant peer reviewer/assessor for the National Research Foundation of Korea.

SIP funding received for Prof McCarthy

July 29, 2014

Congrats to Prof Peter W McCarthy for obtaining a £2500 grant from the Strategic Insight Programme, (HEFCW funding) to scope research into material testing.

CTDRU member gains FHEA award

July 25, 2014

Congratulations to Danny Clegg received his FHEA award

Recognisition awards for CTDRU members

July 23, 2014

Congratulations to CTDRU members Bianca, Ceri and Dave for receiving a Recognition award from the University of South Wales

CTDRU receives CDERI (Computing and the Digital Economy Research Institute) incentive funding.

July 16, 2014

Congratulations to CTDRU for receiving CDERI (aka RICDE: Research Institute for Computing and the Digital Economy:) funding which is a new incentivisation strategy based on the latest EFAS (electronic funding and application system) activity report. The funding results from applications made to external funding bodies. If successful the fund can be awarded up to £5000 in addition to the external grant.

CTDRU welcomes NZ collaborator

June 24, 2014

CTDRU are privileged to have long time collaborator Dr Sally Lark- visiting from New Zealand to disseminate her research to the group and a conference in Europe

Research Posters and Presentations at ECU conference Dublin

June 23, 2014

David Byfield recently returned from a successful conference run by The European Chiropractors’ Union, which held its annual conference in Dublin, Ireland.

CTDRU wins first prize at Britspine for Special Poster Presentation

May 19, 2014

Congratulations to the CTDRU team for winning first prize in the special poster presentation section at the Britspine Conference 2014 held in Warwickshire.

Lee McCarthy secures Strategic Insight Programme funding

April 15, 2014

Lee McCarthy has obtained a £2500 grant from the Strategic Insight Programme, (HEFCW funding) to scope Neck Rehabilitation and the role of commercially delivered sports psychology.

Speaker announced for Women in Sport conference!

March 27, 2014

CTDRU are holding a conference titled: Women in and around sport- how do you treat them/how are they treated?

Phillippa Tuttiett has been announced as a speaker at the conference. Welsh Athlete, representing Wales in 3 different sports, Union, 7’s and Touch Rugby, as well as being a business owner of Female Builders and Interiors (FBI)

CTDRU's application for WRap and £50k accepted!

March 26, 2014

CTDRU have had a grant application accepted for £50 000, funded by the Welsh Government’s Academics for business (A4B)

CTDRU: Busting myths in treating musculoskeletal problems

February 27, 2014

Mark Langweiler and Peter McCarthy are part of the committee for the Neuromuscular-skeletal Faculty of the College of Medicine. They are currently co-organising a meeting on 'Myth Busting in Relation to the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Problems and Clinical Research which is to be held at the McTimoney college facilities in Abingdon on May 3rd 2014.

Danny Clegg disseminates his research to heads of KESS in Bangor

February 3, 2014


Danny Clegg visited Bangor University , North Wales to diseeminate his research and talk about KESS.
His project is funded by Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) and Tonus ,an organisation within Wales aimed at encouraging collaboration between Universities and local companies. On occasion he met with Penny Dowdney , head of KESS for Bangor University (KESS Central) at national events and the international doctoral school in 2013.

Prof McCarthy’s Welsh Firm Rikoset in Advances Wales.

January 31, 2014

Professor Peter McCarthy is the Research Director for Rikoset, which is a spin out company from USW.

CTDRU take RCC by storm

January 31, 2014

Congratulations to CTDRU members Ceri Jones , Bianca Zietsman under the supervision of Professor Peter W McCarthy for presenting two posters at the Royal College of Chiropractors Meeting recently held in Regent’s Park, London.

Danny Clegg guest lectures in Czech Republic and disseminates Raynaud’s research

January 27, 2014

Danny Clegg has recently returned from a visit to Pardubice University , Czech Republic where he lectured and networked.

Prof Peter McCarthy becomes associate editor on CMT board

December 13, 2013

Professor Peter W McCarthy has been asked to become an associate editor on the chiropractic and manual therapies board (CMT)

CTDRU PhD student Danny voted as SVR

December 6, 2013

Danny Clegg has been voted as the student voice representative (SVR) for all research students in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education (FLSE)

Mark Langweiler secures Strategic Insight Programme funding

December 4, 2013


Mark Langweiler has obtained a £2K grant from the Strategic Insight Programme, (European funding through the Welsh government) to help develop a research project to look at assessing balance with an interactive computer gaming environment.

Funding for new Masters in Research student

December 2, 2013

CTDRU is pleased to welcome Ceri Ann Jones a new Masters in Research student, made possible by funding from the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS).

Prof McCarthy appointed as PIE council member

November 27, 2013

It is a prestigious honor to become a PIE council member, and as head of CTDRU, Professor Peter W McCarthy is leading by example. The P.I.E. Council is the Publication Integrity and Ethics’ governing body. Members of the Council are the trustees of the ethical environment and ethical conduct in the editorial and publishing sector.

World rugby league champions team up with CTDRU

November 15, 2013

CTDRU members are working with the Australian rugby league current world champions – to study the impact of the sport on their bodies.

Just days before their victory over England at the first fixture of the Rugby League World Cup at the Millennium Stadium, the team met with the Australian team’s medical staff.

Bianca Zietsman and Peter W McCarthy discussed injuries with the staff and performed data collection on squad members, focusing on neck range of motion.

Dr Mark Langweiler has returned from South Korea.

November 11, 2013

Dr Mark Langweiler has returned from presenting and chairing a session at the International Congress on Traditional Asian Medical Systems (IASTAM) in Soncheong, South Korea.

Converting Research into Clinical Practice

September 19, 2013

The 10th Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy annual conference: 9/11/13

Any recent graduates want to present at this conference? There is an opportunity to use your dissertation for this!

Click here for more info
For the submission form click here

Email peter.mccarthy@southwales.ac.uk before submitting and for help with this

Prof Pete McCarthy's research produces the toughest football shin guard ever

August 23, 2013

Prof Pete McCarthy Professor Peter McCarthy has worked with British company Rikoset – a spin out company from the University – to create the toughest football shin guard.

Danny goes to Sweden

July 9, 2013

One of our CTDRU members, Danny Clegg, is on a fully funded PhD studentship courtesy of Tonus, KESS and ESF. The funding organisation who organised the studentship is called ”Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships” (KESS), and works in partnership with the European Social Fund (ESF) to create studentships at Master of Research (MRes) and PhD level.

CTDRU members Nadia Nair and Bianca Zietsman present a poster

June 24, 2013

Bianca Zietsman and Nadia Nair

Nadia Nair and Bianca Zietsman had an abstract accepted on behalf of CTDRU for the College of Medicine’s Annual Conference, that was held in Regent’s Park, London on 11th June 2013.

Danny Clegg wins 2nd place!

June 17, 2013

The University of South Wales holds an annual postgraduate research day, inviting all post graduate students to present their research to a panel of judges and other students.

Article Published for CTDRU

June 7, 2013

Annabel Kier, Matthew George and Peter W McCarthy have had a research article published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013, 21:16, Entitled: Survey based investigation into general practitioner referral patterns for spinal manipulative therapy (for free access to the full paper, click on the title)

Abstract Accepted by Dr Mark Langweiler

June 4, 2013

Dr Mark Langweiler submitted an abstract titled “International Validation of Asian Medical Systems: Where do we stand today?” to the International Congress on Traditional Asian Medical Systems which has been accepted and thus been invited to speak at the congress to be held in Sancheon, Korea, 9-13 September 2013.

CT-DRU Abstract Accepted

May 7, 2013

The CT-DRU team has had an abstract accepted for presentation to the Physiological Society at the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) 37th world congress, in Birmingham later this year.

Nadia Nair Presents Poster

April 30, 2013

CT-DRU Research member Nadia Nair presents a poster at The Engineering Challenge VIII, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Abstract Accepted - Danny Clegg Presenting Poster at IUPS

April 26, 2013

The CT-DRU team submitted an abstract to the Physiological Society to be considered for inclusion at the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) 37th world congress, in Birmingham later this year.

Name change for the Chiropractic Research Unit

April 15, 2013

The Chiropractic Research Unit will now be known as The Clinical Technology and Diagnostics Research Unit.

The reason behind the name change is to emphasise the shift from having a strong chiropractic and complementary medical influence, to one which has become more cross faculty; being heavily linked to the study of applied technology in a diagnostic setting (working with members of CEPE and Prof Wilcox’s groups in advanced technology).

Success in Centenary Fellowship

August 29, 2012

Prof McCarthy and Dr A Roula (Faculty of Advanced Technology) were successful in bidding for one of the centenary fellowships on offer by the university.

Successful bid for a CIRP grant

August 29, 2012

Members of the research unit have successfully bid for a CIRP grant to look at developing a medical technology provision for Raynaud’s sufferers.

Success in extending Danny Clegg’s funding

August 29, 2012

Danny Clegg and his supervision team have been so successful that the sponsoring company and the university have agreed to allow an extension of the project to 3 years.

External funding obtained for innovative teaching / research tool

July 27, 2012

David Byfield recently obtained over 57k Euros in funding from the European Chiropractors Union to establish a video based monitoring, assessment and feedback tool for use in clinical practice development and skill acquisition training.

Chiropractic research unit name change in 2012

July 26, 2012

In line with other changes in the faculty structure and changes in the emphasis in research within the chiropractic research unit, it has been decided to change the name to more closely reflect the core activities and to widen access.

PhD awarded

July 26, 2012

Vincenzo Cascioli has successfully defended his thesis and submitted corrections (quite minor), as a result his thesis entitled “Objective Assessment of Sitting Comfort and Discomfort” has been accepted and he is now officially PhD.

Kess Funded MRes 2011/2012

July 26, 2012

Danny Clegg was the successful candidate for this position (Oct 2011) funded by a local company (Tonus Europe of Tredegar).

Collaboration Project Will Be Presented at the European Congress of Sports Science in Turkey

June 18, 2010

During the last 2 weeks, Dr Sally Lark has been at the WIoC collaborating with Peter McCarthy and Drew Heusch.

Staff Member Hits Research Road Running

May 13, 2010

One of our newer staff members (Mark Langweiler) has hit the research road running.

Recent Graduate Returns for Collaborative Research

May 13, 2010

There have been a number of developments of interest within the Chiropractic Research Unit at WIOC during the past few months. Not least of these was the welcome return of a recent graduate Owain Evans (on left of the photo) who took a very active part in some collaborative research.

Grant success

August 28, 2009

Mark Langweiler and Peter McCarthy were awarded a URIS grant of £9960 .

Grant success

November 9, 2008

Annabel Kier & Peter McCarthy have been awarded a grant of £4,980 to continue their research into the benefits of using patients to relate their experience regarding back pain as a way of enhancing the importance of addressing yellow flag issues when managing such patients.

Annabel Kier & Peter McCarthy would like to thanks the Chiropractic Patients Association for the grant.

chronic low back pain study published

July 9, 2008

The preliminary element of a randomised controlled trial of chiropractic management of patients compared with usual care in a chronic pain clinic has been published.