Members Area

Research Committee

EFFO Research Committee

The EFFO Research committee is a collaboration which aims to promote the value and impact of evidence-informed clinical practice and its influence on patient health and wellbeing and to ensure patient needs are met with evidence informed individualised care.

It works to disseminate research relevant to osteopathic practice and to facilitate collaboration across the osteopathic research communities in Europe.


  • Profile research relevant to osteopathy, to the EFFO community
  • Raise awareness of research opportunities in EFFO member countries through the EFFO and promote collaboration
  • Advocate and encourage osteopaths, through the EFFO stakeholders, to embrace good standards of clinical practice in research and research education
  • Represent the EFFO on matters of research and support the other EFFO working group, s

Meet the Committee Members

Dawn Carnes (UK)
Health Services Researcher
Sander Kales (NED)
Jerry Draper-Rodi (FRA)
Academic Clinician
Patrick van Dun (BEL)
Lluís Horta (ESP)
Board Member
Richard Weynen
Head of Research
Andreas Sønderriis (DEN)
Osteopathic Clinician
David Braha (CAN)
Osteopathic Clinician​
Oliver Thomson (UK)
Osteopathic Clinician​

Current Projects

The EFFO has funded a pilot study to support the collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), to measure the effect of osteopathic care for patients as part of daily practice. This information is collected directly from patients by an independent research organisation, as evidence for osteopaths in the United Kingdom (UK) and mainland Europe.  

Research Centres