Enabling Self-management and Coping
with Arthritic Pain using Exercise

The team

Mike Hurley


Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal

Mike’s research career started in 1988 at University College London. In 1990 he moved to the Physiotherapy Department, King’s College London, completed a PhD in 1992. He was there as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Physiotherapy until he moved to the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at St George’s University of London in October 2010.

Francesca Thompson


Project Manager, ESCAPE-pain

Francesca is currently working within the ESCAPE-pain project team to implement the programme across the U.K. Fran previously worked on Public Health projects in the States before moving to the UK. 

Isabel Rodrigues de Abreu


Project Manager, ESCAPE-pain

Isabel joined the team in December 2017 as Project Manager for the ESCAPE-pain project. Isabel’s most recent post was that of Service Manager for the Simulation services across Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals. Isabel comes from a background of Medical Education, and Events Management at the University of London’s Senate House.