The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) was established in 2003 to provide leadership and unity in osteopathic research development. NCOR aims to improve the osteopathic evidence base using different means including providing strategic leadership and collaboration, engagement and education, communication, development and sustainability. More information on NCOR’s strategy here.

NCOR is a coalition of stakeholder organisations concerned with the quality of osteopathic patient care.

The Council stakeholders are:

  • the General Osteopathic Council
  • the Institute of Osteopathy
  • the Osteopathic Foundation
  • the Osteopathic Educational Institutions within the United Kingdom
  • the Osteopathic Alliance
  • the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy

The stakeholders for the National Council for Osteopathic Research meet formally every 10 to 12 weeks to discuss progress in relation to its mission statements and aims.

NCOR’s Trustees

Current Trustees

  • Maurice Cheng (Chair) – since 2014
  • Duncan Empey – since 2018
  • Matthew Redford – since 2020
  • Steven Vogel – since 2014

Past Trustees

  • Martin Pendry

NCOR Executive Team

Current team

Past team members

  • Dr Dawn Carnes, Director 2012-2021.
  • Professor Ann Moore, Chair 2003-2012
  • Austin Plunkett
  • Elena Ward

Charitable aims

NCOR attained charity status in 2014. We are funded by donations from our stakeholders, and do not receive any funding from advertising.