Thomas Osborne

Thomas Osborne


I joined the University of Leeds in July 2022 as the Project Manager for the LOCOMOTION study, a major £3.4 million research project funded by the NIHR aiming to create a ‘gold standard’ approach for the treatment of Long COVID.

I previously worked at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust as the Research Feasibility and Data Coordinator from June 2020 to July 2022, leading on setting up studies, maintaining them through their lifecycle, and guiding them through the closedown process. This time included a secondment as R&D Development Manager between September 2021 to March 2022, as part of a NIHR funded project developing research engagement in Primary Care.

I began my career working as an Audit Facilitator at Manchester NHS Foundation Trust from May 2018 to June 2022, managing surgery and ICU audit data, and managing recruitment and data collection of a per-operative quality improvement research study.

My interest in research began during my academic studies at Loughborough University, where I graduated with a first-class honours BSc degree in Sport Science with Management in 2016. I then went on to obtain my MSc in Exercise Physiology in 2017 and was awarded the Yakult prize for achieving the highest grade in my MSc cohort.


  • LOCOMOTION Study Project Manager


  • MSc Exercise Physiology
  • BSc Sports Science with Management

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine