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I am currently an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer within the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.

I completed my PhD (funded by Versus Arthritis) in January 2021 - this focused on developing novel techniques for remote disease severity measurement of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.


I completed my medical degree and an intercalated Masters in medical statistics at Lancaster University. I have since completed integrated clinical and research training programmes through the Academic Foundation Programme (West Midlands Deanery) and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (University of Manchester). In 2021 I completed my PhD (University of Manchester), which focused on the development of novel remote disease severity measurement techniques (including remote gait pattern measurement) in the Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies.

In 2021 I was awarded a prestigious research fellowship from The Myositis Association. In 2022 I was appointed as an Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester, which is funded by the NIHR. My research aims to develop and validate remote continuous gait monitoring as a remote monitoring method and an outcome measure for IIM research (observational and clinical trials).

Other research interests include developing methods of screening for myositis-associated cancer, time series analysis, statistics, and statistical computation.

I continue my clinical work through the rheumatology department of Salford Royal Hospital, which is a tertiary referral unit for a number of conditions, including the Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

General Medical Council


2012 - MBChB, University of Liverpool

2012 - MSc in Medical Statistics, Lancaster University

2015 - Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

2021 - PhD, University of Manchester

Research interests

The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

Clinical manifestations of the myositis specific/associated autoantibodies

Development of novel remote disease severity monitoring techniques

Continuous and remote gait pattern analysis

Implementation of machine learning approaches to time series analysis 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, Utilising Smartphone-Based Apps and Wearable Accelerometer Sensors in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies to Improve Treatment and Research

Award Date: 3 Mar 2021

Master of Science, Lancaster University

Award Date: 5 Dec 2012

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Liverpool

Sept 2006Jul 2012

Award Date: 4 Jul 2012

External positions

Clinical Research Fellow, Versus Arthritis

1 Aug 20184 Jul 2020

Rheumatology Specialist Trainee, NHS Health Education North West

3 Aug 2016 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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