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I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences, and practice clinically as consultant Rheumatologist at the Kellgren Centre for Rheumatology (Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust). I am a health services researcher with research and practice interests in communicating with patients, implementation, digital innovation and quality improvement, with expertise in qualitative methodology and collaboration with patients.


I qualified as a doctor in 2007, having gained honours undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Healthcare Ethics & Law at the University of Manchester. A national clinical leadership fellowship in 2011-2012 sparked my interest in quality improvement. I completed my PhD in Business & Management (Alliance Manchester Business School) in 2020 where I was based at the Centre for Primary Care & Health Services Research. The PhD study was in the field of knowledge mobilisation, exploring the development of toolkits and similar products which aim to get research into practice. I was a National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Lecturer between 2020 – 2022, before being appointed to my current role where I spend three days/week in clinical practice and 1.5 days/week on research.

Research interests

Current projects:

  • Principal investigator and recipient of the British Society for Rheumatology Advanced Research Fellowship: Supporting the rheumatology multi-disciplinary team to write directly to patients (2023-2025)
  • Co-Principal investigator: National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Enhanced Right Start Evaluation (2022-2024)
  • Co-investigator: 
    • REMORA2 programme grant (2021-2026): A feasibility study followed by  stepped-wedge trial of remote monitoring in rheumatoid arthritis
    • JIGSAW programme grant (2021-2024): Mmusculoskeletal research data sharing project for which I lead on knowledge mobilisation
    • Health Research from Home programme grant (2023-2026) (wearable and digital device project for which I lead on PPIE support and research)

Previous research: 

  • NIHR Clinical Lecturer:
    • Prinicipal investigator on co-produced research to explore shielding experiences of people with autoimmune rheumatic conditions: COVID Shielding Voices Study (2021) 
    • Lead researcher on co-produced research to develop and evaluate a video to train people with rheumatoid arthritis to self examine: How to self-examine for tender and swollen joints (2021)
  • Clinical research fellow: 
    • REMORA study (2016-2017): Remote monitoring in rheumatoid arthritis 
    • DEPEND study (2016-2018): Enhancing the credibility, usefulness and relevance of patient experience data in services for people with long term physical and mental health conditions using digital data capture and improved analysis of narrative data 
  • PhD candidate: Alliance Manchester Business School: Products from healthcare research: designated boundary objects to boundary-objects-in-use (2016-2020)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Medical Association (BMA)

British Society for Rheumatology (BSR)

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)

Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Further information


2023    Outstanding Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Award, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester 

2023    Trainee Publishing Prize, Rheumatology Advances in Practice 

2022    Trainee Section Research Prize: Second Place, Royal Society of Medicine 

2021    Highly Commended, Royal College of Physicians, Mersey Virtual Poster Competition 

2021    Specialist Registrar Research Prize, Manchester Rheumatology Afternoon 

2021    Conference Bursary, European League Against Rheumatism (International)

2021    Top 10 European League Against Rheumatism Abstract, EMEUNET

2020    Highly Commended winner 2020 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Healthcare management, Journal of Health Organization and Management 

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

PhD (Business and Management), The University of Manchester

Award Date: 20 Mar 2020

Postgraduate Certificate, Clinical Rheumatology

Award Date: 15 Jun 2016

Specialty Certificate Examination, Rheumatology, Royal College of Physicians

Award Date: 17 Jul 2013

Post Graduate Certificiate, Leadership & Service Development, Alliance Manchester Business School

Award Date: 14 Jun 2012

MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians

Award Date: 10 Jun 2010

Postgraduate Certificate, Work based medical education

Award Date: 15 Jul 2009

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, (Hons), The University of Manchester

Award Date: 4 Jul 2007

Bachelor of Science, (Hons), Health Care Ethics & Law

Award Date: 5 Jul 2006

External positions

British Society for Rheumatology, Clinical Affairs Committee Member

2022 → …

Associate Editor, Rheumatology Journal

2022 → …

British Society for Rheumatology, National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit Project Working Group Member

2019 → …


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