Dr Alexander Oldroyd

NIHR Clinical Lecturer

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I am currently an Academic Clinical Lecturer (fund by The Myositis Association) 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 initiated an Academic Clinical Lectureship at the University of Manchester, which is funded by a  research fellowship from The Myositis Association. My research aims to develop and validate remote continuous gait monitoring as an outcome measure for IIM research.

Other research interests include characterising the clinical manifestations of the myositis specific autoantibodies, 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.


2012 - MBChB, University of Liverpool

2012 - MSc in Medical Statistics, Lancaster University

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

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

General Medical Council

External positions

Clinical Research Fellow, Versus Arthritis

1 Aug 20184 Jul 2020

Rheumatology Specialist Trainee, NHS Health Education North West

3 Aug 2016 → …

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2012 - Master of Science Lancaster University
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Liverpool (2006 - 2012)

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