Dr Alexander Oldroyd

NIHR Clinical Lecturer

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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.


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

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 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

Sustainable Development Goals

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2021 - Doctor of Medicine, Utilising Smartphone-Based Apps and Wearable Accelerometer Sensors in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies to Improve Treatment and Research
  • 2012 - Master of Science Lancaster University
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Liverpool (2006 - 2012)

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