Collaborators and affiliated staff

University of Manchester

  • John Ainsworth, Centre for Health Informatics
  • Ruth Boaden, Manchester Business School
  • David French, School of Psychological Sciences
  • Goran Nenadic, Computer Science
  • David Ray, Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Caroline Sanders, Primary Care

National/ International

  • Michal Abrahamowicz, McGill University, Montreal
  • Johan Askling, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • Nick Bansback, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Jane Kaye, University of Oxford
  • Kaleb Michaud, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Robyn Tamblyn, McGill University, Montreal


  • uMotif
  • HealthUnlocked
  • Epidemico


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

American College of Rheumatology
British Society for Rheumatology
International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
Royal College of Physicians


Director of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology

Medical Director of Greater Manchester Connected Health Cities (

Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Co-convener of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Registers and Observational Drug Studies (RODS) Study Group

Member of MHRA's Pharmacovigilance Expert Advisory Group

Member of NICE's Observational Data Expert Group


  • BSc (Physiology), The University of London, 1995
  • MBBS, The University of London, 1997
  • MRCP 2002
  • MSc (Clinical Rheumatology), The University of Manchester, 2004
  • PhD, The University of Manchester, 2008
  • MSc (Pharmacoepidemiology), McGill University, Montreal, 2011

Research interests

  • Clinical epidemiology including pharmacoepidemiology (steroids, biologics)
  • eHealth and mHealth, including collection of research-quality data within routine clinical practice, innovation in large digital population studies and governance of digital health data


Social responsibility

Regular Scibar speaker

Bedrock: Arts-science collaboration with Nicola Dale


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