Prof Hector Chinoy PhD FRCP BMBS MSc BMedSci

Professor of Rheumatology and Neuromuscular Disease HEFCE

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Professor of Rheumatology and Neuromuscular Disease, based in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences. Also Honorary Clinical Consultant at The Rheumatic Diseases Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. The academic component of my job is HEFCE funded and the clinical component funded by the trust, the split being 50:50.

My primary research interest is in the investigation of genetic and environmental risk factors in inflammatory muscle disease, or myositis. This is complemented via the Salford Royal Adult Neuromuscular Service, where patients are clinically managed within an NHS Specialised Rheumatology service and given the opportunity for recruitment into ongoing research studies.


Professor Hector Chinoy is a Professor of Rheumatology and Neuromuscular Disease at The University of Manchester, UK, where he conducts an active programme of research. He is Programme Director of the MSc in Clinical Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine. At Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, he is an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist and part of the Neuromuscular team.

Professor Chinoy completed his medical degree at the University of Nottingham in 1996 and undertook an Arthritis Research UK PhD fellowship at The University of Manchester. He now has research interests in genetic, epidemiological and clinical aspects of adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, and supervises a number of PhD and Masters students. He is principal investigator of a UK Medical Research Council funded prospective myositis cohort collection called MYOPROSP. At Salford Royal, he runs general rheumatology, adult neuromuscular and combined psoriasis/psoriatic clinics.

He is a reviewer for several major rheumatology peer-reviewed journals, advisory editor for Arthritis and Rheumatology, on the editorial board for the European Medical Journal and Reumatologia, and is on the abstract selection committee for the British Society for Rheumatology, European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology annual conferences.

He is co-chair of UKMYONET, a national consortium that fosters collaborative research in inflammatory myopathy, chair of the Euromyositis registry, a consortium that collects standardised clinical data in over 30 countries. He is also part of the Versus Arthritis Autoimmune rheumatic disease research advisory group.


  • 2007 PhD, Medicine (The University of Manchester)
  • 2004 MSc, Clinical Rheumatology (The University of Manchester)
  • 2000 MRCP (UK)
  • 1996 B.M., B.S. (University of Nottingham)
  • 1994 B.Med.Sci (Hons), 2nd class, division 1 (University of Nottingham)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)

Areas of expertise

  • R Medicine (General) - Rheumatology, Myositis, Muscle, Antibodies, Neuromuscular disease, Psoriatic arthritis, Myopathies

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  • Muscle, Myositis, Myopathies, Psoriatic arthritis

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