Prof Ian Bruce MD FRCP

Chair in Rheumatology

Full contact details
View graph of relations


I am Professor of Rheumatology and an NIHR Senior Investigator at the Centre for Epidemiology, Versus Arthritis, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Division of Musculoskeletal and DermatologicalSciences. 

My clinical work is at The Kellgren Centre for Rheumatology, Manchester University Foundation Trust. I am also Director of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre and Academic Director of Health Innovation Manchester. 



I qualified in Medicine from Queen's University Belfast in 1988 and gained my MRCP in 1991. My clinical training in medicine and rheumatology was in Northern Ireland and I completed my MD Thesis on the pathogenesis of systemic vasculitis in 1995. From 1996-1998 I was the Geoff Carr Lupus Fellow at the University of Toronto ( Profs M Urowtiz and D Gladman). I moved to Manchester in 1998 initially as an NHS consultant but later transferred to the University in 2003. I was appointed Professor of Rheumatology in August 2010 and an NIHR Senior Investigator in April 2013 (now Emeritus). 


  • MB BCh BAO: Queen's University Belfast 1988
  • MRCP (UK): 1991 
  • Doctor of Medicine: Queen's University Belfast 1995   
  • FRCP (RCP London) 2022

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • NIHR Senior Investigator
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Immediate Past-Chair: Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics 

Related information