Dr Lianne Kearsley-Fleet BSc(Hons) MSc PhD FHEA

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I am an epidemiologist at the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology). My research involves working on various biologics registers; the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis (BSRBR-RA), and the UK JIA Biologics Register (including BCRD, and BSPAR-ETN). I have a particular interest in outcome in children, young people, and adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). 



I completed my BSc(Hons) in BioVeterinary Science at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. Following 15 months as a laboratory assistant for Pfizer Animal Health, I returned to the University of London and completed a MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology. I worked as a research assistant in the Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Group at the Royal Veterinary College before moving to the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis at The University of Manchester as a research assistant. After seven years in this role, I completed my PhD by Publication titled "Real-world effectiveness of biologic therapies in children and adults with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in the United Kingdom", and was promoted to research associate. 

Social responsibility

  • Volunteer for local career fairs at primary schools as an epidemiologist.
  • Volunteered to present a lighting talk for the School of Biological Sciences annual event 2019.
  • Contributed to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) magazine with a lay summary of a recent scientific publication to disseminate the reuslts of my research to the public. 
  • Administrator for the adult and paediatric biologic registers Twitter feed, promoting research and networking with other researchers and organisations.
  • Created a YouTube video that explined by research from the paediatric biologic registers.
  • Create infographics and write lay summaries for dissemination to the public.


  • PhD in Epidemiology (2019) - The University of Manchester. 
  • MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology (2011) - Joint course: Royal Veterinary College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.
  • BSc(Hons) in BioVeterinary Science (2009) - Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Member of Barbara Ansell National Network for Adolescent Rheumatology (BANNAR). 
  • Member of EULAR-EMEUNET, a network of early-career rheumatology researchers across Europe. Specifically, co-lead for the social media sub-committee.
  • Member of the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) - 2019 to 2020.  

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