I qualified in Medicine (MB BCh BAO) from Dublin University in 1984. After completing general medical training in Dublin, I worked for a year as registrar in rheumatology in Bath. Following this I was appointed as clinical research fellow at the arc epidemiology research unit in Manchester. After completing an MD I completed a further two years training as specialist registrar in rheumatology on the north west rotation before being appointed as a consultant rheumatologist. I was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester in 1997, Reader in 2007 and Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology in 2011.
Memberships of committees and professional bodies
Member of the Clinical and Scientific Committee - National Osteoporosis Society
Member of Arthritis Research UK Clinical Studies Group on Osteoarthritis and Crystal Diseases