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Dr Joel David MB BCh FRCP

Consultant Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Governance Lead

Dr Joel David qualified in 1981 from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, with a MB and BCh (cum lauda). He achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (UK) in 1984 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 1996. His postgraduate medical experience was gained in London as a Registrar in Medicine at both the Royal Free and Hammersmith hospitals.

Dr David's experience in research was as an ARC fellow in the Acute Phase Protein Laboratory at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School.

Senior Registrar positions were held at Charing Cross Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In 1992, Dr Joel David took up the position of Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician at the Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Reading, where he remained until 2000 when he transferred to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre as Consultant Rheumatologist.

Joel David is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Joel David

Dr Alex Brand

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Shirish Dubey

Consultant Rheumatologist

Professor Raashid Luqmani DM FRCP FRCP(E)

Professor of Rheumatology

For information on Professor Luqmani's clinical trials, research studies and publications please visit the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) website.

Professor Raashid Luqmani

Professor Laura Coates

Consultant Rheumatologist and Researcher

Dr Julia Newton MBChB (Hons) MRCP DPhil DipSEM (Dist)

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Newton's specialist interests are specifically related to sport and exercise related problems in the adult and paediatric populations. Dr Newton runs a NHS multidisciplinary sports medicine service at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (OxSPORT). She also works at the English Institute of Sport.

Dr Julia Newton

Dr Kassim Javaid MBBS BMedSci MRCP PhD

Consultant in Metabolic Medicine

Prof Kassim Javaid has been the Norman Collisson Senior Research Fellow, Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Disease, Nuffield Centre of Orthopaedics, University of Oxford since 2008.

Previously he has been Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK (2006-8); ARC Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco (2006-7); Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology, Wessex Deanery (2003-6) and ARC Clinical Fellow, University of Southampton (2000-2003).

Dr Kassim Javaid

Professor Nigel Arden MBBS FRCP MSc MD

Professor in Rheumatic Diseases and Consultant in Rheumatology (Honorary)

Professor Arden trained at St Thomas' Hospital, London, where he also completed four years of research into the genetics of osteoporosis. During this time, he gained an MSc in Epidemiology and an MD.

In 1998 he spent six months as Visiting Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the University of San Francisco.

In February 2000 Professor Arden commenced his post as Consultant Rheumatologist at Southampton General Hospital, and Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Southampton, where he developed a large research programme into osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

He took up the post of Honorary Professor of Rheumatology at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in September 2008.

Professor Nigel Arden

Professor Peter Taylor MA BM BCh PhD RCP FRCPE

Norman Collison Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences

Professor Taylor studied pre-clinical medical sciences at Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge and his first degree was in Physiology.

He subsequently studied clinical medicine at the University of Oxford and was awarded a PhD degree from the University of London for studies on pathogenesis of arthritis. In the summer of 2015 he was appointed medical director of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. He is a Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford.

Professor Taylor has specialist clinical interests in rheumatoid and other inflammatory arthritis, especially early inflammatory arthritis.

Professor Peter Taylor

Dr Catherine Swales MB BCh PhD MRCP

Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology and Senior Research Fellow, NIHR Clinical Trials Unit

Dr Swales started her medical training at University College London in 1991. Following an intercalated BSc and PhD in Neurosciences, she moved to pursue her clinical training in Oxford, and qualified in 2000. She completed her postgraduate training in Nottingham before returning to Oxford to take up a Clinical Lectureship in Rheumatology in 2003.

She has research interests in inflammatory arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, and medical education. She was appointed as Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in 2012.

Dr Swales' clinical work is based in the Early Arthritis Service at the NOC, which offers rapid assessment and treatment of patients with suspected inflammatory arthritis.

Dr Swales is a Fellow in Medicine at St Hilda's College, Associate Director for the Clinical Medical School and an Education Associate for the General Medical Council.

Dr Catherine Swales

Professor Tonia Vincent FRCP PhD

Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology and Consultant Rheumatologist (Honorary)

Professor Vincent studied medicine at UCL, qualifying in 1993. She trained as a junior doctor in London, later specialising in Rheumatology. She studied at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology for a PhD, which was awarded in 2002. She continued at the Kennedy Institute as a Wellcome Trust clinician scientist.

In 2012 the Kennedy Institute moved to the University of Oxford and she was appointed Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist.

For further information on Professor Vincent's research studies please visit:

Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis Versus Arthritis

Professor Tonia Vincent
Last reviewed:09 December 2022