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Profile of Dr Fiona E Watt

Fiona E Watt
Full name
Dr Fiona E Watt, MBBS, B.Med.Sci, MRCP, PhD
Job title
Honorary consultant rheumatologist and University Research Lecturer
Special interests
Rheumatology, osteoarthritis

Dr Watt trained in Newcastle upon Tyne and completed her specialist training in rheumatology in London. Her PhD in cartilage biochemistry relevant to osteoarthritis was at the Kennedy Institute, then sited at Imperial College London.

Moving with the Institute to University of Oxford, she was appointed an honorary consultant at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in 2013.

Her research interest is in osteoarthritis, aiming to identify new tests and novel therapeutic targets for the disease. She was awarded the British Society for Rheumatology’s Michael Mason Prize for her work in the KICK cohort in 2016, following individuals with acute knee injury. She is a member of the Arthritis Research UK OA and crystal diseases Clinical Studies Group, recruiting to several UK-wide clinical trials in OA, and was appointed a medical spokesperson for the charity in 2014.

Dr Watt’s specialist clinical interests relate to osteoarthritis of the knee and hand, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. She carries out clinics within the multidisciplinary musculoskeletal triage service (MSK Hub).

Many of the hospital consultants work with the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) on clinical trials and research studies, investigating a wide range of diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

For further information about Dr Watt’s research studies please visit the NDORMS website