Research/Areas of Interest:

My research interests include epidemiologic and clinical studies of rheumatic diseases, with a focus on osteoarthritis and the evaluation of disease-modifying therapies for this disorder. I also concentrate on epidemiologic studies of SLE and rheumatoid arthritis, and have been involved in the deployment of internet-based research studies.


  • Master of Public Health, Boston University, USA, 1995
  • Doctor of Medicine, Univ of Southampton, GBR, 1983
  • Bachelor of Music, Southampton University, GBR, 1982