Professor Paul Emery


Director of Leeds BRC, Director of LIRMM

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2nd Floor, Chapel Allerton Hospital
Chapeltown Road


Paul Emery is the Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology and Head of Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.   He is the Director of the Leeds Biomedical Research Centre at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, U.K.


Professor Emery was President of EULAR 2009-2011 following a period as Treasurer.  He is currently Chair of the Executive of FOREUM.  He has been a NIHR Senior Investigator since 2008. He has served on the editorial boards of all the major rheumatology journals.  He was inaugural President of ISEMIR (International extremity MRI society).He is NIHR Senior Investigator. He is a recipient of the Roche Biennial Award for Clinical Rheumatology, the Rheumatology Hospital Doctor of the Year award 1999, EULAR prize 2002 for outstanding contribution to rheumatology research and the Carol Nachman Prize 2012


Professor Emery’s research interests centre around the immunopathogenesis and immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis, SpA and connective tissue diseases.  He has a special interest in the factors leading to persistent inflammation and now has a major research programme identifying individuals at risk of inflammatory arthritis, stratifying that with undertaking intervention studies to prevent progression.  Professor Emery is a founder member of ERAS, Leeds Early Arthritis Project (LEAP) and Yorkshire Early Arthritis Register (YEAR) and the Leeds Musculoskeletal Imaging Group.  He has published over 1000 peer-reviewed articles in this area.

Research Interests

Identifying and treating patients at risk of autoimmune disease with intervention studies to prevent progression.

Early arthritis

  • Early arthritis clinics
  • Prognosis/disease progression


  • Remission induction
  • Remission characterisation





Connective Tissue Diseases especially SLE/ScS/Vasculitis

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