Charlie Bridgewood, Post-Doctoral Research Associate awarded Garrod Award from British Society for Rheumatology

Charlie Bridgewood, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at The Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds has been awarded this year’s Garrod Award from the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR).

The Award is presented to a scientist from a non-clinical background who has demonstrated distinguished contribution to the field of Rheumatology.

Charlie’s research focuses on the role of Cytokines in Inflammatory diseases such as Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis. He has a particular interest in Immunopathology of the Enthesis, the area of soft tissue where tendons or ligaments attach to bone.

On being presented the award, Charlie said, “Winning the Garrod is a great honour; many previous winners went on to esteemed careers in rheumatology research. I hope winning such a prestigious award can help propel my early career in rheumatic research”.