Versus Arthritis UK Professor of Rheumatology
Director, NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Leeds

Prof Emery trained at Cambridge, Guy’s and Brompton. Head of Rheumatology at Walter & Eliza Hall Institute and Consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital 1985. University of Birmingham Senior Lecturer 1987. Since 1995 he has been Versus Arthritis UK (formerly ARC) Professor of Rheumatology in Leeds, Director of the Leeds NIHR Biomedical Research Centre 2009-present.
Prof Emery was President of EULAR 2009-2011. He was inaugural chair of FOREUM Executive. He is an ACR Master. He has served on the editorial boards of all the major rheumatology journals. He has been an NIHR Senior Investigator since 2008. He is a recipient of the Roche Biennial Award for Clinical Rheumatology; the Rheumatology Hospital Doctor of the Year award 1999; and EULAR prize 2002 for outstanding contribution to rheumatology research. In 2012 he was awarded the Carol Nachman Prize. In 2018 he was awarded an OBE. In 2020 received the Meritorious Service Award from EULAR and became Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2021.

Professor Emery’s research interests centre around the immunopathogenesis and immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis, SpA, psoriatic disease and connective tissue diseases. He has a special interest in the factors leading to persistent inflammation. He is currently focusing on the prevention of autoimmune diseases with national programmes identifying patients in the pre-clinical phase.

He has published >1200 peer-reviewed articles in this area and has an h index of >140.

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