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Fiona Watt

B.Med.Sci, MBBS, PhD

University Research Lecturer

  • Honorary consultant rheumatologist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Fiona is a University Research Lecturer at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, NDORMS at the University of Oxford and was appointed as an honorary consultant rheumatologist at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford in 2013. She leads the Clinical Translation theme within the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis.

She has a PhD in cartilage biochemistry from Imperial College London, and completed specialist training in rheumatology in West London. She has first class honours degrees for both B.Med.Sci and MBBS from University of Newcastle-Upon Tyne.

Her research interest is in the diagnosis, stratification and treatment of osteoarthritis. Fiona sits on a number of steering committees which focus on the treatment of this condition: the James Lind Alliance for Early Osteoarthritis; ACHE (an assessment tool for arthroplasty); HIT (clinical trial in OA, University of Keele).

She is Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Advisory Group lead for Arthritis Research UK, and also a clinical spokeswoman for the charity. Fiona won an OARSI Young Investigator award in 2014 and the British Society for Rheumatology's Michael Mason Prize in 2016 for her work on biomarkers of joint injury.