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Professor Nigel Arden

Prof. Nigel Arden

Consultant Rheumatologist


  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia

Training & Background

  • Qualfications: MBBS MSc FRCP MD MRCP CSST Rheumatology
  • Year first qualified : 1986
  • GMC number: 3169629
  • Main NHS base: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Arden trained at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London where he also completed four years of research into the genetics of osteoporosis and gained an MSc in Epidemiology and an MD.

In 1998 he spent six months as a visiting assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of San Francisco. Following this, he held a post as a consultant rheumatologist at Southampton General Hospital.

Research & Teaching

Professor Arden is a Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford, a Professor in Rheumatic Disease at the University of Southampton and is an honorary consultant in Rheumatology at both centres.

He leads a large international research programme into osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

Professor Arden has written over 350 academic papers, has edited 7 books and regularly presents his research at international conferences.

Professional Memberships

  • EULAR working group
  • OARSI working group
  • Scientific ambassador for the International Osteoporosis Foundation

Clinic Times

Tuesday afternoons

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