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Professor Nigel Arden

Consultant Rheumatologist


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

Training & Background

  • Qualifications: FRCP, CSST Rheumatology, MSc Epidemiology, MD, MRCP, MB BS
  • GMC number: 3169629

Professor Arden trained at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, where he 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 visiting as an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the University of San Francisco.

In February 2000 he commenced his post as Consultant Rheumatologist at Southampton General Hospital and Professor in Rheumatic Diseases at the University of Southampton, leading a large research programme into osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. In September 2008 he became a Professor of Rheumatic Diseases and Director of Musculoskeletal Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and an Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

Training & Background

Professor Arden was the governing body at Lady Margaret Hall in 2008. Following this, he was the Deputy Director at the Centre for Sports, Exercise & Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis in 2012.

In 2014, he was on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre and the Scientific Ambassador for the International Osteoporosis Society in 2012.

Professional Memberships

Professor Arden has been part of the EULAR and OARSI working groups to produce new definitions and treatment guidelines for disease.

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