Rheumatology 2013
Droitwich Lecture
Thursday, 25 April, 11.30 - 13.00

Dr Philip Helliwell
Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Leeds
Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist for the Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust 
Dr Helliwell is co-founder and co-lead for the Bradford (University) Diploma in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine and is an active member of the Bradford and Airedale Musculoskeletal Alliance, a tier two service provided to GPs in the designated geographical area.

His previous and current appointments include: Member of NHS R&D Research Committee on Physical and Complex Disabilities, Member of the Executive Council, Centre for Biomechanics and Medical Engineering; Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee, Society for Back Pain Research; Member of Education Committee, Arthritis Research Campaign; and Editor for the ARC Patient Information Leaflets and Convener Publications Working Group, Member of the Heberden Committee, at the British Society for Rheumatology, Member of Council at the British Society for Rheumatology, Member of Executive Committee, Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic arthritis.

His current and past research: treatment paradigms, clinical features and classification of psoriatic arthritis; biomechanics of joints, gait assessment and foot disorders in inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis, epidemiology of rheumatic disease with a longitudinal community cohort of low back pain and community based studies of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.