• Dr Nicola Peel

    Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Medicine. Since 2000 Nicola has worked as a full-time NHS consultant in Metabolic Bone Medicine.

  • Dr Emma Clark

    Emma has a particular clinical interest in osteoporosis and hypermobility. She runs a dedicated osteoporosis/metabolic bone disease clinic. She leads on the vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) component of the DXA service. She is also an active researcher through her post as Consultant Senior Lecturer, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol.


    René is an internist and endocrinologist, with a subspecialty focus on metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis and disorders of mineral metabolism. He is presently Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University Hospitals of Geneva and is the former Chairman of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

  • Prof. Juliet Compston

    Professor Compston (OBE) is Emeritus Professor of Bone Medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. Her research is focused on the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and the cellular and structural mechanisms by which pharmacological interventions preserve bone mass and reduce fracture risk.

  • Prof. Cyrus Cooper OBE

    Cyrus is Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit; Vice-Dean of Medicine at the University of Southampton; and Professor of Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford.

  • Prof. Karen Barker

    Karen is Professor of Physiotherapy at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford.

  • Prof. Angela Cheung

    Angela is Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Skeletal Health Assessment at University of Toronto; Director of Osteoporosis Program and Women's Health Program at University Health Network; Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal and Postmenopausal Health.

  • Prof. Tim Briggs CBE

    Tim is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH), chairman of the Federation of Specialist Hospitals and a former president of the British Orthopaedic Association.

  • Prof. Janet Lord

    Janet is director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, both located within the new Queen Elizabeth super Hospital which opened in the summer of 2011.

  • Prof. Dawn Skelton

    Dawn is a commissioned author for the World Health Organisation and the Department of Health. She also runs training courses to move research into practice with allied health professionals and fitness instructors.

  • Dr Shane Clarke

    Shane is a Consultant Rhuematologist at Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital.

  • Dr Stuart Eastman

    Stuart is a GP and Senior Partner at St Melon House Surgery in Wiltshire.

  • Dr Andrew Gray

    Andrew is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Dr Clare Groves

    Clare is a Consultant Radiologist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a special interest in musculoskeletal radiology.

  • Dr Fadil Hannan

    Fadil is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Biology in the Institute of Ageing and Health.

  • Prof. Nick Harvey

    Nick is Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

  • Prof. Richard Eastell

    Richard is Head of the Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism and Director of the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

  • Dr Antony Johansen

    Antony is a Consultant Orthogeriatrician at the University Hospital of Wales and Clinical Lead for National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD).

  • Dr Ken Poole

    Academic Consultant in Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Disease. Ken is a specialist rheumatologist with interests in metabolic bone disease and imaging. He is an academic Consultant in Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Disease at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

  • Prof. Mike Stone

    Mike is a Consultant Physician, University Hospital Llandough and Director of Bone Research at Cardiff University.

  • Prof. Ailsa Welch

    Ailsa is a professor of nutritional epidemiology involved in research and teaching at UEA since 2007. Before this she was a key researcher at the University of Cambridge with the European Prospective Investigations into Cancer Study, for 15 years.

  • Dr Gabriel Galea

    Gabriel is a Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellows at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. His research interests are in mechanobiology, which encompasses mechanisms by which cells sense and adapt to changes in their mechanical environment. This follows his PhD and initial post-doctoral training in skeletal mechanobiology with an emphasis on sclerostin regulation.

  • Dr Zoe Paskins

    Zoe is an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the Haywood Rheumatology Centre and Clinical Lead for the osteoporosis service for North Staffordshire. She chairs the Midlands specialist osteoporosis interest group and is a clinical lead for service peer reviews across the UK for the NOS.

  • Dr Nuttan Tanna

    Nuttan is a Pharmacist Consultant at London North West University Healthcare Trust and Senior Honorary Research Fellow affiliated with the Department of Public Health, Imperial College, School of Science & Medicine. Her specialty areas include Mid-life Women's Health and Older People, with focus on menopause management support, osteoporosis and fracture prevention.

  • Dr Jennifer Walsh

    Jennifer is a Senior Lecturer in the Metabolic Bone Centre at Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. She has clinical interests in adolescent and young adult endocrinology and late effects of cancer treatment.

  • Prof. David Reid

    David is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen. He is a consultant rheumatologist and has been involved in providing rheumatology and specialist osteoporosis services with a particular emphasis on DXA (bone densitometry) measurement and interpretation for over 30 years. He has published over 300 original papers and reviews.

  • Dr Karen Knapp

    Karen is an Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of Exeter. She undertook a PhD at King’s College London, with internationally renowned groups in osteoporosis and twin research, based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.

  • Mrs Jill Griffin

    Jill is a Consultant Practitioner in Bone Densitometry in the Healthy Bones Service at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and Chair of the Bone Densitometry Training Advisory Panel at the NOS.

  • Dr Richard Keen

    Richard is a Consultant Rheumatologist at UCL Hospitals. He also works at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, and has an honorary senior lecturer appointment at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences in UCL. His key clinical interests are in the management of patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases.

  • Dr David Armstrong

    David trained in Belfast and Manchester, and is now a consultant rheumatologist based in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where he leads the Fracture Liaison and Osteoporosis services. His current research work with the University of Ulster focuses mainly on nutritional aspects of bone health including protein and vitamin D, and he represents Northern Ireland on the Clinical and Scientific Committee of the NOS.

  • Prof. Opinder Sahota

    Opinder currently works at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Opinder does research in Geriatrics, Emergency Medical Care and Clinical Trials.

  • Prof. Mark Wilkinson

    Mark is the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Sheffield, and a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the NHS and privately at Thornbury Hospital.

  • Prof. Kassim Javaid

    Kassim studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. His research areas are in epidemiology and adult metabolic bone disease focusing vitamin D, osteoporosis, secondary fracture prevention and rare bone diseases.

  • Dr Karen Walker-Bone

    Karen is an Associate Professor in Occupational Rheumatology and Academic Lead for Medicine at the University of Southampton.

  • Dr M. Vindlacheruvu

    Madhavi is a Consultant Orthogeriatrician working at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Dr Stephen Gallacher

    Stephen is Consultant Physician with an interest in Diabetes & Endocrinology and holds an NHS appointment at the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow.

  • Dr Lora Giangregorio

    Lora is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Lora's research aims to increase physical activity and reduce osteoporotic fracture risk in older adults.

  • Dr Terence Ong

    Terence is a Geriatrician and Research Fellow at the Department for Healthcare of Older People, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • Dr Kate Ward

    Kate is an Associate Professor at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton and an Honorary Senior Scientist at MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory in Cambridge. Kate has been a researcher in bone physiology for over twenty years.

  • Dr Claire Higham

    Claire is a Consultant Endocrinologist at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Her specialties include pituitary disease, metabolic bone disease, late effects of cancer treatment and thyroid eye disease.

  • Dr Tehseen Ahmed

    Tehseen is a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath.

  • Prof. Eugene McCloskey

    Eugene is Professor of Adult Bone Diseases, Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism, University of Sheffield.

  • Dr Julie Bruce

    Julie is an epidemiologist based at the University of Warwick. Her main interests relate to surgical epidemiology, clinical trials and systematic reviews.

  • Dr Nicola Crabtree

    Dr Nicola Crabtree is a Principal Clinical Scientist presently employed as a Research Clinical Scientist based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She has had an interest in bone research for over 20 years.