Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy

Leading the way in osteoporosis research

The launch of the Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy is a breakthrough moment that changes the lives of millions.

The Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy is the first dedicated academy for osteoporosis. A collaborative venture with patients at its heart, it will work with the leading researchers, clinicians and academics in the field to advance scientific knowledge and work towards a cure. 


Understanding the causes and mechanisms of osteoporosis.


Exploring and developing new and innovative technologies.


Understanding the effectiveness of current and potential new diagnostic tools, treatments and interventions.

Academy Advisory Committee members

Committee Member Position 
Professor Juliet Compston
Secretary/Treasurer, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research; Professor Emeritus of Bone Medicine Department of Medicine Cambridge
Vice Chair
Professor Nick Harvey
Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
Professor David Reid  Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen; Consultant Rheumatologist and Osteoporosis Specialist London Bridge Hospital and King Edwards VII's Hospital
Professor Stuart Ralston  Professor of Rheumatology, University of Edinburgh; Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, NHS Lothian
Professor Eugene McCloskey Professor of Adult Bone Diseases, Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism, University of Sheffield
Dr Kenneth Poole Consultant Rheumatologist and Reader in Metabolic Bone Disease, University of Cambridge
Professor Neil Gittoes Head, Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Consultant Endocrinologist and Honorary Professor of Endocrinology; Associate Medical Director Queen Elizabeth Hospital; University Hospitals Birmingham & University of Birmingham
Professor Cyrus Cooper Professor of Rheumatology and Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit; Vice-Dean of Medicine at the University of Southampton; Professor of Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford
Professor Graham Russell Professor of Musculoskeletal Pharmacology, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford and Mellanby Bone Research Unit, University of Sheffield
Professor Jon Tobias Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Bristol; Consultant Rheumatologist at North Bristol Trust
Peter Lees Chief executive and Medical Director of the UK Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.
Mary Bishop Lay member and patient advocate
Nic Vine Lay member and patient advocate