Professor Paul Emery

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Professor Paul Emery.Email:

Research profile and key clinical specialties

Paul Emery is the Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology, Director of the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds and the Director of the Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, LTHT.

He was president of EULAR from 2009-2011 and has served on the editorial boards of all the major rheumatology journals. He was inaugural President of ISEMIR (International extremity MRI society). He is an NIHR Senior Investigator (2008- ).

Paul was a recipient of the Roche Biennial Award for Clinical Rheumatology; the Rheumatology Hospital Doctor of the Year award 1999; and EULAR prize 2002 for outstanding contribution to rheumatology research.

In 2012 he was awarded the Carol Nachman Prize the top international rheumatology prize. He leads the Targeted UItrasound Initiative (TUI) active in 45 countries.

He has been awarded over £46 million in external grants, £19 million as chief investigator. He has written 7 books, 87 chapters, and >1000 peer reviewed publications and has an h-factor of >100.

Two key publications

  • Emery P, O, Combe B, Martin-Mola E, Buch MH, Krogulec M, Williams T, Gaylord S, Pedersen R, Bukowski J, Vlahos B. Sustained remission with etanercept tapering in early rheumatoid arthritis (PRIZE). N Engl J Med 2014;371: 1781 – 92.
  • Baeten D, Sieper J, Braun J, Baraliakos X, Dougados M, Emery P, Deodhar A, Porter B, Martin R, Anderson M, Mpofu S, Richards HB, MEASURE 1 and MEASURE 2 study groups. Secukinumab, an Interleukin-17A Inhibitor, in Ankylosing Spondylitis. N Engl J Med 2015; 373:2534-48.

Possible PhD projects

  • Preventing autoimmune disease (RA,SLE, SSc). Understanding the pathogenic events underlying the transition from localised to systemic autoimmunity. Precision medicine for immunotherapy.

More information

Paul is PhD Project Supervisor for 6 PhD students presently.  He has supervised 9 PhD students that have been awarded.


Keywords: Ankylosing Spondylitis, arthritis, rheumatology, rheumatic, etanercept tapering, systemic autoimmunity, immunotherapy, ultra sound Arthritis Research UK, Paul, Emery, Leeds