Director, Centre for Inflammatory Disease, Imperial College
My expertise is on the role of the complement system in health and disease. I am a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science and my research has been funded by the Wellcome since 2003. My research utilises the genetic characterization of families with complement-mediated renal disease, the in vitro studies of complement regulatory proteins and the generation of unique models of complement-mediated kidney disease. My clinical interests include systemic lupus erythematous, complement deficiency states and C3 glomerulopathy. I am a Professor of Rheumatology at Imperial College where I lead the Centre for Inflammatory Disease (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/immunology-inflammation/research/cid/). I am an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Academic Director of the Imperial Lupus Centre.
I had the honour and pleasure to supervise Dr Tom Barbour’s PhD and have wonderful memories of our time working together in London. It is therefore a particularly emotional moment for me to give my talk in a symposium dedicated to Tom. He is very much missed by all of us in the complement team here.