Jon is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Associate Medical Director for Physical Health at MPFT; a clinical academic rheumatologist with an international reputation in interventional and epidemiological spondyloarthritis research, research grants exceeding £7 million and over 110 academic publications.
He has led numerous pharmacological studies in rheumatology/infectious diseases and in 2020 was principle investigator for a covid vaccine study (Novovax) recruiting over 600 patients across Staffordshire. He has recently been awarded a national NIHR programme grant over £2.5 million to improve how patients with axSpA are referred from primary care into specialist rheumatology.
Ruth Lambley-Burke, Director of Research & Innovation, Associate Director of Medical Directorate Operations said, "MPFT, working in partnership with Keele University, has established world-leading research groups in rheumatology. The professorial promotion that have been awarded to Jon is a testament to the hard work and dedication that he has continually demonstrated in is field. I would like to congratulate Jon on this well-deserved achievement."