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Professor Ian Bruce (MD FRCP) - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Rheumatology

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1670 / 1639


Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology
Centre for Musculoskeletal Research
Institute of Inflammation and Repair
Stopford Building
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PT

Telephone: +44(0)161 276 4626 (Clinical secretary)




I qualified in Medicine from Queen's University Belfast in 1988 and gained my MRCP in 1991. My clinical training in medicine and rheumatology was in Northern Ireland and I completed my MD Thesis on the pathogenesis of systemic vasculitis in 1995. From 1996-1998 I was the Geoff Carr Lupus Fellow at the University of Toronto ( Profs M Urowtiz and D Gladman). I moved to Manchester in 1998 initially as an NHS consultant but later transferred to the University in 2003. I was appointed Professor of Rheumatology in August 2010 and an NIHR Senior Investigator in April 2013. 

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Chair: Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics 


I am Professor of Rheumatology and an NIHR Senior Investigator at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Institute of Inflammation and Repair. 

My clinical work is as Lead Clinician at The Kellgren Centre for Rheumatology, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals Trust. I am also Medical Director of the NIHR Manchester Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility and Centre Academic Lead for the NIHR Translational Research Partnership in Joint and Related Inflammatory Diseases. 

I am the Director of the NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit and the research theme lead for Connective Tissue Diseases.