Dr Mohini Gray heads up research into the pathogenesis of inflammatory arthritis and lupus. She is interested in understanding the opinions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, SLE or Sjogren’s syndrome with regards to future research plans. If you would like to get involved please contact Dr Gray at and she can send you information on how to participate.

Prof Stuart Ralston has an active research programme, studying the genetic basis of bone and joint disease

Dr Philip Riches is interested in the relation between autoantibody formation and bone loss and the pathogenesis and management of gout.

The department is one of the leading centres in Scotland for recruiting patients to academic and commercial clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, scleroderma, vasculitis, osteoporosis and rare bone diseases (Dr Barbara Hauser, Dr Neil McKay, Prof Stuart H Ralston, Dr Helen Harris, Dr Gray, Dr Stephen Boyle, Dr Euan McRorie and Dr Philip Riches).


For more information on the research activities in the department please follow the link below:

Edinburgh Rheumatology Research Group