Professor Ian N. Bruce, MD, FRCP

Professor Ian N. Bruce, MD, FRCP

University of Manchester,
United Kingdom

Ian Bruce is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator and Professor of Rheumatology at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester. He is Director of The NIHR Manchester Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility. Professor Bruce qualified in medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1988 and gained his MRCP in 1991. He trained in medicine and rheumatology in Northern Ireland and completed his MD thesis on the pathogenesis of systemic vasculitis in 1995. He was the Geoff Carr Lupus Fellow at the University of Toronto, before moving to Manchester in 1998 as an NHS consultant, transferring to the University in 2003.

Professor Bruce is on the Editorial Board of the journal Lupus Science & Medicine. He is a Chair of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) and a member of the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group. Professor Bruce participates in a number of national and international multicentre studies that are seeking to refine our understanding of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). He leads a Cardiovascular Research Group and is joint Principal Investigator on the Norfolk Arthritis Registry (NOAR), Cardiovascular Sub-study. He also serves on Data Safety Steering Committees in several commercial and academic clinical trials and contributes to the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Registry Control Consortium.

Professor Bruce’s major research focus is on the association between inflammatory rheumatic diseases and premature atherosclerosis/coronary heart disease. In particular, his focus is on SLE and rheumatoid arthritis. He has published 148 papers in his field.


Grant/Research: Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Human Genome Sciences, Roche, UCB
Consultant/Advisor: GlaxoSmithKline, Medimmune, Pfizer, Roche, UCB
Speakers’ Bureau: GlaxoSmithKline, Medimmune, Pfizer, Roche, UCB

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