Prof Robert Moots

Professor of Rheumatology,
University of Liverpool,

Robert Moots is Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Liverpool, Director of the University of Liverpool Academic Rheumatology Unit and Consultant Rheumatologist at Aintree University Hospital. After qualifying in Medicine in London, UK, Dr Moots subsequently trained in immunology at the Institute for Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford, where he earned his PhD. Dr Moots continued his research at Harvard Medical School. He returned to the UK in 1997 and in 2002 became the youngest full Professor of Rheumatology and Head of Department appointed in the UK.

Dr Moots’ research interests lie in clinical and basic science aspects of rheumatic diseases, from bench to bedside. He has published extensively, won the prestigious Michael Mason prize for rheumatology research, is active in international medical and scientific societies and committees and each year receives invitations to lecture on every continent. Dr Moots has extensive experience in drug development - working with the pharmaceutical industry internationally and with bodies such as the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). He is Medical Advisor to major UK patient groups and in 2009 took over as Editor-in-Chief of Rheumatology. Clinical service remains an important part of his work and his unit has recently been designated UK National Centre for Behçet’s disease.