Anne Barton is a Professor of Rheumatology; leads the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research at The University of Manchester and is an honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Manchester University Foundation Trust. Her research focusses on precision medicine; specifically, investigating the factors influencing treatment response in patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. The work involves genetic, transcriptomic and epigenetic studies to predict response but also incorporates patient-centred factors, such as adherence. She co-leads the MRC-Arthritis Research UK jointly funded stratified medicine initiative in RA (Maximising Therapeutic utility in RA (MATURA)) and is Director of the Musculoskeletal theme of the NIHR Manchester BRC. In 2016 she received an NIHR Senior Clinical Investigator award and also became Head of Division for Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences.