Professor Philip Conaghan MBBS PhD FRACP FRCP is Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine & Director of the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds. He is a Rheumatologist and Deputy Director of the UK National Institute for Health Research Leeds Biomedical Research Centre for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. His research spans early translational studies through large late-phase clinical trials, with major interests in understanding pathogenesis and therapeutic response for common arthritides, especially with imaging biomarkers. He is an executive member of the international outcomes group OMERACT and was inaugural Chair of the EULAR Standing Committee on Musculoskeletal Imaging. He is on a number of editorial boards, is co-editor of the most recent Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology and has authored over 500 publications as original research, reviews and book chapters.