Congratulations to Professor Elaine Hay, our very own Director of IPCHS on her award of Distinguished Member of the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR). This is bestowed only upon the highest achieving BSR members, who have acted inspirationally throughout their career, advancing knowledge in rheumatology.
|Elaine was the first professor of community rheumatology in the UK and has championed rheumatology services locally, as well as developing research to underpin clinical community rheumatology. To date, she has had an extremely successful research career, currently holding 13 active external research grants totalling £8.4 million in addition to 45 historical grants, which has led to Elaine authoring 24 reviews/editorials and 169 publications.|
She has played an active role in BSR committees for over 20 years and has represented musculoskeletal interests on numerous national/ international committees including the NIHR National School for Primary Care, the Department of Health Musculoskeletal Services Strategy Group, the EULAR scientific strategy committee, the Royal College of Physicians Joint Speciality Committee and the NIHR applied research programme grant committee.
Elaine is an inspirational director of IPCHS and motivates researchers and clinicians locally and nationally.
Huge congratulations for this well-deserved award!