Professor Peter Taylor
Norman Collison Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Professor Peter C Taylor holds the Norman Collisson chair of musculoskeletal sciences at the University of Oxford and is a fellow of St Peter’s College Oxford. He is head of experimental rheumatology at the Botnar Research Centre within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences. He studied pre-clinical medical sciences at Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge and his first degree was Batchelor of Arts (Cantab) Physiology in 1982. He subsequently studied clinical medicine at the University of Oxford and graduated in 1985 with Batchelor of Medicine and Batchelor of Surgery degrees. He was awarded a PhD in 1996 from the University of London for research on the pathogenesis of arthritis and was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2000 and a distinguished member of the British Society for Rheumatology in 2016.
Professor Taylor has clinical interests in inflammatory arthritis and research interests in patient reported outcomes, imaging outcome measures and targeted therapies, with over 25 years of experience in clinical trial design and international leadership in studies of biologic and small molecular therapies in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis including the earliest seminal trails of anti-TNF and anti-IL-6 receptor therapy.