Organization profile

Organisation profile

Based in the Avon Orthopaedic Centre at Southmead Hospital, the Academic Rheumatology Group is headed by Professor Jon Tobias.

Our main research focus is osteoporosis, in which we have a number of clinical, epidemiological and translational research programmes. We are affiliated to the MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Transitional Epidemiology based at Bristol's School of Social and Community Medicine.

Our funders and sponsors

Our research is supported by the following agencies:

  • The Wellcome Trust
  • Arthritis Research UK
  • National Osteoporosis Society
  • British Scoliosis Research Foundation

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    Research Output

  • Associations between prenatal indicators of mechanical loading and proximal femur shape: findings from a population-based study in ALSPAC offspring

    Frysz, M., Tobias, J. H., Lawlor, D. A., Aspden, R. M., Gregory, J. & Ireland, A., 30 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Capturing remote disease activity – results of a 12-month clinical pilot of a smartphone app in NHS rheumatology clinics in Bristol

    Hamann, P. D. H., Minaur, N., Tobias, J. H. & Clark, E. M., 7 Feb 2020, In : Rheumatology. 3 p., eaa015.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter (Academic Journal)

  • Student theses

    An investigation into the role of bone mass and other factors in determining fracture risk in children

    Author: Clark, E. M., 2007

    Supervisor: Tobias, J. (Supervisor) & Ness, A. R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Describing the development of hip shape in adolescence, and environmental and genetic influences on this process, in ALSPAC offspring

    Author: Frysz, M., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Paternoster, L. (Supervisor) & Tobias, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Impact of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in older women

    Author: Al-Sari, U., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Tobias, J. (Supervisor) & Clark, E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)