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Research interests

My research in the area of paediatric rheumatology includes:

  • Randomised controlled trials of novel biological drugs in children with JIA associated uveitis. I am the Co-Chief Investigator of Sycamore Trial (RCT of adalimumab in JIA associated uveitis) funded by HTA/ARUK. I am also the Co-Chief Investigator of a trial of Tocilizumab in anti TNF refractory JIA associated uveitis.
  • Leading on new agents for management of refractory arthritis in collaboration with industry
  • Design and conduct studies in rare disease using novel study designs (Bayesian and Simon design)
  • Looking at diagnostic markers and new therapies for MAS or secondary HLH
  • Collaboration with colleagues in India on secondary HLH in Dengue fever
  • Basic science studies on understanding pathogenesis of lupus nephritis
  • Biomarkers in JIA and JIA associated uveitis.


  • Associate Editor – Archives of Diseases in Childhood
  • Editorial Board – Rheumatology
  • Scientific Member, ARUK/MCRN Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group
  • Associate Director of ARUK funded only Paediatric Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre leading on JIA-Uveitis and Industry workstreams
  • Medical Advisor for National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) and National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)
  • Research Advisor for RCPCH Paediatric Rheumatology CSAC.

External positions

Associate Director, ARUK Paediatric Rheumatology Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre leading on Industry and Uveitis workstreams

2014 → …

Associate Editor, Archives of Diseases in Childhood

2010 → …

Scientific Member and Champion, MCRN/ARUK Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group

2007 → …

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children & Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK

2004 → …

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Research Output

A national consensus management pathway for paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (PIMS-TS): results of a national Delphi process

PIMS-TS National Consensus Management Study Group, 18 Sep 2020, In : Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

  • Areas of agreement in the management of childhood non-infectious chronic anterior uveitis in the UK

    POIG Uveitis Delphi Group, 1 Jan 2020, In : British Journal of Ophthalmology. 104, 1, p. 11-16 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    233 Downloads (Pure)

    Clinical and laboratory characteristics in juvenile-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus across age groups

    Massias, J. S., Smith, E. M. D., Ramanan, A. V. & al., E., 1 Apr 2020, In : Lupus. 29, 5, p. 474-481 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 66 Downloads (Pure)