Consultant Rheumatologist & Honorary Chair of Clinical Rheumatology
Co-Director of the NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility
University Hospital Southampton & University of Southampton
Prof. Edwards is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Co-Director of the NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility within the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, having previously worked as a consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.
Prof. Edwards trained with Professor Maini at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology during the early years of anti-TNF trials and with Professor Graham Hughes at the St Thomas’ Hospital Lupus Clinic in London. He has been an Investigator on a number of clinical trials of therapies for inflammatory rheumatic diseases and more recently has worked on COVID vaccine (Oxford/Astra-Zeneca studies and COVBOOST) and therapeutic studies (AGILE Platform). As Co-Director of the NIHR Southampton Clinical Research Facility he is engaged with the running of a large translational research facility with FIH and phase I experience.
Prof. Edwards is Clinical Director of the Southampton Musculoskeletal Research Unit, a recognised EULAR centre of excellence and is the Chair of the EULAR Education Committee.