Director: Professor Paul Emery

LIRMM is dedicated to improving diagnosis, therapy, intervention and outcome across the spectrum of rheumatic and musculoskeletal medicine. It boasts a dynamic portfolio of research and education, delivering wide-ranging clinical, translational and basic research across five Sections:

Clinical Musculoskeletal Medicine – Section Head: Dr Maya Buch

Experimental Musculoskeletal Medicine – Section Head: Prof Dennis McGonagle

Clinical Biomechanics and Physical Medicine – Section Head: Prof Tony Redmond

Orthopaedics – Section Head: Prof Peter Giannoudis

Rehabilitation Medicine – Section Head: Prof Bipin Bhakta


We also work in close partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, particularly as a stretgic partner in the  Leeds NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (LMBRU), an NIHR funded centre of excellence for translational musculoskeletal research which strives to deliver excellence in patient based research.