Gareth Jones


Professor Gareth Jones is a non-clinical epidemiologist who has worked in the field of arthritis and musculoskeletal health for over 20yrs.

He trained in epidemiology at the University of Manchester in the Arthritis Research Campaign (now Versus Arthritis) Epidemiology Unit.  Thereafter, he was appointed Lecturer in Rheumatic Disease Epidemiology, also in Manchester.  In 2005 he moved to the University of Aberdeen as Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, and is currently Professor in Epidemiology and deputy head of the Epidemiology Group.

He is one of the lead investigators of the Versus Arthritis / Medical Research Council Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work, where his main research interests centre on the aetiology, outcome, and management of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.  He works across the whole of the Epidemiology Group research programme, studying the epidemiology of specific clinical conditions, with a focus on modifiable risk factors, which then informs the design of clinical trials and public health interventions.

Gareth’s career research funding exceeds £14million and he has published around 150 research papers, editorials, reviews, and book chapters.

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