Our Leadership

Cure JM is led by a passionate team of volunteers, staff, and medical experts in juvenile myositis research and care.

Director, Arthritis Research Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology University College London (UCL)

Lucy R. Wedderburn, Ph.D, MRCP

  • Professor and Consultant of Pediatric Rheumatology
  • National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator
  • Director, Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at University College London (UCL)
  • University College London Hospital UCL and Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOSH) Deputy Director
    NIHR Great Ormond Street Biomedical Research Centre
  • Co-Investigator, Medical Research Council-CLUSTER Consortium
  • UCL GOSH Institute of Child Health

Dr. Lucy Wedderburn is a Professor and Consultant of Pediatric Rheumatology. She trained in Cambridge and then London in Immunology and Rheumatology and then spent time training in science at Stanford University, before returning to University College London (UCL) and GOSH on a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. She has been at GOSH for more than 10 years as a consultant.
Professor Wedderburn’s areas of interest include childhood arthritis and Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). She has a regular clinic where she sees children with arthritis, JDM, and a range of other rheumatology conditions.

She runs a research team that investigates the mechanisms and different types of these diseases, as well as what controls response to treatment. She is the Chief Investigator of a large cohort study in JDM that includes centers from across the UK and is now the Director of the newly established Arthritis Research UK Center for Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL, UCL Hospitals and GOSH.

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