Professor Sam Hider and Professor Ed Roddy, both Professors in Rheumatology at Keele University, are based at MPFT run Haywood Hospital in Tunstall, where they have a strong history of work with the Trust’s research and innovation team.
Sam has led research investigating the long-term impacts of chronic inflammatory conditions, especially the overlap between physical and mental health and management of multimorbidity.
Ed is the director of the Keele-Haywood Academic Rheumatology Group, which has received international recognition as a European League against Rheumatism Centre of Research Excellence and leads epidemiological studies and clinical trials in gout and common musculoskeletal disorders, with a particular focus on the foot and ankle.
Ruth Lambley-Burke, Head of Research and Innovation at MPFT said, “MPFT, working in partnership with Keele University, has established world-leading research groups in rheumatology. The professorial promotions that have been awarded to Sam and Ed are a testament to the hard work and dedication that they continually demonstrate in their field. I would like to congratulate them on their well-deserved achievement.”
Professor Christian Mallen, Academic Director at MPFT and Head of Keele School of Medicine said, “I am absolutely delighted that Ed Roddy and Sam Hider have been promoted to Professor, reflecting not only their research expertise but also their standing in the clinical and academic community. Both Ed and Sam are outstanding academic rheumatologists who work tirelessly to improve outcomes for patients with painful and disabling long term conditions. These promotions are thoroughly deserved and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”