Professor Robert John Moots is an award-winning academic consultant rheumatologist who specialises in the research and treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases and practices at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool. He has an international reputation for excellence both in rheumatology research and care and is an acknowledged expert in treating rheumatic diseases. He is Director of the National Centre for Behçet's Syndrome in Liverpool, and of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Centre for Excellence in Rheumatology Research, Liverpool. Professor Moots also provides regular consultancy advice to the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and works closely with the pharmaceutical Industry at a global level to improve treatment for musculoskeletal diseases.
After training in medicine in London, Professor Moots gained his PhD at the University of Oxford. Following this, he was lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Birmingham, before moving to Harvard Medical School, USA . He moved back to the UK to establish a new academic rheumatology unit in Liverpool. Much of his time is dedicated to research, which allows him to translate advances in understanding and treating diseases into delivery of the highest quality state-of-the-art care. He regular receives referrals from around the UK, and many other parts of the world. He has been editor-in-chief of Rheumatology, a trustee of the British Society for Rheumatology and helps lead the growth of rheumatology expertise in developing countries.