Lucy Wedderburn is a Professor in Paediatric Rheumatology at UCL (Institute of Child Health) and a Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She trained in Immunology and Rheumatology at Cambridge and London before spending time in research at the University of Stanford, USA. She then returned to University College London (UCL) and GOSH on a Wellcome Trust Fellowship, where she has been for more than 10 years.
Professor Wedderburn’s research is focussed on understanding the pathology of childhood rheumatic conditions, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). She has a regular clinic at GOSH where she sees children with arthritis and a range of other rheumatology conditions, as well as running a research team that investigates the functional mechanisms of these diseases. She is the Chief Investigator of a large cohort study in JDM that includes centres from across the UK and is now the Director of the newly established Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL, UCL Hospitals and GOSH.