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 Cambridge and then London in Immunology and Rheumatology and then spent time training in science in the University of Stanford, USA, 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, which is also called Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and childhood myositis, also called Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). She has a regular clinic where she sees children with arthritis and a range of other rheumatology conditions.
She runs a research team that investigate 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 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.