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I am a Clinical Senior Lecturer, specialising in epidemiology of rheumatic diseases. My PhD investigated risk factors for onset and progression amongst individuals diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) and subsequently I was appointed as a NIHR Clinical Lecturer whilst I finished my specialist training in rheumatology. I am an active member of consortia and international groups including the UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium and the Outcome Meseasures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) working groups. I investigate aetiological hypotheses using statistical models. My current interests include investigating comorbidity in PMR, GCA and inflammatory polyarthritis and using retinal images to validate vascular disease states in these conditions.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia
2015 → 2017
Award Date: 9 Nov 2017
Master of Science, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2015
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2007
Bachelor of Science, University of Leicester
Award Date: 1 Jan 2002
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Clinical and biomechanical factors associated with falls and rheumatoid arthritis: baseline cohort with longitudinal nested case-control studySmith, T., Clarke, C., Dainty, J. R., Watts, L., Yates, M., Pomeroy, V., Stanmore, E., O'Neill, T. & Macgregor, A., 26 Apr 2021, In : Rheumatology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic social restriction measures on people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in the UK: a mixed-methods studySmith, T. O., Belderson, P., Dainty, J. R., Birt, L., Durrant, K., Chipping, J. R., Tsigarides, J., Yates, M., Naughton, F., Werry, S., Notley, C., Shepstone, L. & MacGregor, A. J., 2 Jun 2021, In : BMJ Open. 11, 6, e048772.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)
Accessing health services for musculoskeletal diseases during early COVID-19 lockdown: results from a UK population survey.Smith, T. O., Durrant, K., Birt, L., Belderson, P., Chipping, J., Yates, M., Tsigarides, J., Notley, C., Naughton, F., Shepstone, L. & Macgregor, A., 2020, In : Rheumatology Advances in Practice. 4, 2, rkaa047.
Research output: Contribution to journal › LetterOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)13 Downloads (Pure)
Cardiovascular risk factors associated with polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis in a prospective cohort: EPIC-Norfolk StudyYates, M., Luben, R. N., Hayat, S., Mackie, S. L., Watts, R., Khaw, K. T., Wareham, N. J. & Macgregor, A., Feb 2020, In : Rheumatology. 59, 2, p. 319-323 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)13 Downloads (Pure)
Feasibility and face validity of outcome measures for use in future studies of Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR): An OMERACT StudyYates, M., Owen, C. E., Muller, S., Graham, K., Neill, L. M., Twohig, H., Boers, M., Pujades-Rodriguez, M. D. M., Goodman, S., Cheah, J. T. L., Dejaco, C., Mukhtyar, C., Nielsen, B. D., Robson, J., Simon, L. S., Shea, B., Mackie, S. L. & Hill, C. L., 1 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Rheumatology. 47, 9, p. 1379-1384 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)2 Downloads (Pure)