Professor Emery trained at Cambridge, Guy’s and Brompton. Since 1995 he has been Versus Arthritis UK (formerly ARC) Professor of Rheumatology in Leeds, Director of the Leeds NIHR Biomedical Research Centre 2009-present. Prof Emery was President of EULAR 2009-2011. He was inaugural chair of FOREUM Executive. He is an ACR Master. He has served on the editorial boards of all the major rheumatology journals. He has been an NIHR Senior Investigator since 2008. In 2020 he received the Meritorious Service Award from EULAR and became Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2021.
Professor Emery’s research interests centre around the immunopathogenesis and immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis, SpA, psoriatic disease and connective tissue diseases. He has a special interest in the factors leading to persistent inflammation. He is currently focusing on the prevention of autoimmune diseases with national programmes identifying patients in the pre-clinical phase. He has published >1200 peer-reviewed articles in this area and has an h index of >140.