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Dr Elizabeth Curtis

Elizabeth Curtis

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
University of Southampton
bc@mrc.soton.ac.uk
02380 777624
Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 8EB, UK.
https://www.mrc.soton.ac.uk/web2/staff/#gallery-details-curtis-beth

BRS Clinical ordinary member

Beth Curtis is an Associate Professor in Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre, University of Southampton, and Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Beth undertook her undergraduate medical training at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2010. Whilst there, she gained a first class BA in Medical Sciences and developed interests in both rheumatology and human development.

She joined the clinical academic training programme in Southampton, initially as an Academic Foundation Doctor and then as an Academic Clinical Fellow, working with Professors Cyrus Cooper and Nick Harvey at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton. Working on her interest in early-life determinants of osteoporosis, she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship and completed her PhD in 2019, supervised by Professors Cyrus Cooper and Nick Harvey and epigenetics specialists Professor Karen Lillycrop and Dr Christopher Bell. Her doctoral research was based on the early life determinants of bone health, working on the Southampton Women’s Survey and the MAVIDOS randomised controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy.
She has also contributed to parallel projects on drug safety in various rheumatological conditions, working within a European collaboration, ESCEO, and with the British Society for Rheumatology, in addition to projects on fractures, bone health, ageing and frailty using data from Clinical Practice Research Datalink and UK Biobank. She has been the recipient of Young Investigator awards from ESCEO, ASBMR, BSR, NOS and BRS and was nominated to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore in 2017.
She is now a Clinical Ordinary Member of the BRS committee and is a member of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors.

Research profile: Clinical/Translational

Skills: Ageing, Bone Density, Bone Strength, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Trials, Computer Tomography, DXA, Epidemiology, Genetics, Imaging, Muscle, Nutrition, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pharmacology, Rare Bone Diseases, Translational Medicine.

Interests: Ageing, Bone Density, Bone Strength, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Trials, Computer Tomography, DXA, Epidemiology, Genetics, Imaging, Muscle, Nutrition, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pharmacology, Rare Bone Diseases, Translational Medicine.

Other Societies: ASBMR, BSR, ECTS, NOS, IOF, RCP, ROS.

Meet the Committee

Scott Dillon
University of Cambridge
Non-clinical new investigator representative