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Dr Michael Clynes Bsc (hons), MBchB, PhD, MRCP (Rheum)

Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology

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Dr Michael Clynes, Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology

I completed a PhD in molecular pharmacology at the University of Cambridge prior to studying medicine at the University of Warwick. Following medical school, I was awarded a place on the Academic Foundation Programme in the Wessex deanery where I used data obtained from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study to explore the developmental origins of osteoporosis. More recently, I have started as a Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology at the MRC Lifecouse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton.

My main research interest is the developmental origin of musculoskeletal diseases. The exposures that we have in the uterus and early life can influence the onset of diseases such as osteoporosis later in life. I am currently involved with an intergenerational study in Hertfordshire which aims to explore whether early life exposures can be passed down through future generations and impact upon the children’s and grandchildren’s musculoskeletal health.


2008 - 2012         MBChB, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
2004- 2008         PhD, University of Cambridge
                          Thesis title: ‘The Regulation, Organisation and Recruitment of Adenylyl Cyclase type 8’.
2000 - 2004        Bsc 1st class (Hons) Pharmacology (with industrial experience) , University of Leeds


Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Southampton and Rheumatology Specialist Registrar (Wessex Deanery).


Research interests

Ostoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Inflammatory arthritis, Developmental origins of health and disease.

External Research Group

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

Research group

Human Development and Health

Undergraduate rheumatology teaching at the University of Southampton.

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