PhD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Tonia Vincent, PhD is a Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology at The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in Oxford. She studied medicine at UCL, qualifying in 1993. She trained as a junior doctor in London, later specialising in Rheumatology. After her PhD (2002) at the Kennedy Institute she continued as a Wellcome Trust clinician scientist and subsequently as an Arthritis Research UK Senior Fellow. In 2012 the Kennedy Institute moved to the University of Oxford and she was appointed Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology.
She directs the Centre for Osteoarthritis (OA) Pathogenesis funded by Versus Arthritis (2013-) and leads the large international consortium STEpUP OA which is profiling >5000 proteins in 2000 synovial fluid samples from phenotyped individuals with OA. Her work is funded by Versus Arthritis, MRC, ERC, FOREUM and the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research. She continues to be clinically active, running osteoarthritis clinics and the multidisciplinary Marfan Syndrome clinic.