Our mission is to undertake the highest quality research in musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions to deliver new treatments, which improve people's lives. Our multidisciplinary research is thriving, supported by large infrastructure grants from the National Institute for Health Research and the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research. In addition, a number of charities make significant contributions, most notably Arthritis Research UK and the Wellcome Trust, as well as collaborations with Industry. There are 30 professors in the department, 400 researchers, and 100 graduate students. We have world-class facilities, with purpose-built laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment.