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Established in 2013, the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence aims to develop new treatments for this disabling condition, improving healthcare and transforming people's lives.

Our strategy is to turn our research findings into patient benefit. This includes finding targets for new treatments, new tests or markers, and personalised approaches to symptom management for osteoarthritis.

Directed by Professor Tonia Vincent within the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, the OA Centre is hosted by the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS).

We bring together researchers and clinicians from across the University of Oxford including the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, the Botnar Research Centre, and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, as well as Queen Mary University of London, King's College London and MRC Mutagenesis Unit, Harwell.

In addition to developing novel disease "markers" and therapies for patients with osteoarthritis, we are also creating a national training resource for scientists and clinicians working within the OA field.

We were created in April 2013 with substantial funding from Arthritis Research UK, the University of Oxford and the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (KTRR).