Our mission is to undertake the highest quality research in musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions to deliver new treatments, which improve people's lives. We have world-class facilities, with purpose-built laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment. 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. The Departments research spans the following themes.