Who is involved with APS Support UK

The charity is very grateful to all the trustees for their support and guidance with the charity and its work.

Our Trustees

  • Estelle Morris (Chair)
  • Giles Beattie
  • Professor David D’Cruz (Medical Vice Chair)
  • Lynne Kirwin
  • Dr Andrew Pearson
  • Professor Anisur Rahman (Medical Vice Chair)
  • James Turner (Treasurer)
  • Dr John Wolffe

The Medical Vice Chairs

Professor David D’Cruz

Professor David D'Cruz is a consultant rheumatologist. He trained at St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London and qualified in 1983. His major clinical and research interests are systemic lupus erythematosus, the antiphospholipid syndrome and systemic vasculitis. He is actively involved in clinical research projects including new therapies for SLE and Vasculitis. Professor D'Cruz has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters and is one of the managing editors of the journal Lupus and is editor in chief of the Journal of Autoimmune Diseases.

Professor Anisur Rahman

Professor Anisur Rahman qualified from Oxford in 1988 and trained in rheumatology in London. He began to build up his own research group in 2000 when he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at University College Hospital London. He was awarded the Michael Mason Prize for this research by the British Society of Rheumatology in 2004, and was promoted to a personal chair in rheumatology in 2008. Professor Rahman became interested in autoimmune rheumatic diseases after completing a PhD on systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome and now has a research group looking at those diseases. He is also on the national committee responsible for the development of patient information leaflets produced by the charity Arthritis Research UK.

The Team

  • Kate Hindle - Manager
  • Anne Sykes - Support and Information Officer (part-time)
  • Yvonne Wren - APS Awareness Outreach worker (part-time)

 

What we do

Our mission is to save and improve the lives of patients with APS by achieving earlier diagnosis and the best possible treatment.

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