Deborah Pauline Mary SYMMONS

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1954-03-23
Education St Bernard's Convent GS Slough, Univ of Birmingham Med Sch (MB ChB, MD)
Books & Publications Publications: Autoimmunity (with W Ollier, 1992), Health Care Needs Assessment for Musculoskeletal Diseases (with C Bankhead, 1994); author of numerous book chapters, case reports, letters, research papers, invited papers and reviews, editorials and science papers; reviewer for various pubns incl: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Jl of Clinical Epidemiology, Jl of Rheumatology, Jl of Epidemiology and Community Health, Rheumatology, Scandinavian Jl of Rheumatology, The Lancet
Recreations N/A
Clubs
Style Prof Deborah Symmons
Career house surgn Gen Hosp Birmingham 1977-78, house physician Queen Elizabeth Hosp Birmingham 1978, SHO (communicable and tropical diseases) E Birmingham Hosp 1978-79, SHO (rheumatology and gen med) Hammersmith Hosp 1979, SHO (gen med) Selly Oak Hosp Birmingham 1979-80, registrar (gen med) Selly Oak Hosp Birmingham 1980-81, registrar (rheumatology and gen med) Guy's Hosp 1981-82, locum sr registrar Royal Sussex Co Hosp Brighton 1982-83, clinical res fell Dept of Rheumatology Univ of Birmingham 1983-85, hon sr registrar Queen Elizabeth Hosp Birmingham 1983-85, lectr Dept of Rheumatology Univ of Birmingham 1985-89 (also clinical tutor), hon sr registrar W Midlands RHA 1985-89; hon conslt rheumatologist: Manchester Royal Infirmary and Devonshire Royal Hosp Buxton 1989-94, Norwich NHS Tst 1989-, E Cheshire NHS Tst and Stepping Hill Hosp Stockport 1995-, Macclesfield Dist Gen Hosp; currently prof of rheumatology and musculoskeletal epidemiology and dep dir ARC Epidemiolgy Unit Univ of Manchester; delivered numerous lectures on rheumatology to confs and learned socs in UK and overseas; memb int ctees incl: Int League Against Rheumatism (ILAR) Ctee on Devpt of International Classification of Diseases 10 (ICD 10) to Rheumatology and Orthopedics (R&O), Bone and Joint Decade Monitor Project, Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Disease (COPCORD) prog (int advsr), EU project on indicators for musculoskeletal health; memb: Steering Ctee nat meeting on Outcome in Rheumatoid Arthritis 1987, BSR Sub-Ctee on computing 1988, BSR Educn Ctee 1989 (jr rep), BSR Heberden Ctee 1989, Arthritis Research Campaign 1992-99 (med sec); current memb: BSR Clinical Affrs Ctee, Rheumatology Specialist Working Gp (chm), RCP Rheumatology Sub-Ctee, NHS Exec Nat Specialised Definitions Working Gp, ARC Clinical Trials Sub-Ctee; memb Editorial Bd Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases; Selly Oak Hosp Jr Dr's Prize 1980, Winthrop Award for best scientific paper Midland Rheumatology Soc 1986, Stephen Whittaker Prize W Midlands Physicians 1986, Michael Mason Prize BSR 1993, Kovacs Travelling Fellowship in Rheumatology RSM 1992; memb: Assoc of Physicians of the UK and Ireland, American Coll of Rheumatology, BSR, Br Soc for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology, RSM, Manchester Medical Soc, NW Rheumatology Club; MFPHM 1999, FRCP 1994 (MRCP 1980)
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