These complex multi-system autoimmune disorders are associated with premature mortality, significant morbidity and impaired quality of life. In partnership with our patients and international collaborators, we seek to target and enhance these outcomes.

You can read about our current vasculitis research here.

Underpinned by the Multi-Disciplinary Grampian Vasculitis Service - one of the largest vasculitis cohorts in the UK – our programme of work is supported by the major pillars of the Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health (

1)      Discovery science

a.       Live cell imaging

b.      Stem cell characterisation

2)      Applied science

a.       Epidemiology

b.      Data linkage

3)      Clinical science

a.       Clinical trials

b.      Health services research