Dr. Conaghan is Director of the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine (a EULAR Centre of Excellence) at the University of Leeds and Deputy Director of the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre. His research focuses on understanding pathogenesis and developing effective therapies for common arthritis and joint problems, especially osteoarthritis. He is an executive member of the international outcomes group, OMERACT. He previously chaired UK NICE osteoarthritis clinical guidance and was inaugural Chair of the EULAR Standing Committee on Musculoskeletal Imaging. He is co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology and has authored/co-authored over 650 publications as original research, reviews, and book chapters. He has received the international Carol Nachman award for Rheumatology and the OARSI Clinical Research award.