Tonia Vincent studied medicine at UCL, qualifying in 1993. She trained as a junior doctor in London, later specialising in Rheumatology. In 1998 she took time out to do a PhD at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology under Professor Jeremy Saklatvala (awarded 2002). She continued at the Kennedy Institute as a Wellcome Trust clinician scientist and is currently an Arthritis Research UK Senior Fellow. In 2012 the Kennedy Institute moved to the University of Oxford and she was appointed Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology. She directs the Arthritis Research UK Centre for OA Pathogenesis. Her research interests include pathways that drive mechanosensitive responses in cartilage, the role of the pericellular matrix in determining these responses and how they modulate structural and symptomatic osteoarthritis in vivo. She continues to be clinically active, running both osteoarthritis clinics and the multidisciplinary Marfan Syndrome clinic.
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