Dr Gillian Libby

Dr Gillian Libby


I joined Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine in 2018 to work on studies of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Before coming to Leeds I worked at Newcastle University where my work focused on healthy life expectancy and prior to this, I worked at Dundee University predominantly on studies of cancer screening but also other areas of health research including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. I have many years’ experience of using routinely collected, record linked, population-based data and have also worked on clinical trials and studies using longitudinal data, survey data and census output.


  • PhD in Cancer screening, Dundee University
  • MSc in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • BSc in Social Studies, Salford University

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine