Dr Sarah Mackie
I attended Oxford University Medical School and qualified in 1999. Following house jobs I worked at Northwick Park Hospital on the SHO Medical Rotation and then spent six months working on ITU at the Whittington Hospital. I then returned to Northwick Park Hospital to work as a Clinical Fellow in Rheumatology before moving to Leeds in 2004 to start my rheumatology specialist training. Between 2006 and 2010 I took time out of training for a PhD (clinical and laboratory study of giant cell arteritis) and after returning to clinical training was awarded a NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship. I gained my certificate of specialist training in rheumatology in 2013 and also in that year, I commenced a five-year NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship Award which was focused around the condition polymyalgia rheumatica.
My research is focused around two linked conditions: giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. I am also interested in the effects of the glucocorticoid therapy used to treat them. I am interested in how new scientific insights may be used to improve clinical care and clinical outcomes.
- BM BCh
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Musculoskeletal disease
- Targets and therapies
- Immunity and inflammation
<li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/246-cellular-conversations:-stress-hormone-metabolism-as-a-novel-anti-fibrotic-target-in-giant-cell-arteritis">Cellular conversations: stress hormone metabolism as a novel anti-fibrotic target in Giant Cell Arteritis</a></li>