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I have worked as a consultant rheumatologist for over 20 years and have been an honorary lecturer with Queen's University Belfast for more than 15 years. I have also held posts with responsibility for training rheumatology trainees in N.Ireland and representing our specialty at DHSSPSNI and the British Society for Rheumatology.
Areas of interest
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician, Western Health and Social Care Trust.
Outcome Measures - including patient reported outcome measures
Electronic Goniometry (Dataglove and Spinal Measurement wearable technology)
Biomarkers of responsiveness to medication
‘Innovative idea of the year: Western HSC Trust award’ (HSC Elevation awards 2010) Dataglove project for arthritis
Gardiner PV, Sykes HR, Hassey GA, Walker DJ. An evaluation of the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) in long-term longitudinal follow-up of disability in Rheumatoid arthritis. Br J Rheum 1993;32:724-728
Gardiner P. Primary Sjögren's syndrome. Baillière's Clinical Rheumatology 1993;7:59-77.
P V Gardiner, A L Bell, A J Taggart, G Wright, F Kee, A Smyth, R McKane, J Lee, M E Rooney, E Whitehead A potential pitfall in the use of the Disease Activity Score (DAS28) as the main response criterion in treatment guidelines for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2005; 64(3):506-7.
Gibson DS, Bustard M, Murray H, McDowell A, Blayney J, Gardiner P, Bjourson AJ Current and future trends in biomarker discovery and development of companion diagnostics for arthritis Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics (in press) 12/2014
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