Prof Richard Stratton is a consultant Rheumatologist at the Centre for Rheumatology, Royal Free Hospital, and Professor of Experimental Medicine within the Division of Medicine at University College London (UCL).

After studying medicine at Oxford University, Prof Stratton trained in rheumatology and internal medicine at Guy’s Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital before moving to the Royal Free London as a consultant in 2003.

As a clinical research fellow, he worked with Professor Carol Black and Professor Jeremy Pearson and obtained his MD from King’s College in 1999. He became a visiting research fellow at FibroGen / Stanford Medical Centre, under Professor George Martin, studying the regulation of pro-fibrotic growth factors in scleroderma and subsequently completed a PhD thesis at UCL.

He has a clinical expertise in inflammatory rheumatic disorders including connective tissue diseases and his UCL research group are focusing on developing new treatment approaches for inflammatory fibrosis.