Dr Beth Curtis
MA, BMBCh, MRCP (Rheumatology)
Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Beth Curtis undertook her undergraduate medical training at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2010. Whilst there, she undertook a BA in Medical Sciences, graduating with a first class honours degree and developed interests in both rheumatology and human development.
She joined the Academic Foundation Programme in the Wessex Deanery in 2010, incorporating a research placement at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit. She completed her MRCP examinations and Core Medical Training at Southampton General Hospital, and then gained an Academic Clinical Fellowship in the Wessex Rheumatology Specialist Training programme in 2014. Continuing her interest in early-life determinants of osteoporosis, in 2016 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship. She is now undertaking her doctoral studies supervised by Professors Cyrus Cooper and Nick Harvey and epigenetics specialists Professor Karen Lillycrop and Dr Christopher Bell. Her research is based on the epigenetic determinants of bone microarchitecture, working on the Southampton Women’s Survey and the MAVIDOS randomised controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy.
She has also contributed to parallel projects on drug safety in various rheumatological conditions, working within a European collaboration, ESCEO, and with the British Society for Rheumatology, in addition to projects on fractures and bone health using data from Clinical Practice Research Datalink and UK Biobank.