New Patrons - Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases

New Patrons for BIRD

13 September 2019

BIRD is delighted to announce two new Patrons:  Professor Bernie Morley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the University of Bath.  His current role is strategic, however his previous research was focussed on the genetics of autoimmune diseases, specifically Systematic Lupus Erythematosus.

Sharron Davies, MBE, former British champion Olympic swimmer and television presenter. Her experience of peak fitness, and indeed the injury that goes with athleticism, gives her insight and sympathy for those with musculo-skeletal bone and joint conditions.

The Right Honourable the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC continues as a Patron of BIRD.

“Our Patrons are leadership figures, who lend us their authority and credibility, attract public interest and reassure potential donors that we’re a good thing. We are honoured and grateful to have them on board”, said Chris Johns, Chair of BIRD.