Arden, Professor Nigel

Arden, Dr Nigel photoMB BS, MSc, FRCP, MD




Osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis, musculoskeletal complications of inflammatory bowel disease

Training and education

  • Qualified at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, 1986
  • Senior registrar in rheumatology at Southampton General Hospital, 1996 to 1998
  • Visiting assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco, 1998
  • Senior registrar in rheumatology at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.


Professor Arden has worked for University Hospital Southampton since February 2000. 

Key achievements

Professor Arden runs a large research programme into the causes and treatment of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as a large clinical trials programme for the management of these conditions.

He has written the European and International guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoarthritis.

Awards and prizes

American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator award.


Information on Prof Arden's research and publications is available on the University of Southampton website.