Davidson, Dr Brian

Dr Brian DavidsonBSc, MBChB, DipRCPath, FRCP, MD



Training and education

  • University of Glasgow (1982 to 1989)
  • BSc (Immunology) 1986
  • MB, ChB 1989
  • MRCP (UK) 1992
  • DipRCPath (Immunology) 1995
  • MD 2001


Dr Davidson has worked for the Trust since April 2001.

From 1989 to 1992 he completed a pre-registration and senior house officer medical rotation in Glasgow.

Dr Davidson spent four years as a registrar in clinical immunology (August 1992 to July 1996), in the regional immunology department at Newcastle General Hospital. The post had attachments to other relevant departments including rheumatology, chest medicine, haematology, the tissue-typing department of the blood transfusion service and histopathology. This provided a broad training in clinical immunology and related clinical disciplines.

From 1996 to 2001, Dr Davidson worked as a senior registrar in rheumatology, on a northern regional rotation. This was based at the Freeman Hospital, with a one year rotation to South Cleveland Hospital (year two) and Dryburn Hospital (year five). This provided training in all aspect of clinical rheumatology, together with more specialist training in the management of connective tissue disorders.

Key achievements

Development of paediatric rheumatology service and Southampton lupus clinic. 


  • Primary Sjogren's syndrome in the north east of England - a long term follow-up study. Davidson BKS, Kelly CA, Griffiths ID Rheumatology 1999, 38 (3):245-253.
  • Osteomalacia secondary to renal tubular acidosis masquerading as primary biliary cirrhosis. Davidson BKS, Haslock DI. Rheumatology 2000, 39 (12):1428-9
  • Ten year follow-up of pulmonary function in patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome. Davidson BKS, Kelly CA, Griffiths ID. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000, 59 (9):709-712.
  • mRNA transcripts with region of homology to retroviral superantigen in minor salivary gland biopsies of primary Sjogren’s syndrome patients. Davidson BKS, May FEB, Westley BR, Griffiths ID. Rheumatology 2001, 40:S39 
  • Candidate T cell epitopes of the human La/SSB autoantigen. Davies ML, Taylor EJ, Gordon C, Young SP, Welsh K, Bunce M, Wordsworth BP, Davidson BKS, Bowman SJ. Arthritis and Rheumatism 2002, 46:209-14