Professional background

Anisur Rahman qualified from Oxford in 1988 and became a consultant at UCLH in 2000.

He became interested in autoimmune rheumatic diseases after completing a PhD on systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome and now has a research group looking at those diseases. He is a member of national and international lupus research groups. Through working in the chronic musculoskeletal pain clinic he has developed an interest in why people develop this sort of pain and is involved in research in Tower Hamlets looking at this.

He is also on the national committee responsible for development of patient information leaflets produced by the charity Versus Arthritis. He is vice chair of the charity APS UK.


Research interests

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus 
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome 
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain

Languages spoken

Bengali, French