Profile of:

Alexander Bennett

Prof Alexander Bennett is the Defence Professor of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, has been a Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Stanford Hall since October 2008, the Head of the Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation since June 2011 and is the RAF Consultant Advisor in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation. He an honorary Clinical Professor at Loughborough University and an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London. He has a keen interest in research as well as clinical aspects of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation and particularly in axial Spondyloarthritis. He has published widely in Rheumatology, in particular in the fields of early diagnosis and prognosis in seronegative inflammatory arthritis/spondylitis. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and a member of the British Society for Rheumatology, the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and the International Society of Assessment in Ankylosing Spondylitis (ASAS), is a member of the ASAS MRI working group and is the secretary to the British Society of Spondyloarthritis

Full name: Alexander Bennett

Current country: United Kingdom

Membership level: Full

Type of membership: Member

Number of publications: 27

Evaluation of the current use of MRI to aid the diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis in the UK: results from a freedom of information request. Bray TJP, Eddison J, Hamilton J, Webb D, Bennett A, Machado PM, Gaffney K, Sengupta R, Hall-Craggs MA, Marzo-Ortega H. Clin Radiol. 2024 Feb;79(2):107-116. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2023.10.009. Epub 2023 Oct 28 (2024)

Corrigendum to: An analysis of short-term repeat MRI scans of vertebral corner lesions in suspected early axSpA: defining the prevalence and evolution of clinically significant spinal lesions without concurrent SIJ changes on imaging (2020)

BRITSpA at five (2020)

MRI lesions in the sacroiliac joints of patients with spondyloarthritis: an update of definitions and validation by the ASAS MRI working group (2019)

Recommendations for acquisition and interpretation of MRI of the spine and sacroiliac joints in the diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis in the UK (2019)

Short-term Repeat Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans in Suspected Early Axial Spondyloarthritis Are Clinically Relevant Only in HLA-B27-positive Male Subjects (2018)

The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Time to Bridge the Gap Between Radiologists and Rheumatologists (2017)

Should axial spondyloarthritis without radiographic changes be treated with anti-TNF agents? (2017)

Time to diagnosis of axial spondylarthritis in clinical practice: signs of improving awareness? (2014)

Superior outcomes for military ankylosing spondylitis patients treated with anti-TNF (2014)

Expanding the spectrum of inflammatory spinal disease: AS it was, as it is now (2013)

The safety and efficacy, and recommendations for the use of biologic drugs in the UK military rheumatology population (2013)

Ten-year follow-up of SpA-related oligoarthritis involving the knee: the presence of psoriasis but not HLA-B27 or baseline MRI bone oedema predicts outcome (2012)

Validation of the ASAS criteria and definition of a positive MRI of the sacroiliac joint in an inception cohort of axial spondyloarthritis followed up for 8 years (2012)

Bone loss in very early inflammatory back pain in undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy: a 1-year observational study (2010)

The evidence for whole-spine MRI in the assessment of axial spondyloarthropathy (2010)

The fatty Romanus lesion: a non-inflammatory spinal MRI lesion specific for axial spondyloarthropathy (2010)

Magnetic resonance imaging in spondyloarthritis (2010)

Anti-TNF Therapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Insights for the Clinician (2010)

Evaluation of the diagnostic utility of spinal magnetic resonance imaging in axial spondylarthritis (2009)

Diagnosing axial spondyloarthropathy. The new Assessment in SpondyloArthritis international Society criteria: MRI entering centre stage (2009)

Baseline and 1-year magnetic resonance imaging of the sacroiliac joint and lumbar spine in very early inflammatory back pain. Relationship between symptoms, HLA-B27 and disease extent and persistence (2009)

Severity of baseline magnetic resonance imaging-evident sacroiliitis and HLA-B27 status in early inflammatory back pain predict radiographically evident ankylosing spondylitis at eight years (2008)

Uveitis and tumour necrosis factor blockade in ankylosing spondylitis (2008)

Real life experience confirms sustained response to long-term biologics and switching in ankylosing spondylitis (2008)

Sustained response to anakinra in ankylosing spondylitis (2008)

Sustained response to long-term biologics and switching in psoriatic arthritis: results from real life experience (2008)