Profile of:

Paul Bird

Paul Bird is an experienced researcher and rheumatologist. Professor Bird received his medical degree with Honours from the University of Newcastle, and he completed his physician and rheumatology training in Sydney. Pursuing research alongside clinical medicine and patient care, he completed a PhD in 2005 examining MRI in Rheumatoid arthritis, and a Graduate Diploma in MRI. He continues to undertake arthritis research with fellow Australian rheumatologists and with international colleagues. Internationally recognised as a specialist in rheumatic disease and imaging, he is the current Chair of the International Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research association and actively participates in national and international rheumatology research. He has an extensive track record in MRI research and was a key contributor to the development of the RAMRIS MRI RA score, the PsAMRIS PsA MRI score, the MRI RA JSN score and the MRI hand OA assessment tool. Providing consultation imaging services to Synarc, Bioclinica, Imorphics, and Boston Imaging Core Lab, he continues to participate in image interpretation and analyses in rheumatology clinical trials. As a clinical researcher, he is Medical Director of Emeritus Clinical Research Sydney, a trial centre undertaking Phase 2,3 and 4 clinical trials in rheumatology. He has been Principal Investigator in over sixty clinical trials and continue to undertake Investigator Initiated Trials. I

Full name: Paul Bird

Current country: Australia

Membership level: Full

Type of membership: Member

Number of publications: 8

Efficacy and safety of guselkumab in biologic-naïve patients with active axial psoriatic arthritis: study protocol for STAR, a phase 4, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial (2022)

Wetterslev M, Maksymowych WP, Lambert RG, Eshed I, Pedersen SJ, Stoenoiu MS, Krabbe S, Bird P, Foltz V, Mathew AJ, Gandjbakhch F, Paschke J, Carron P, De Marco G, Marzo-Ortega H, Poulsen AE, Jaremko JL, Conaghan PG, Østergaard M. Joint and entheseal inflammation in the knee region in spondyloarthritis – reliability and responsiveness of two OMERACT whole-body MRI scores. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2021 Aug;51(4):933-939. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.05.013. Epub 2021 Jun 17. PMID: 34176643. (2021)

Wetterslev M, Lambert RG, Maksymowych WP, Eshed I, Pedersen SJ, Bird P, Stoenoiu MS, Krabbe S, Mathew AJ, Foltz V, Gandjbakhch F, Paschke J, De Marco G, Marzo-Ortega H, Carron P, Poulsen AE, Jaremko JL, Conaghan PG, Østergaard M. Arthritis and enthesitis in the hip and pelvis region in spondyloarthritis – OMERACT validation of two whole-body MRI methods. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2021 Aug;51(4):940-945. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.05.006. Epub 2021 May 21. PMID: 34140185. (2021)

Truong SL, McEwan T, Bird P, Lim I, Saad NF, Schachna L, Taylor AL, Robinson PC. Australian Consensus Statements for the Assessment and Management of Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis. Rheumatol Ther. 2021 Dec 28. doi: 10.1007/s40744-021-00416-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34962620. (2021)

Chen M, Bird P, Jans L. Emerging Imaging Techniques in Spondyloarthritis: Dual-Energy Computed Tomography and New MRI Sequences. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2020 May;46(2):287-296. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2020.01.010. PMID: 32340702. (2020)

Mathew AJ, Krabbe S, Eshed I, Lambert RG, Laredo JD, Maksymowych WP, Gandjbakhch F, Emad Y, Stoenoiu MS, Foltz V, Bird P, Carron P, Paschke J, Conaghan PG, Pedersen SJ, Glinatsi D, Østergaard M. Atlas of the OMERACT Heel Enthesitis MRI Scoring System (HEMRIS). RMD Open. 2020 Feb;6(1):e001150. doi: 10.1136/rmdopen-2019-001150. Epub 2020 Feb 11. PMID: 32568094; PMCID: PMC7046972. (2020)

Krabbe S, Eshed I, Gandjbakhch F, Pedersen SJ, Bird P, Mathew AJ, Lambert RG, Maksymowych WP, Glinatsi D, Stoenoiu MS, Poggenborg R, Jans L, Jaremko JL, Herregods N, Foltz V, Conaghan PG, Althoff CE, Paschke J, Peterfy C, Hermann KA, Østergaard M; OMERACT MRI in Arthritis Working Group. Development and Validation of an OMERACT MRI Whole-Body Score for Inflammation in Peripheral Joints and Entheses in Inflammatory Arthritis (MRI-WIPE). J Rheumatol. 2019 Sep;46(9):1215-1221. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.181084. Epub 2019 Feb 15. PMID: 30770508. (2019)

Mathew AJ, Krabbe S, Kirubakaran R, Barr AJ, Conaghan PG, Bird P, Østergaard M. Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnosis and Monitoring Enthesitis in Patients with Spondyloarthritis: An OMERACT Systematic Literature Review. J Rheumatol. 2019 Sep;46(9):1207-1214. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.181083. Epub 2019 Feb 1. PMID: 30709955. (2019)