Dr Thalia Roussou MD, CCST is a general rheumatologist with over 20 years of experience. As a rheumatologist she looks after patients with different musculoskeletal disorders. These disorders can present in a variety of ways including back pain, joint, muscle and bone pains She has a special interest for conditions presented with back pain at an age below 40 years.
Dr Roussou trained as a rheumatologist in Birmingham and Bath. During her training she carried out research in Rheumatoid Arhtritis, Systemic lupus Erythematosus and Ankylosing Spondylitis. She obtained her MD from the University of Birmingham. She is currently a Consultant Rheumatologist at BHRUT and honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary’s school of medicine and dentistry.
She is also a member of the international groups on the studies of spondyloarhtritis (ASAS) and psoriatic arthritis (GRAPPA). She participates in national and international research projects on RA, SpAs, AS and PsA. Professionally she belongs to the British Society of Rheumatology, the British Medical Association, ASAS and GRAPPA. She has published a number of scientific papers relating to Spondyloarthritis, Rheumatoid and SLE. She is particularly interested in musculoskeletal disease manifestation in ethnic groups and in women.
Some of the publications includeStress as a trigger of disease flares in SLE. – Roussou E., Et al RHEI PMID=22193224
Spondyloarthritis in women: Differences in disease onset, clinical presentation, and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis activity and Function indices (BASDAI and BASFI) between men and women with Spondyloarthritides. – Roussou E, Sultana S. – Clin. Rheumatol; 2011; 30: (1) 121-127
Ankylosing Spondylitis : Ethnic differences. Comparative study between Pakistani and British patients. – Roussou E., et al. J. of Rheumatology 1997 (24) ; 3:612-613