Emeritus Professor Howard Bird

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 29 January 2021, of Emeritus Professor Howard Bird, former Professor of Pharmacological Rheumatology.

He held the role in the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Howard trained in medicine at Cambridge and St Thomas’ London, undertaking registrar jobs in general medicine and rheumatology at Bath before coming to Leeds as a research fellow in 1977. 

He was appointed Senior Registrar in 1978 and subsequently as a Lecturer for six years until his appointment as a Senior Lecturer in 1984. In 1991 he was made a Reader in Rheumatology and in 1995 a Professor of Pharmacological Rheumatology. 

Professor Bird retired in 2010 after thirty-three years’ service.

Once the funeral details are known, arrangements will be made for the flag on the Parkinson Building to be flown at half-mast in his memory.

Professor Bird’s obituary can be found on the Secretariat website

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