Paul Bowness is a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (since 1999) and Professor of Experimental Rheumatology, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal science (NDORMS), Oxford University. He trained at Cambridge University and then undertook postgraduate training in London. He studied under Andrew McMichael and received a DPhil (PhD) in Immunology from Oxford University in 1993.
His principle research interests are in the immunology of Spondyloarthritis. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in major scientific journals and has written reviews and chapters in textbooks including in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. He was elected to ASAS in 2009 and was co-president of the International Congress of the Spondyloarthropathies for 2012.