Dr. Bethan Richards
Staff Specialist Rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.
Dr Bethan Richards is a Staff Specialist Rheumatologist and Head of the Department of Rheumatology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She is also Deputy Director of the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney Local Health District and Senior lecturer, University of Sydney. Dr Richards is completing her PHD in pain management in inflammatory arthritis, has a CCPU (Musculoskeletal US), Masters in both Clinical Epidemiology and Sports Medicine, and has been an OMERACT arthroplasty and ultrasound fellow. She is the Rheumatology Series Editor, Medicine Today, Director of the RPA BPTOK Wellbeing Program, Chair of Executive STARS (SLHD Targeted Activity and Reporting System) Committee and Rheumatology representative on the N.S.W Agency for Clinical Innovation’s Unwarranted Clinical Variation Taskforce. Dr Richards is currently an investigator on >10 randomised controlled trials, including an NHMRC-funded trial, and has published 4 Cochrane Systematic reviews with another two in progress. Her interest areas include clinical epidemiology, inflammatory arthritis, big data and analytics, musculoskeletal ultrasound, pain management, soft tissue injury, outcome measurement, low value care, doctor wellbeing and medical education.