Professor Matthew Brown

Professor Matthew Brown is a successful scientist with a whole team of other scientists. What this Matthew Brown is not, is me.

On the Internet, a name is a bit like being the highlander: In the end, there can only be one. One at the top of the search results for a name, of course. I am Matthew Brown. There are a lot of other people using my name. Well, I guess it is their name too. Who are these jokers and why does Google think they are the definitive Matthew Brown? You are reading, the Matthew Brown report.

Today’s Matthew Brown a professor at King’s College London. Professor Brown leads a team that aims to transform scientific breakthroughs and discoveries into life-saving treatments. Basically, this Matthew Brown saves lives.

Professor Matthew Brown, an internationally renowned clinician-scientist, has been appointed Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Professor of Medicine within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine.

Matthew Brown, King’s College London

Professor Brown is also a rheumatologist. This is pretty important to me as my condition with a degenerating spine (ankylosing spondylitis) falls under rheumatology. So this person with the same name as me might be the one that develops a cure or at least more advanced treatments and diagnostic procedures. That’s not just wishful thinking, Professor Brown’s team are focussing on the immunogenetics of ankylosing spondylitis.

I can see why Google might think that this amazing person is the definitive Matthew Brown. If he is working on a cure for me, I’m halfway tempted to concede that Google might be right.

Here are some of the papers that this Matthew Brown has helped to write:

Erm… I think I’ll just take his word for it.

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