The Trustees and Staff of the Paget's Association
Prof Graham Russell
Emeritus Professor of Musculoskeletal Pharmacology within the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford and the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research, Sheffield, Graham Russell played a key role in the discovery and development of bisphosphonates for the treatment of bone disorders.
Mr Recardo Patrick
Entertainer and businessman, Recardo Patrick has Paget’s disease. He rose to fame as lead singer with the band, Sweet Sensation.
Mrs Joyce Cupitt
Mrs Joyce Cupitt’s husband had Paget’s disease. She served as a Trustee, for many years, before becoming an Honorary Patron in 2014.
Sir Henry Paget
Sir Henry Paget is the great-great-grandson of Sir James Paget (1814 – 1899), after whom Paget’s disease is named.
Lord Trevor Stamp
A hereditary peer, Lord Trevor Stamp, is a Patron of the Paget's Association and a retired physician at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.
Board of Trustees
Prof Stuart H Ralston
Chair of the Paget’s Association since 2018, Professor Stuart Ralston is a Rheumatologist at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. He has researched widely on the role of both genetic and environmental factors in Paget’s disease and has designed and led several large‑scale clinical trials investigating the best methods of treatment, including the PRISM, PRISM-EZ and ZiPP studies.
Dr Stephen Paul Tuck
A Trustee since 2011 and Vice-Chair of the Paget's Association, Dr Stephen Tuck is a Consultant Rheumatologist at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and honorary lecturer at the Institute of Cellular Medicine within Newcastle University.
Prof Robert Layfield
Professor Rob Layfield researches Paget’s disease at the University of Nottingham. He studies the protein that was found to carry mutations in some cases of Paget’s disease. He became a Trustee in 2016.
Mr Michael Patnick
Prior to retirement, Mr Mike Patnick worked for Arthritis Research UK, where he was responsible for the funding of medical research grants. He lives in Sheffield and joined the Paget’s Association’s Board in 2015.
Mr Michael Missett
Mr Mike Missett became a Trustee in 2010. He is a member of his local Town Council in Ripley, Derbyshire. Now retired, during his working life, he was involved with the Trade Union, Unison.
Mrs Janet R Strang
From Weston-Super-Mare, Mrs Janet Strang has been a Trustee for the Paget’s Association since 2009. Now retired, she previously worked with various charities including the Royal Osteoporosis Society.
Mr Peter Jones
A carer for someone who has Paget’s disease, Mr Peter Jones has served as a Trustee since 2013. Living in Gloucestershire, he runs his own management consultancy business.
Dr Anna Daroszewska
A Trustee since 2019, Dr Anna Daroszewska is Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine, and in Rheumatology, at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals.
Dr Sheelagh M Farrow
A Trustee since 2019, Dr Sheelagh Farrow graduated in Physiology/Zoology at the University of Sheffield and gained a doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Her career has included work on multiple aspects of bone metabolism. She is now the Managing Director of International Medical Press, which provides independent and accredited education to healthcare professionals.
Mrs Sue Clegg
Our longest serving member of staff, Sue Clegg, joined the Association in 1998. As Office Manager, Sue has responsibility for managing the Association’s finances. Previous employment included work for the Benefit Agency.
Mrs Diana Wilkinson
Specialist Paget's Nurse
Since 2012, Diana Wilkinson has provided our information and support services. Previous roles include Specialist Bowel Cancer Screening Practitioner (SSP) and regional SSP lead for Yorkshire and the Humber, Community Nurse Specialist and Sister in a Palliative Care Centre.
Miss Jen Woodworth
Our newest member of staff, Jen Woodworth, previously worked in a medical administration role. She is responsible for the administration of our membership and communications including social media.