Dr C Bernard Colaço is a senior Rheumatologist with a strong research base in the immunopathology of Rheumatic Diseases. He is a teacher to undergraduates and postgraduates in NW London. He has championed patient involvement in care throughout his career, and established a Patient Led Self Help Group in 1998, which is leading in Patient Public Participation and Collaborative Research which has been awarded by LNWH NHS Trust. He has undertaken Patient led surveys and audits presented at international meetings, and has completed a First in UK Yoga Therapy study in RA as a means to reduce medication and medical intervention at a local health service level. Future plans for RCT trials in yoga for RA and low back pain, and mechanisms of reactive Systemic Immune Disorders.
He is an ex-chair NRES local Research Ethics Committee and is an Academic Patron for the Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation in Chennai India. He conducted and published the initial studies in Anti-Phospholipid antibodies at Hammersmith Hospital and Middlesex Hospital in the early 1980’s leading to a massive interest in international research in SLE and APLS, with all the basic principles covered in his pivotal studies. He also undertook family studies in the immunogenetics and epigenetics of Rheumatoid disease. He continues to support collaborative research.