Dr Cathy Lawson

Dr Cathy Lawson is a Consultant Rheumatologist with sub-specialty interests in early inflammatory arthritis, biologic therapy, and Sjögren’s syndrome.

  • Name

    Dr Cathy Lawson

  • Job title

    Consultant Rheumatologist

  • GMC Number


  • Qualifications

    MBChB – 1996

  • Services


  • Medical Interests

    Biologic therapy
    Sjögren’s syndrome
    Early inflammatory arthritis

Dr Cathy Lawson

I graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge in 1993, with a first in Medical Sciences, and then from Edinburgh Medical School in 1996 with honours. I trained in general medicine at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, followed by specialist rheumatology training within the Yorkshire training programme. I completed a PhD in 2008, supported by an Arthritis Research UK Fellowship, researching aspects of the immune system in rheumatoid arthritis.

I was appointed as a Consultant in Harrogate in 2010. In addition to working within the rheumatology team, I am the Lead Consultant for the Harrogate Musculoskeletal Service, and am an elected member of the British Society for Rheumatology’s Education and Training Committee.

Outside work, I enjoy supporting my children in their sporting and musical activities, and I play the violin in local chamber groups.