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ReMission is a charitable fund dependent on donations, which has supported many projects that involve children from across the UK. Every penny raised goes towards funding the research efforts of the Centre of Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology at University College London (UCL), comprising clinical teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospitals, with research teams at the Institute of Child Health and the Rayne Institute, University College London. The research portfolio includes health services, clinical research and laboratory research. In the past, the fund has bought essential laboratory equipment for research into childhood arthritis, supported staff whilst applying for grants for further research and assisted our scientists, medical staff and allied health professionals to attend scientific meetings and courses to develop their skills and establish contacts.

Who we are? 

ReMission is governed by a team of experienced and dedicated board members. We attend and present at international meetings and work closely with associated healthcare professionals.


Dr Clarissa Pilkington - Chair

Clarissa has been a Consultant in Adolescent and Paediatric Rheumatology at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since September 2001. She has led the Rheumatology team at GOSH since 2004.

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Professor Patricia Woo CBE - Trustee

Pat is emeritus professor of paediatric rheumatology at UCL, and honorary consultant at GOSH and UCLH. She set up the paediatric and adolescent rheumatology units on these sites in 1995. Her research has spanned most paediatric rheumatology conditions, in particular, systemic JIA and the genetic basis of systemic inflammation in children.


Sian Lunt - Secretary/Treasurer

Sian has extensive administrative and managerial experience at UCL. She has been at ReMission over 10 years and is responsible for compiling annual reports & accounts for submission to the Charity Commission.


Emma Boiton - Secretary & Trustee

Emma is a patient advocate at ReMission having had JDM between the ages of 10-17, under the care of GOSH for many of those years. Having gone into remission in her late teenage years, Emma now leads a healthy life, and is keen to support patient advocacy work through the charity. Emma is a health economist by background, and has spent several years working in patient outcomes for the NHS.

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Professor Lucy Wedderburn - Trustee

Lucy’s areas of clinical and research interests include childhood arthritis, which is also called Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and childhood myositis, also called Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). She has a regular clinic where she sees children with arthritis and a range of other rheumatology conditions.

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Corinne Fisher - Trustee

Corinne is a Rheumatology clinician based at UCLH.


Dauda Bappa - Trustee

Dauda is a Research Coordinator based at GOSH's Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

Ellie Streeton - Trustee

Ellie is the parent of a child with a rheumatological condition.

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