Dr Robert Marshall

BSc (Hons), MB BS, CertMedEd, FRCP, FHEA


After junior medical posts in London, Dr Robert Marshall undertook his general professional training in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, before moving to Bristol in 2001 to start his rheumatology training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. After a year’s Educational Fellowship in Bristol and Bath, he moved to Hampshire to complete his training in Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Poole.

Following a Locum Consultant post in Portsmouth Dr Marshall took up his Consultant post at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2006. Since then he has worked hard to improve the quality of care, helping to expand the rheumatology department, introducing new care pathways, serving as audit lead, and teaching medical students and junior doctors.


  • Weekly Thursday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Tutor, University of Bristol


Other interests

  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Gout
  • Pseudogout
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Pain management

Personal interests

Dr Marshall enjoys an annual skiing holiday, an occasional round of golf, cycling to work and camping with his family. He lives in a 200 year-old cottage in a wood with cats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and a dog.

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • British Medical Association
  • USER Committee, Arthritis Research UK


Dr Robert Marshall has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals. He works with Arthritis Research UK as part of their USER committee to help target about £12 million funding annually towards research that is most likely to benefit people with arthritis.


Dr Robert Marshall works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

Dr Robert Marshall does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Robert Marshall does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Robert Marshall does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.