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RheumatologistLisa Stamp

MB ChB (Otago) FRACP PhD (Adelaide) DipMus (Auckland) FRSNZ


Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
P.O. Box 4345
New Zealand

Current Roles

  • Professor in Medicine
  • Rheumatologist

Research Interests

Professor Stamp is an academic Rheumatologist at the University of Otago, Christchurch and Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is Director of the Canterbury Rheumatology Immunology Research Group.

Her research focuses on optimization of currently available treatments for rheumatic diseases, in particular gout and rheumatoid arthritis. Her clinical research includes clinical trials, pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic studies particularly related to allopurinol, the most commonly used urate lowering therapy for gout and methotrexate, the anchor drug in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and the newer biological therapies.

She is also involved in laboratory and genetic studies examining the inflammatory mechanisms in gout and rheumatoid arthritis. Professor Stamp is the recipient of The Arthritis New Zealand National Researcher Award and the Gold Medal for Research by the University of Otago, Christchurch. Lisa was elected Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi, Fellowship of Royal Society Te Apārangi in 2023.


Maher, D., Reeve, E., Hopkins, A., Tan, J. M., Tantiongco, M., Ailabouni, N., … Stamp, L., … Wiese, M. (2024). Comparative risk of gout flares when initiating or escalating various urate-lowering therapy: A systematic review with network meta-analysis. Arthritis Care & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/acr.25309

Stamp, L. K., Keating, P., Frampton, C., Barclay, M. L., Fanning, N., Millier, M., Hessian, P. A., & O'Donnell, J. L. (2024). Relationship between adalimumab concentrations, anti-drug antibodies and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A cross-sectional observational study. Journal of Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.2023-0706

Stamp, L. K., & Dalbeth, N. (2024). Moving urate-lowering therapy in gout beyond guideline recommendations. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 65, 152358. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2023.152358

Christensen, R., Zobbe, K., Nielsen, S. M., Stamp, L. K., Henriksen, M., Overgaard, A. F., … Kristensen, L. E. (2024). Weight loss for patients with gout and concomitant obesity: A proof-of-concept randomized trial. Arthritis & Rheumatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/art.42790

Farquhar, H. J., Beckert, L., Edwards, A. L., Matteson, E. L., Frampton, C. M. A., Ganly, E., … Haslett, J., … Stamp, L. K. (2024). Rheumatoid interstitial lung disease in Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand: A retrospective cohort study. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 64, 152359. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2023.152359