Professor Masud is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and General Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and an Honorary Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Nottingham. After his undergraduate training at the University of Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, he gained his postgraduate training in London and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and research training as a Research Fellow in St Thomas’ Hospital London. He has a research and clinical interest in osteoporosis, falls and education and has published widely in these areas. He has previously been a scientific advisor to the National Osteoporosis Society and is the main organiser of the annual International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability, and the co-organiser of the annual Oxford Course in Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease. He also has Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Derby and Southern Denmark and has also served as the Clinical Sub-Dean at the University of Nottingham Medical School. He is a Past President of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), the former President of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)-Geriatric Medicine Section, the current Secretary of the Clinical Section of the International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IAGG)-European Region, and a member of the executive council of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS).