Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences.
My research has focussed on the development and evaluation of surgical implants and technologies, including joint replacements, minimally invasive surgery and tissue engineering scaffolds. My patient orientated research has included the development of patient reported scores for the assessment of the outcomes of surgery (the Oxford Scores) and defining the indications for, and ethics of, placebo surgery controls in surgical trials. My laboratory has led the invention of electrospun bioactive surgical implants that are entering clinical trials for the treatment of rotator cuff tendon tears. I direct the Botnar Research Centre, one of the world’s leading musculoskeletal disease research Institutes and have held senior leadership and trustee positions in the University, NHS and charity sectors in the UK and internationally.