Consultant Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeon
NIHR Clinician Scientist
I am a Consultant Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeon funded by the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) as a Clinician Scientist. I am a surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, with fellowship training from SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
My major research interest are in epidemiology, effectiveness research and innovation.
I lead a research portfolio >£7m, which includes nationwide collaborative cohorts, clinical trials and innovation projects involving device development and computer vision (AI). My love is to involve patients, integrate research into routine care and to do things big – doing the simple things that weren’t that possible before good tech!
I am chief investigator on the NIHR British Orthopaedic Surgery Surveillance (BOSS) Study, the NIHR HTA FORCE Study (www.ForceStudy.org), the NIHR HTA SCIENCE Study (www.ScienceStudy.org), the NIHR HTA CRAFFT study, the ARUK Sensing the Hips of Newborns (SHINE) Study (device development) and the ARUK Outcomes Research in Children’s Hip Disease (ORCHiD) Study (Machine Vision).
My clinical focus is in paediatric hip diseases, bone cysts and trauma – with Perthes’ disease, Slipped Epiphysis and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) key interests. I am the national clinical advisor for paediatric hip screening for Public Health England.
I a member of the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board and Specialty Lead for orthopaedic trials for the Royal College of Surgeon’s of England. I Associate Editor and member of the research methodology panel of the the Bone and Joint Journal. I sit on the research committee of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the research committee of BSCOS (British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery).He has a keen interest in training and education and is currently the Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. His clinical expertise lies in complex trauma and reconstruction, particularly in non-union, infection and limb reconstruction. His academic interests compliment his clinical interests.