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Trauma

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Open reduction and internal fixation of an ankle fracture

The Trauma Research Department at the Kadoorie Centre provides a closely networked service with the Trauma Unit.

For further information, or to contact one of the team listed below, please speak to the administrative staff.

Professor Keith Willett

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Science

Medical Director for Acute Care NHS England, with responsibility for the national clinical leadership of commissioning for all acute care in NHS England:

  • out of hours general practice
  • ambulance and emergency department services
  • acute and elective surgery
  • emergency preparedness
  • critical care
  • acute medicine
  • rehabilitation
  • maternity
  • children's services.

View profile of Keith Willett on NDORMS website

Professor Sarah (Sallie) Lamb

Kadoorie Professor of Trauma Rehabilitation

Sallie is Head of the Rehabilitation Research Group at NDORMS and Co Director of Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU). Her interests are in clinical trials, medical statistics and rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal and chronic conditions.

View profile of Sallie Lamb on NDORMS website

Matthew Costa

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Science and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Matt's research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal interventions and he is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials supported by grants from the UK National Institute of Health Research and musculoskeletal charities.

His work has been cited widely, and informs many guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

View profile of Matthew Costa on NDORMS website

Associate Professor Xavier Griffin

Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Xavier's research focuses on clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal interventions. He is Chief Investigator as well as co-applicant on several NIHR grants including WHiTE 4 and WHIST.

View profile of Xavier Griffin on NDORMS website

Laura Arnel

PA to Professor Matthew Costa and Associate Professor Xavier Griffin

Laura has eight years of experience working within higher education including the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford. She has been in a personal assistant role for more than three years.

View profile of Laura Arnel on NDORMS website

Dr Juul Achten

Research Manager

Juul has extensive knowledge of trial application processes and trial management. Her research interests include exercise metabolism and musculoskeletal interventions. Juul oversees a wide range of studies involving patients with traumatic injuries.

View profile of Juul Achten on NDORMS website

Miss Lynn Hutchings

Honorary research post - Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Lynn's completed DPhil research is on early identification and prediction of multiple organ failure following major trauma using combinations of clinical parameters. Lynn started her research career as an anthropologist, before studying medicine.

Previous research areas have included the effect of charging fees on medical care in South Africa, measuring outcomes in fractured neck of femur patients, and cervical spine clearance in paediatric trauma.

Dr David Keene

NDORMS Research Fellow in Trauma Rehabilitation

The clinical focus of David's research is on improving the management of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. His main research interests are clinical trials, gait analysis, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

He is an investigator on several multi-centre studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research, including AIM, PATH-2 and SPRAINED.

View profile of David Keene on NDORMS website

Dr Elizabeth Tutton

Senior Research Fellow

Two research posts based in Trauma at the John Radcliffe Hospital and at the Royal College of Nursing Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick.

Research areas include core concepts such as comfort, participation, hope and compassion, specialising in groups such as older people and people suffering acute traumatic injury.

In addition staff perspectives within the context of care have been explored and a range of methodology utilised, mixed methods, ethnography and action research.

More information on the research team including the Clinical Trials team can be found online at: www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/research/Oxford-Trauma

Research Nurses

  • Tel: 01865 223105 / 7 / 8

Kathryn Lewis

Kathryn has extensive clinical leadership and experience in trauma in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is involved in the management of clinical trials and a range of clinical research studies.

Maria Mestre

Maria has seven years of clinical experience in medicine, mental health and trauma. She has held a senior nurse post on the Trauma Unit. Maria assists in the co-ordination of clinical trials and a range of research studies.

Yuhan Zhang

Yuhan is involved in the administration of clinical trials and research studies and also works on a medical ward.

Doreen Muller

Doreen has many years of experience in anaesthetics in Germany and England. She assists in the co-ordination of clinical trials and a range of research studies.