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Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care

The Steering Group

The PSP is managed by a Steering Group and is chaired by an independent adviser from the James Lind Alliance. The Steering Group includes individual patient representatives as well as clinicians and information specialists.

The role of the Steering Group is to oversee the PSP. They are responsible for a number of tasks, including but not limited to; publicising the initiative, overseeing the checking and collating of uncertainties, and taking the final priorities to research funders.

Patient representatives

Jenny Gould

Jenny Gould, Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Member.

Jenny has personal experience of many orthopaedic operations at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, and has been a participant in a number of research trials.

Professionally she is an experienced stress management consultant, trainer and psychotherapist (cognitive behavioural therapist, clinical hypnotherapist). Jenny is a trainer for Relate. A seasoned broadcaster, Jenny appears monthly on BBC Radio Oxford. Her book "Overcoming Perfectionism" is by A particular area of interest is how language used by medical professionals influences pain, attitude and outcome.

Jenny is a PPI co-applicant on several WHITE (hip trauma) research trials.

Liz Baird

Liz Baird, Patient and Public Involvement  (PPI) Member

After working as an English Language teacher both in the UK and abroad, I have had administrative roles for the University of Oxford for the past 25 years, in colleges, research libraries and archives. I am now the archivist at Wolfson College, Oxford. I am married, with 2 student-aged children (and a cat!).

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Philip Bell, Welsh Arthritis Research Network. 

 Dr Philip Bell (non-medical doctorate) has been contributing as a lay member in health research since retirement. His interests are eclectic which vary from older people, cancer, unscheduled care and musculoskeletal. Philip sits on clinical trial oversight committees and is a lay member on a NICE Committee reviewing the guidance on PTSD. Philip has also co-authored several published papers on Patient and Public Involvement.

Richard Grant

Richard Grant, UNTRAP, NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands Patient & Public Involvement (CLAHRC WM PPI).

Previously a science and biology teacher in a multicultural comprehensive school and an elected councillor in Warwickshire, with major responsibility in learning and inclusion at local and national levels.

Keen that skills and experiences gained are effectively used in the physical and mental health agenda. A member of Warwick Medical School UNTRAP and CLAHRC WM, he contributes as a PPI / lay advisor to project management, development and research.

Personal family 'health' experiences include, cancer, dementia, care of older people and LGBT issues. He enjoys gaining life experiences 'first hand' by travelling or through reading and literature.

 Clinician representatives

Jo Holmes, Clinical Specialist Hand Therapist.

I am an Occupational Therapist, and have worked in Hand Therapy for 17 years. I currently work as a Clinical Specialist Hand Therapist in a NHS hospital.

I am a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the British Association of Hand Therapists.

Mark Williams

Mark Williams, Physiotherapist and Programme Lead Physiotherapy, Oxford Brookes University

Mark currently oversees the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Programmes at Oxford Brookes University. He has worked in both NHS and private settings as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and as a researcher at the Universities of Oxford and Warwick. The focus of Mark's teaching and research is on the recovery from, and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal conditions.

Matthew Costa - Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Matthew Costa, PhD FRCS (Tr&Orth,) Oxford Trauma, University of Oxford.

Matthew is Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Matt's research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal trauma interventions. He is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies supported by grants from the UK NIHR, Musculoskeletal Charities and the Trauma Device Industry. His work has been cited widely, and informs many guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

MBBS PhD FRCS (Tr&Orth) Miguel Fernandez - Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Miguel Fernandez, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW)

Miguel is a Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UCHW). He is developing a clinical academic career and is currently working in Oxford on clinical trials in hip fracture surgery. His clinical and research interests are in orthopaedic trauma and fragility fractures. Recently he was part of a team at UHCW who won a national award from the Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN) for improvements in the care of patients presenting with open fractures.

MBBS, BSc, DPhil, FRCS (Tr & Orth) Steve Gwilym - Associate Professor & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Stephen Gwilym DPhil FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics), Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Steve Gwilym is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon offering a specialist service to people who have sustained fractures or tendon injuries. He is also an expert in managing painful conditions of the shoulder and elbow. 

Mr Gwilym is part of both the Oxford Trauma Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Shoulder & Elbow team at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. He has expertise in both non-operative and surgical management of a wide range of injuries of the limbs.

Zoe Paskins

Zoe Paskins PhD FRCP Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology, Keele University and Haywood Hospital, Stoke-on-trent

Senior Lecturer at Keele University. She leads the North Staffordshire Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone service, chairs the Midlands regional osteoporosis interest group and has various roles within the National Osteoporosis Society including sitting on the Research Grants Committee.


Catherine WhiteCatherine White, The James Lind Alliance (JLA). 

Catherine is the JLA Adviser for this PSP. She became involved with the healthcare sector following a critical illness. Since 2007 she has volunteered as a Trustee and Information Manager for ICUsteps, the Intensive Care patient and relative support charity. Catherine participates in strategic health work including as a steering group member on research trials, as a N.I.H.R. Health Technology Assessment funding board member and as a Specialist Lay member of the Sepsis Quality Standards Advisory Committee for National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Warren Sheehan, BPhty MCSP Senior Physiotherapist.

I am an extended scope physiotherapist working in Trauma at the John Radcliffe Major Trauma Unit. I have worked in the Trauma Unit for 11 years but have been a physiotherapist for 15 years in both the UK and Australia.

Laura Arnel, Executive Assistant, Oxford Trauma, University of Oxford

Laura is Executive Assistant to Professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford. She has 9 years' experience of working within Higher Education and currently supports academics to pursue their research interests and to ensure the smooth running of the administrative aspects of their projects.