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We are delighted to welcome Dr James G. Wright to NDORMS, as Senior Clinical Research Fellow focusing on Paediatric Orthopaedics and Evidence-based Orthopaedics.

We are delighted to welcome Dr James G. Wright to NDORMS, as Senior Clinical Research Fellow focusing on Paediatric Orthopaedics and Evidence-based Orthopaedics.

A prominent orthopaedic surgeon, former Vice President Medical, Surgeon in Chief and Chief of Perioperative Services at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, Dr Wright has a strong commitment to research with more than 230 peer-reviewed publications, including Lancet, Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and the British Medical Journal. Dr.  Wright has, for the past 15 years, held the Robert B. Salter Chair of Paediatric Surgical Research, awarded to outstanding individuals who are responsible for world-leading research and academic activities in their fields.

As Senior Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program in The SickKids Research Institute (a program he previously led for 5 years), his research has focused on the development of measures to evaluate surgical therapy, randomised clinical trials, and evaluating unmet need and disparity in the use of orthopaedic procedures.

Dr. Wright is also an advocate for better medical education; in 1997, he won the Robert B. Salter Excellence in Orthopaedic Education Award and is active in both graduate student and medical education.

Speaking of his move to Oxford, Dr Wright says: “I have long admired and am thrilled by the opportunity to join the distinguished and world-renowned clinical and research faculty at the University of Oxford. I am excited to use Oxford as center for pediatric orthopedic clinical trials and to work with the well-established research group to tackle the next challenge beyond evidence based orthopaedics, changing surgeon behaviour.”

Head of Department Professor Andrew Carr said: “I am delighted that Professor Wright is moving to Oxford. He has an international reputation as an inspirational leader in his field. His clinical and research expertise will be a valuable addition to programmes in clinical trials and paediatric orthopaedics.”

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