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Andrew Carr


Head of Department

  • Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedics
  • Director of the Musculoskeletal BRC Theme
  • Director of the Botnar Research Centre

Professor Andrew Carr DSc FRCS FMedSci is the Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Oxford where he founded and directs the Botnar Research Centre, one of the world’s leading musculoskeletal disease research Institutes.

Professor Carr has focussed his research on the development and evaluation of surgical implants and technologies, including joint replacements, minimally invasive surgery and tissue engineering scaffolds. He has pioneered the importance of patients’ views in assessing the outcome of surgery and the Oxford Scores, which he co-invented and are now used globally to assess patient outcomes and direct health policy.  He is author of over 450 papers and review articles including more than 20 in the Lancet and BMJ which have been cited over 26,000 times. He has been chief investigator of multicentre randomised controlled trials of surgery and has improved the National infrastructure for clinical trials of surgery in the UK. His clinical trial research has included defining the indications for, and ethics of, placebo surgery controls in surgical trials. 

He has held senior leadership positions in the University and NHS sectors in the UK and was Divisional Director of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre during the merger of all Oxford’s hospitals to form Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has held trustee and advisory roles with charities Universities and Research Councils internationally.

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