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Hamez Gacaferi


DPhil Student

  • Dunhill Medical Trust Research (DMT) Training Fellow
  • Honorary Clinical Fellow in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Oxford Surgical Collaborative for Audit and Research (OxSCAR) Committee 2020-2021

Hamez is a Medical Doctor from the Netherlands who is currently reading a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences under the supervision of Associate Professor Stephanie Dakin and Professor Andrew Carr. His research is focused on unravelling the biological mechanisms underpinning adhesive capsulitis (more commonly known as frozen shoulder) with an aim to guide novel therapies in the near future.

Hamez studied Medicine at Leiden University in the Netherlands, during which he developed a profound interest in orthopaedic surgery. During his final year he attended a Research Traineeship at the Botnar Research Center, University of Oxford (NDORMS) where he investigated the redox states of the alarmin high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) in adhesive capsulitis. After graduating in 2018, he started working as a Junior Doctor at the Department of Orthopaedics at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). In 2019 he was awarded a Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship to undertake a DPhil at the University of Oxford. In addition, he received a Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds scholarship and a Studiefonds Ketel 1 scholarship.

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