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Jennifer Lane


ARUK Clinical Research Fellow

  • NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery

Jenny studied undergraduate medicine at Exeter College, Oxford, where she was awarded Scholar status. Graduating from clinical medicine in 2010, she undertook basic medical and surgical training in London. In 2014, Jenny graduated with distinction from Masters of Surgical Education degree at Imperial College, London, and returned to Oxford as NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Orthopaedic Surgery. She was awarded a Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship in July 2017, and will beginning DPhil study in December.

Main research interests

Epidemiology of common hand conditions

Jenny is working with Professor Dominic Furniss and Professor Dani Prieto Alhambra within NDORMS alongside Professor Jane Green in the Nuffield Department of Population Health. Their ARUK sponsored project will study trends in disease variation and the surgical management of common hand conditions at a national level using routinely collected UK GP and hospital data. 2 large research studies, UK Biobank and the Million Women Study, will also be used to study over 1.8 million people to consider risk factors in developing severe osteoarthritis and how to predict which patients will require surgery. She is interested in how big data can be used to improve our understanding of disease processes, and how this research can be used to involve patients in future healthcare design and provision.

Intervention and outcomes in early osteoarthritis

Working with Professor Sion Glyn-Jones, Jenny has studied upon the role of new innovation and minimally invasive procedures in the treatment of early osteoarthritis. Their work has focused upon identifying individuals most likely to benefit from these new procedures and how to predict patients who are most likely to progress to severe osteoarthritis, to develop a greater understanding of their role in modern surgical care.

Surgical Education 

Jenny has undertaken qualitative research investigating the impact of the introduction of the major trauma network upon higher orthopaedic training, and the results debated at a national level.  Passionate about improving surgical training, she co-led the redesign of the University’s undergraduate orthopaedic trauma surgery programme with Mr Steve Gwilym, incorporating new elements of simulation technology to enrich the course. She is an educational supervisor for the medical school, and a surgical tutor at Exeter College, Oxford.



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