MBBS, BSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Clincal Research Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics
Marie-Caroline studied medicine at Imperial College London where she also completed an intercalated Bachelor of Science in Surgery and Anaesthesia. She undertook her core surgical training in Cambridge, and her specialist Orthopaedic training in Oxford. She is dual fellowship trained. She completed a first Fellowship in adult knee surgery at the Knee Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital under the mentorship of Sean O’Leary, and then a one-year clinical Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Prior to moving into research full time, she worked as an Orthopaedic Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, where she was also the Clinical Governance Lead for Orthopaedics.
She has a long track record of service improvement projects with a particular focus on patient safety and standardisation of care. Alongside her clinical work, she has published papers in the fields of knee surgery and paediatric orthopaedics.
She joined the Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU – NDORMS) in May 2023 as a Clinical Research Fellow, and with the expertise in Paediatric Orthopaedics she brings from her clinical background, she will be working on the PIC Bone Study, which is a NIHR-funded multi-centre cohort study to understand the role of MRI and ultrasound in the diagnosis of acute bone and joint infection in children. She will also be working on the CPinBOSS Study, an AMR-funded prospective cohort study looking at the efficacy of Single Event Multi-Level Surgery (SEMLS) in improving gait and function in children with diplegic cerebral palsy.