Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network
MA PhD FRCS(Plast)
Honorary Departmental Clinical Lecturer in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery, Imperial College London
- Associate Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic Surgery, RCS Clinical Trials Initiative
- Trainee Lead, RSTN
I co-founded the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN) with Prof. Abhilash Jain in 2013. The RSTN is the UK clinical trials network for plastic surgery and hand surgery. It has over 600 members from undergraduates through to consultants and trials methodologists.
The RSTN has developed many interdisciplinary collaborations to deliver a diverse range of projects. My main interest is clinical trials relating to hand surgery and in particular developing placebo arm RCTs. Visit rstn.uk for further information.
As part of the ARUK Centre for OA Pathogenesis, my interest is how altering joint biomechanics alter disease progression. This has led to collaborations with groups at Imperial College London and the University of Leeds.
I read physiological sciences as an undergraduate at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge before moving to Oriel College, University of Oxford to complete my clinical training.
In 2011, I completed a PhD at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College London. This focused on the molecular changes that occur during the initiation and early progression of osteoarthritis (OA).
Dave R. et al, (2016), BMJ open, 6
Gardiner MD. and Jain A., (2016), Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 138, 777e - 778e
Murphy GR. et al, (2016), The British journal of surgery, 103, 487 - 492
Sierakowski A. et al, (2016), Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS, 69, 286 - 288
The iBRA (implant breast reconstruction evaluation) study: protocol for a prospective multi-centre cohort study to inform the feasibility, design and conduct of a pragmatic randomised clinical trial comparing new techniques of implant-based breast reconstruction.
Potter S. et al, (2016), Pilot and feasibility studies, 2