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Simon Matthew Graham

MBChB, MRCS, MSc (Res), FRCS (Tr&Orth), PhD


Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

  • Honorary Major Trauma and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • AO Alliance Research Advisor
  • Member, World Orthopaedic Concern Research Committee

Promoting global musculoskeletal trauma research

Simon was appointed as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Oxford, in 2022. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the University of Liverpool. He also works as a Major Trauma and Limb Reconstruction Consultant Surgeon at Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust.

Simon completed a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research PhD Fellowship at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Edinburgh. His project investigated fracture healing in HIV positive patients and was awarded the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Hunterian Professorship and Syme Medal. He also has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Leeds.

Professor Graham's research focuses on advancing higher standards of care in musculoskeletal trauma in low- and middle-income countries. He is actively involved with research in musculoskeletal trauma across sub-Saharan Africa and leads The Orthopaedic Research Collaboration for Africa (ORCA), a collaboration dedicated to improving musculoskeletal healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa through research. He has also published widely and presented his research internationally.