I am a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, working in the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit.
Originally from Cardiff, I trained at Leicester Medical School and completed my orthopaedic surgical training in Nottingham (Major Trauma Unit) and the East Midlands Deanery. I then completed a Fellowship in Knee surgery in Exeter, followed by a further Fellowship in Nottingham. I also spent time on a visiting Fellowship to Rush Orthopaedics in Chicago, USA.
I was appointed as a Consultant in Exeter in 2015, performing both knee and trauma surgery. I specialise in complex surgery of the knee including knee replacement, partial knee replacement and revision knee replacement.
I enjoy living on the edge of Dartmoor with my young family and hyperactive dog . We like to get out walking & cycling around the moor or along the coast. I stay fit keeping up with my two boys, playing tennis, touch rugby & coaching Junior Rugby at our local club. It's nice to escape to Sandy Park to watch Exeter Chiefs play rugby when I can, or return to Cardiff to watch Wales matches. In the summer when the weather is good, nothing beats visiting the beach or going paddle boarding.
I am involved in a number of important national committees involved in knee surgery:
I am on the Committee for Beyond Compliance, an independent national committee that monitors the introduction of new hip and knee implants. I am also on the advisory Committee for ODEP (Orthopaedic Device Evaluation Panel). This is an independent national committee that evaluates the safety of orthopaedic implants.
I undertake a senior role in the Revision Knee Working Group, a group established by the UK Knee Society (BASK). The outputs from this group have revolutionised the structure of revision knee surgery within the UK and through BASK I edited a Good Practice Guide for revision knee surgery.
I am also a member of the Primary Arthroplasty Knee Working Group, a committee that is setting the standards in the UK for knee replacement surgery.
I am on the Editorial board for the Bone and Joint 360 Journal, one of the fastest growing medical journals. I am a reviewer for the ‘Bone and Joint Journal’ as well as ‘The Knee’ Journal.
Locally, I am the Chair of the Orthopaedics Audit and Governance Committee and recently I initiated the 'Project Restart Orthopaedics' programme to start orthopaedics again after COVID.
I am heavily involved in research, having published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in many international journals. I have been invited to speak at many international conferences and teaching courses, and I am involved in teaching senior trainees and Fellows. I run the Fellowship programme in Exeter.
I have an interest in sports medicine, having completed a Master’s degree with Merit from the University of Bath. I was a medical team leader at the London 2012 Olympics, leading a team of medics treating injured athletes at the Olympic Stadium for the Athletics.
I was trackside providing medical support at the Athletics stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
I live on the edge of Dartmoor and my family and I enjoy exploring the wilderness whenever we can.
On the weekend you will often find us all at the beach. Depending upon the weather we may be walking, paddleboarding or surfing!