Professor Middleton

The GRAIL gait-analysis lab

The Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) is the forefront of healthcare revolution and aims to transform healthcare through innovation. World-class research, the latest professional thinking, and clinical best practice are combined to create a rich environment that stimulates new ideas, learning and thought-leadership.

ORI works across Bournemouth University and with local hospitals, industry partners and academia to produce high quality research and educational outputs that have a proven impact for patients, clinicians and society.

ORI is driven by the needs of our patients, clinical colleagues and wider society to produce high quality academic and patient outcomes across the fields of orthopaedic surgery, related diseases, treatments, technologies and devices.

What do we do?

  • ORI produces high quality research and academic outputs to advance the fields of orthopaedic surgery, related diseases, treatments and devices.
  • Based on our research, we work to improve patient outcomes within the local region by engaging with clinicians, patients and the public, and involving them in our research, education and professional practice activities.
  • On a national scale, ORI works to influence changes to policy, standards, treatment guidelines and patient expectations through the dissemination of our research.
  • A particular area of expertise for ORI is osteoarthritis – a condition which clinicians in Dorset are frequently faced with, owing to the high numbers of older people living in the region. By producing high quality research and teaching in this area, ORI has the potential to make a real impact on local and national practice.

Please note that ORI is not a clinical facility, and as such we are unable to receive referrals for gait analysis.