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ORI feature in Bournemouth University’s Research in action campaign

Last month, ORI were delighted to feature in Bournemouth University’s “Research in action” campaign, that aims to showcase research projects that are impacting society. The University’s motto, to learn is to change, runs through all aspects of education, research, professional practice and public engagement, and means that when you join BU, you become part of… Read more »

New study published by Prof Middleton looking at wear rates in total hip arthroplasty

Bournemouth University and the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (now part of University Hospitals Dorset, UHD) have published a study on the clinical outcomes of new materials used in hip replacements.  Professor Middleton in Bournemouth and collaborating with hospitals around the UK started a clinical study 10 years ago to see the effects of using two new… Read more »

ORI welcomes Matteo Briguglio, a visiting researcher from Milan, Italy.

Over the past 2 months, the ORI team has been delighted to welcome Matteo Briguglio, a visiting researcher from Milan, Italy. Matteo collaborated with Prof Wainwright remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic on an article looking at the role of optimising the nutritional status of patients prior to orthopaedic surgery. During his visit he was able to continue… Read more »

ORI welcome Kate Southern to the team

ORI are delighted to welcome Kate Southern to the team as a Specialist Nurse. Kate first discovered her interest in Orthopaedics when working as a Health Care Assistant in the Trauma and Orthopaedic Wards in the Kent and Sussex Hospital at the age of 19. She trained as a Nurse at Bournemouth University, graduating in… Read more »

Susara Blunden joins the ORI team

We are delighted to welcome Susara as the new trial manager for the CLEAT study, a randomised controlled trial comparing standard care physiotherapy, to an 8-week intervention of cycling and education, for people with hip osteoarthritis. Susura graduated in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery from Bournemouth University (BU) and subsequently worked clinically as… Read more »

Prof Tom Wainwright delivers plenary lecture at the recent 17th Hong Kong International Orthopaedic Forum

Prof Tom Wainwright was an invited international speaker at the recent Combined 60th Anniversary Scientific Meeting and 17th Hong Kong International Orthopaedic Forum. He was invited to deliver a plenary lecture on “Enhanced patient recovery after joint replacement surgery” on 27th November 2021 and in addition he also delivered three other lectures on: Enhanced recovery… Read more »

Prof Robert Middleton was a keynote speaker at the recent North-South Medtech Summit

Prof Rob Middleton was the invited keynote speaker at the recent “North-South Medtech Summit” held on 26th November 2021, hosted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical MedTech Co-operative, OVHcloud start up programme and Bournemouth University. The event was held to bring together local and global healthcare and technology stakeholders to create new… Read more »

ORI hosts Innovate UK funded workshop with hospital and industry partners

As part of an Innovate UK grant with Buckingham Healthcare, ORI was delighted to host and facilitate a workshop on the 1st December 2021 to evaluate a range of prototypes for a new wheelchair to toilet transfer system. Occupational therapists from University Hospitals Dorset, Dorset Council, Salisbury Hospital, and Portsmouth City Council were joined by engineers… Read more »

Prof Wainwright delivers plenary lecture at the recent BESS/Orthopaedic Research UK conference in Manchester

Prof Tom Wainwright was invited to deliver a plenary lecture on the 25th November 2021 at a recent conference in Manchester hosted by Orthopaedic Research UK and the British Society for Elbow and Shoulder Surgery. At the “Improving outcomes for the shoulder and elbow” conference, Prof Wainwright shared his research and clinic experience of Enhanced… Read more »

ODP students benefit from VR surgical simulation training at ORI

ORI was delighted to welcome third year BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice students to the Virtual Reality Training Lab for a series of workshops last week. The workshops were the first step in a growing collaboration between ORI and Debora Almeida and her colleagues from the Operating Department Practice team. Professor Tom Wainwright introduced the… Read more »