Tell us about yourself
John grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool before undertaking his Medical Degree at the Hull York Medical School. He graduated in 2019 and undertook his foundation training in North Yorkshire. He is the first Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery to be appointed in the North Yorkshire/South Tees region, appointed in 2021.
During medical school, John developed a passion for trauma and orthopaedic surgery, thanks to the support from his outstanding mentors and supervisors. He took part in a number of local, regional, national, and international research projects. He published his first paper in a PubMed indexed journal in his fourth year of medical school and was instantly hooked! This background in laboratory research and basic science married well with John’s curiosity to not only ask “why?” but to “find out why!” resulting in his pursuit of an opportunity to train in a programme combining academic and clinical training.
John strives to provide the best possible care for patients suffering from both acute and chronic musculoskeletal diseases and loves learning the art of the practical aspects of day-to-day clinical orthopaedic practice, both in clinic and the operating theatre. Moreover, he is always enthused to work with others on research projects and studies with the clear aim of providing benefit for as many patients as possible.
John is currently involved in research projects investigating non-union of the humeral shaft and dislocations of the acromioclavicular joint. He is taking a lead in an exciting project developing a new nanotechnology-device, which aims to diagnose joint infections in a fraction of the current time and with relatively small samples of fluid. John hopes that this work can be used as the basis for him to undertake a Doctorate at the University of York in the near future.