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Dr Lucksy Kottam is head of academic operations at the Academic Centre for Surgery (ACeS) as well as an applied health researcher.
She has a background in stem cells translational medicine (PhD.) from University of Sheffield, UK.
Lucksy has a long-standing interest and experience with evaluation of surgical interventions and health services research since 2010 and has led the research delivery and trials management in trauma and orthopaedics at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
She has undertaken various trials of high-quality surgical care research of international excellence in trauma and orthopaedic surgery including randomised controlled trials of clinical effectiveness, qualitative, mixed methods research, health economic analysis that has direct patient benefit by guiding evidence-based clinical practice, healthcare commissioning and policy regionally, nationally, and internationally.
She also has experience in leading systematic reviews, feasibility studies and various multicentre-clinical service evaluations and audits of national importance.
Lucksy is a co-applicant on several multi-centre national, peer-reviewed clinical trials, including current NIHR HTA funded trials OPAL, FLARE, PROFHER 2, MAPPS and UK FROST (Extended Dissemination) and several other minor grants.
She is also a member of NIHR external peer reviewer community.
Lucksy is passionate about patient and public involvement in research and has led the establishment and support to several patient advisory groups including SHRUG, HUG, A4LL, BESS PPI Group to provide active input to identifying research priorities, design, conduct and extended dissemination of the groups’ research activities and to work alongside other specialist national surgical societies.
Her qualifications, and experience specifically in the NHS setting and collaborative working with external HEI and industry partners have put her in the unique position to apply this in a range of research projects and help support development of outstanding researchers (chief investigators, AHP and clinical fellows and trainees) for multi-disciplinary collaborative working.
Her current role will align with the strategic themes and priorities identified by local groups, the NHS, and the NIHR to evaluate current surgical and perioperative care and help develop programmes to address societal health needs relevant to the UK and will work with the NIHR INCLUDE Roadmap to improve inclusion of underserved groups across surgical research.
Lucksy’s main focus will be on clinical effectiveness research, particularly large multi-centre surgical trials including health economic evaluations of interventions.
Prospective comparative study of quantitative X-ray (QXR) versus dual energy X-ray absorptiometry to determine the performance of QXR as a predictor of bone health for adult patients in secondary care.
Rangan, et al. (2021)
Effectiveness of interventions for the management of primary frozen shoulder: a systematic review of randomized trials.
Rex, et al. (2021)
Bone and Joint Open
Findings from the patch augmented rotator cuff surgery (PARCS) feasibility study.
Cook, et al. (2021)
Pilot and Feasibility Studies