Professor Baker is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in treating patients with degenerative hip and knee conditions that require hip and knee replacement surgery.
Since December 2018, he has been the director for research and innovation at the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
He is also an executive member of the Tees Valley Research Alliance (TVRA) and the Research Design Service for North East and North Cumbria. Professor Baker also sits on the MedConnect steering group and represents the trust at the clinical research network partnership group.
Professor Baker has undertaken a significant amount of research into the outcomes of patients undergoing hip and knee replacement procedures.
He has completed a number of postgraduate qualifications including a masters (MSc) degree (2007), a Medical Doctorate (MD) (2013), he was the National Joint Registry (NJR) research fellow (2012) and visiting British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) ABC fellow (2018).
Professor Baker is a member of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline and quality standards team.
He is the currentâ¯Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) speciality lead for orthopaedics. Professor Baker sits on the NIHR HTA commissioning panel, the BOA research committee and he is also an RCS MSK RADAR group member.
He is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) grant holder leading a national studies that research how to help patients get back to work after hip and knee replacement surgery.
- Primary and revision hip and knee replacement
- Orthopaedic trauma
- Treatment of Peri-prosthetic fractures
- Treatment of Peri-prosthetic joint infections
- Orthopaedic research and research leadership
- Innovation within the NHS
- MBBS (University of Newcastle upon Tyne) – July 2001
- MSc (Evidence based practiced (Orthopaedics)) (University of Teesside) – November 2007
- FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) – February 2011
- Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (Open University) – July 2013
- Good Clinical Practice – (Re-validated) October 2016
- MD (Newcastle University) – March 2014
- Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research (Newcastle University) – November 2015
- Consultant in trauma and orthopaedics – South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Director of research and innovation – South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Executive director – Durham Tees Valley Research Alliance (DVTRA)
- British Orthopaedic Association ABC Travelling Fellow
- Clinical Research Fellow – York University
- Associate Clinical Researcher – Newcastle University
- Consultant mentor – CORNET (Collaborative Orthopaedic Research NETwork)
- Member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
- Member of the BOA research committee
- NICE hip, knee and shoulder replacement guideline committee member
- Royal College of Surgeons Speciality Lead for Orthopaedics
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) – Health Technology Assessment (HTA) research commissioning board member
- National Institute for Health Research grant holder for the OPAL study (Occupational advice for patients undergoing arthroplasty of the lower limb)
- British Associations for Surgery of the Knees revision knee working group member
National survey of occupational advice for lower limb arthroplasty patients
Tsang, et al. (2020)
Provision of revision knee surgery and calculation of the effect of a network service reconfiguration: An analysis from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man
Kalson, et al. (2020)
Using intervention mapping to develop an occupational advice intervention to aid return to work following hip and knee replacement in the United Kingdom
Coole, et al. (2020)
BMC Health Services Research
Occupational advice to help people return to work following lower limb arthroplasty: The OPAL intervention mapping study
Baker, et al. (2020)
Health Technology Assessment