NDORMS discovers the causes of musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions to deliver excellent and innovative care that improves people’s quality of life.
It's multi-disciplinary research is world-renowned and we contributed significantly to Oxford's top rank in Clinical Medicine in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the official UK-wide assessment of all university research.
The REF welcomed the strong return in orthopaedic sciences, as well as the outstanding reach and significance of the impacts from our research in musculoskeletal and ageing.
NDORMS is the largest European academic department in our field and run a globally competitive programme of research and teaching, supported by a grants portfolio worth £85 million.
The co-location with NHS services at Oxford's Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre puts the department in an excellent and rare position, where researchers work alongside clinicians. This substantially improves research capability, improving access for researchers to patients, and facilitates the interaction between clinicians and scientists, which is essential for successful translational research.
Headed by Professor Andrew Carr, NDORMS has about 400 staff including 80 post-graduate students, and more than 30 professors, several university lecturers, and senior researchers personally supported by prestigious awards.
It's highly skilled team has expertise in a broad range of areas, including orthopaedic surgery, inflammation, immunology, rheumatology, medical statistics, epidemiology, and clinical trials.
NDORMS has two internationally excellent institutes:
- the Botnar Research Centre, on the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) site, and
- the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, on the Old Road Campus.
Further information can be found here, on NDORMS's webpage.