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Tom Kurien

MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow and SpR Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Tom's qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2006 with degrees in Medical Science (BMedSci) and Medicine (BMBS). Through distinction he was awarded an Academic Foundation Training Programme (AFP) in the East Midlands. In 2008 he was selected on the training scheme for Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery in Yorkshire and obtained Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. After 2 years in Sheffield he was selected for an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship at the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham where he worked with the Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Pain Centre as a fellow.

He completed an MSc in Surgery at the University of Warwick with Distinction in 2009 and currently holds a National Training Number in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in Nottingham.

Tom has won a series of postgraduate prizes and awards and has lectured internationally in the USA, Australia and Europe in trauma, basic science, arthroplasty, paediatric and spinal orthopaedic surgery. He has published in peer-reviewed journals with interests in basic science and arthroplasty. He is currently out of programme (OOPR) from clinical training as he has secured a prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship in 2014 to read a PhD at the University of Nottingham, to understand the peripheral and central drivers of knee osteoarthritis pain. His work will take him to Denmark, Boston and Germany during the 3 years.

Tom is the current British Association for Knee Surgery Research Fellow (BASK) (2014-2015) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Clinical Research Fellow.

Tom has experience in teaching and is the current Wellcome Trust and Academy of Medical Sciences INSPIRE lead for the University of Nottingham.

He is supervised by Professor Brigitte Scammell, Professor Dorothee Auer and Professor David Walsh.

Expertise Summary

Fellowships

  • Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Research Training Fellowship - 3 Years 2014-2017 (£226,500)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Fellowship 3 Years 2014-2017 (Dual Fellowship Award)
  • British Association for Surgery to the Knee Fellowship 2014-2015 (£45,000)

Awards and Prizes

  • BORS/BJR 2018 International Travelling Fellowship to USA for Young Investigators, British Orthopaedic Research Society 2017, London
  • Andrew Sprowson Award for Translastional Orthopaedic Research, British Orthopaedic Research Society 2017, London
  • Alan Malkin Memorial Prize in Orthopaedics, July 2017
  • British Association for Surgery to the Knee (BASK) Prize- Best Podium Presentation, March 2017
  • East Midlands Orthopaedic Research Prize, December 2016
  • Andrew Sprowson Award for Translational Research, British Orthopaedic Research Society, Glasgow, Sept 2016
  • Orthopaedic Research UK Prize (ORUK)- June, Leicester 2016
  • Sue Watson 1st Prize for Medicine, Nottingham, May 2016
  • President's Medal for Best Presentation at British Association for Surgery to the Knee (BASK), March 2016
  • Royal Society of Medicine Orthopaedic Prize (2nd) December 2015
  • European Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Prize Marseille April 2015
  • British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Society- BJJ Best Paper Award at BSCOS. March 2015
  • Alan Malkin Memorial Prize in Orthopaedics July 2014
  • British Orthopaedic Association 'Best of the Best' September 2014
  • University of Nottingham MRI Prize 2014

Grants

  • Wellcome Trust and Academy of Medical Sciences - INSPIRE Renewal 2015-2017 (£20,000)
  • Nottingham University Hospital Charity Grant December 2013 (£10,000)
  • Wellcome Trust and Academy of Medical Sciences - INSPIRE 2013-2015 (£10,000)

Research Fellowships

  • Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle, UK, November 2016
  • Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg, Denmark October 2014

Surgical Training

  • ST6 Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedics and Trauma Group

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