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Benjamin Ollivere

Clinical Associate Professor, Head of Division Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Ben Ollivere is Clinical Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and Major Trauma Surgeon at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. He is head of division for Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology.

He has a keen interest in training and education and is currently the Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. His clinical expertise lies in complex trauma and reconstruction, particularly in non-union, infection and limb reconstruction. His academic interests compliment his clinical interests.

He trained in Oxford as a medical student, and Cambridge for his higher surgical training and moved to Nottingham for fellowship then spending 4 years as a consultant prior to being appointed Clinical Associate Professor.

He has active grants and research interests in big data, clinical and basic science studies. Ongoing randomised controlled trials funded by Innovate UK, the NiHR HTA and RfPB programmes as chief investigator. He takes an active part in the ARUK Sports Centre hosted at University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

He has clinical expertise in non-union, bone infection, trauma and major injury along with treatment of complex fractures and the complications of these treatments. He has tertiary referral practices in bone infection, non-union and chest injuries.

Teaching Summary

I am an associate fellow of the higher education academy. I convene a wilderness medicine module on the Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc at masters level.

I have an interest in undergraduate and post graduate eduction, leading the MDD CP3 at University of Nottingham school of medicine. I also teach orthopedics at an undergraduate and post graduate level.

Research Summary

NIHR Funded Research

  • UKStar (Co-applicant). HTA Funded RCT investigating boot versus plaster in Achilles tendon rupture
  • ORIF (CI). HTA Funded RCT investigating rib fracture fixation in a large multicentre RCT.
  • ANCHOR. RfPB funded RCT investigating interventions for ankle injuries in children.
  • CoreKIDS. NIHR DRF funded development of a core outcome sets for children's injuries.

PI Clinical Studies originating in Nottingham with an attached PhD award :

  • EMADE - A randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy led interventions in ankle fractures. Funder AOUK and ARUK
  • WristRehab - A randomised controlled trial of different physiotherapy modalities following wrist fracture. Funder AOUK
  • OCTS - Developemnt of an outcome measure for thoracic injuries.

PI Clinical Studies originating in Nottingham without an attached PhD award

  • Silver Coated Nails - InnovateUK funded industrial partnership evaluating a novel silver coating on trauma implants
  • STEMulate - Collaboration with the school of pharmacy. Department of Defence funded feasibility grant to explore gene therapies in stem cells.

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