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Professor Andrew Carr

Professor Andrew Carr research interests are primarily focused on developing and evaluating surgical technologies including joint replacement, arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery and tissue engineering. His research group investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms of soft tissue ageing and failure. He has developed novel woven and electrospun tissue engineering scaffolds for soft tissue repair which are now entering clinical trials. With colleagues in Oxford he pioneered the involvement of patients in assessing the outcome of orthopaedic operations and has invented a series of patient reported outcome measures (PROMS). The Oxford Scores are now used worldwide in clinical trials and by national joint replacement registries.


  • 1982: Graduate, University of Bristol


Professional History

  • Since 2001: Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford
  • 2011-13: Divisional Director of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 2001-11: Nonexecutive Director of Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust
  • 2008: Founder Director of the NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (BRU), Oxford
  • 2002-08: Directer of the Botnar
  • 2002: Founder of the Botnar Research Centre as an Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences


Awards & Honors

  • Robert Jones Gold Medal of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2009: Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences