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Daniel Perry

MBChB (Hons), MA(Oxon), PhD, FHEA, FRCS (Orth), FRCSEd (Ad Hominem)

Professor, Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery

  • Honorary Consultant Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool.
  • NIHR Research Professor
  • Clinical Trials Lead, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Associate Editor, Bone & Joint Journal
  • Member, BOA Research Committee
  • Member, BSCOS Research Committee

Promoting Children's Orthopaedic Research in the UK and beyond

My Research.....


I am a Consultant Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon funded by the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). I perform surgery at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and a Professor at the University of Liverpool.

I trained in Liverpool and Warwick, before completing a fellowship at SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada. I then joined the University of Oxford in the Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care group, and became a fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.

I am the first orthopaedic surgeon to have been awarded a prestigious NIHR Research Professorship, with the University of Liverpool.

I lead a large amount of research in children’s trauma, orthopaedics and emergencies – including orthopaedic studies - FORCE, SCIENCE, CRAFFT, BigBOSS, PICBONE, ODDSocks, OpNonSTOP, BASIS and even a trial in paediatrics about UTIs (CURLY)! I love is to make clinical research accessible – both to children, parents and clinicians. I keenly integrate cartoons, animations, videos and uses text messages to make trials easy for everyone.  My research portfolio is now in excess of £35m (USD $45 million) from the UK government, US government and charities. The studies run across the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.  

I superviss several PhD students and I'm Orthopaedic trials lead for the Royal College of Surgeons, an Editor of the Bone and Joint Journal and is the clinical lead for hip screening within Public Health England.

Research Priorities in Children's Orthopaedic Surgery

Full Text in the Bone and Joint Journal here -

Childhood Obesity and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Full text available here -

What is the evidence for hip replacements in Adolescents and Young Adults?

See the full article here -