- Furniss Group | Genetics and Epidemiology of Common Hand Conditions Research Group
- Hand Research Group Research Group
DM MA MBBCh FRCS(Plast)
University Research Lecturer - Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship
- Hon. Consultant Plastic Surgeon
- Associate Professor
I studied medicine as an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, where I was a Junior and Senior Scholar, and graduated with a first class degree in genetic pathology.
I then moved to Christ Church, Oxford to study clinical medicine at the Oxford University Clinical School. Following graduation, I undertook basic surgical training in London, before returning to the Oxford Plastic Surgery Department in 2003.
In 2004, I began a three year D.M. research degree investigating the molecular genetics of congenital limb malformation, under the guidance of Professor Andrew Wilkie at the WIMM, for which I won the Pushpa Chopra Award and the Plenary Prize of the MRS.
I was then appointed NIHR Clinical Lecturer in 2007, which enabled me to begin researching into the molecular genetics of Dupuytren's Disease, whilst continuing my specialist registrar training in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
In 2012, I was awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship - the first ever awarded to a plastic surgeon - and began working in NDORMS.
Since then, my research interests have broadened to investigate the genetic and non-genetic causes of common hand surgery conditions. My clinical interests are in the fields of hand surgery, and supermicrosurgery for the treatment of lymphoedema.