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Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network

Funding

I am grateful for funding from the Arthritis Research UK, BAPRAS, BSSH, Dunhill Medical Trust, NIHR,  Oxford Medical Research Fund and Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Matthew Gardiner

MA PhD FRCS(Plast)


Honorary Departmental Clinical Lecturer in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Plastic Surgery, Imperial College London
  • Associate Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic Surgery, RCS Clinical Trials Initiative
  • Trainee Lead, RSTN

Clinical Trials

I co-founded the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network (RSTN) with Prof. Abhilash Jain in 2013. The RSTN is the UK clinical trials network for plastic surgery and hand surgery. It has over 600 members from undergraduates through to consultants and trials methodologists. 

The RSTN has developed many interdisciplinary collaborations to deliver a diverse range of projects. My main interest is clinical trials relating to hand surgery and in particular developing placebo arm RCTs. Visit rstn.uk for further information. 

Osteoarthritis

As part of the ARUK Centre for OA Pathogenesis, I work with Prof Tonia Vincent on translational projects relating to base of thumb osteoarthritis. This has led to collaborations with groups at University of Leeds (Drs Pete Culmer and Ali Alazmani) and Imperial College London (Dr Angela Kedgley).

Background

I read physiological sciences as an undergraduate at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge before moving to Oriel College, University of Oxford to complete my clinical training.

In 2011, I completed a PhD at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College London. This focused on the molecular changes that occur during the initiation and early progression of osteoarthritis (OA). 

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Recent Publications

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