Meet the Nottingham team

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Professor Alan Montgomery

Director, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Alan Montgomery joined the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit in 2013 as Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials and was appointed Director in 2018. Alan’s research encompasses clinical trials in multiple different clinical specialties, settings, and types of intervention, as well as methodological work to improve trial conduct and reporting. He has extensive funding committee experience, including the NIHR Health Technology Assessment and Research for Patient Benefit funding programmes. 

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Alexia Karantana

Clinical Associate Professor, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Alexia Karantana is a consultant hand and orthopaedic surgeon and joined the University of Nottingham in 2015 as Clinical Associate Professor. As part of her role, Alexia is embedded within the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit and her research focusses is on musculoskeletal randomised controlled trials, outcome measures and evidence review. She also directs the Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery, in collaboration with the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

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Benjamin Ollivere

Professor Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery & Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma / Major Trauma Surgeon, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospital

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.

Chair, 360 Revalidation Upper Limb, Trauma and Paediatrics (BJ360)

Speaker, ‘Controversial FRCS (Tr&Orth) cases’ – BTS Revalidation Session

Speaker, 'Current management of adult proximal humeral fractures' (BESS Revalidation)

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Professor Brigitte Scammell

Professor, University of Nottingham

Brigitte Scammell is a Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon and Professor of Orthopaedic Sciences.  Her research is translational in pain, inflammation, and repair.  She is a member of the BOA research committee.

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Cally Rick

Associate Professor, Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Cally Rick joined the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU) in 2019 as Associate Professor of Clinical Trials. Cally’s background is in the day to day management of clinical trials in a range of conditions, settings and intervention types; following a change in career from lab-based research. She is the NCTU PPI lead and is particularly interested in ensuring that the patient voice is embedded in research from design to dissemination and implementation.