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Hunterian Professorship Award to Dr Hannah James

Dr Hannah James, Specialist Registrar in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at UHCW and PhD graduate from Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has been awarded a very prestigious Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons for her ground breaking surgical education research work.

Dr James recently completed an outstanding body of research for her PhD on the impact of cadaveric surgical training on improving patient outcomes. She becomes the first female Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) surgeon to become a Hunterian Professor.

The Hunterian awards date back to the end of the 19th century. They are highly regarded and prestigious awards within the field of surgery and are awarded annually in stiff competition. Recipients are invited to give a Hunterian Lecture in their area of expertise. Hannah plans to deliver her lecture entitled “Beyond the simulator: measuring patient benefit from surgical training interventions” at the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress.

Dr James said “I am delighted that translational research in surgical education is beginning to gain the recognition it deserves. We need the best training for our future surgeons so they can give the very best care to patients. Measuring the effectiveness of how we train them is an important part of this process”.


Female PhD student

Dr Hannah James

Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery UHCW and WMS CTU PhD Graduate