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Andy Metcalfe

Job Title
Associate Clinical Professor
WMS - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
Research Interests

Andy is an associate professor in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and consultant orthopaedic surgeon at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire where he specialises in knee surgery, including sports injuries, knee arthritis and the patello-femoral joint. His research is focused on the clinical effectiveness of orthopaedic interventions.

Andy leads a thriving team in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Warwick CTU, with a strong track delivering high-quality research that impacts patient care. He personally leads two large multi-centre NIHR funded randomised trials (RACER and START:REACTS) of new surgical technologies, alongside a broad portfolio of patient-focused research in surgery. He is the theme lead for 'Surgery, Pain and Rehabilitation' at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, a large theme covering over 20 active trials, mostly large multi-centre studies of complex interventions. He has a growing interest in global health and is establishing strong links with orthopaedic surgeons in Nairobi especially. He collaborates widely around the UK, is research lead for BASK and is a co-investigator on the Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre of Excellence in Cardiff.

Andy leads the Warwick Integrated Clinical Academic Training Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics, taking doctors through basic academic training to PhD and clinical lecturer level and preparing them for senior academic careers in the future.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Robotic Arthroplasty: a Clinical and cost Effectiveness Randomised controlled trial. (RACER) - NIHR HTA (second stage via UHCW NHS trust) RACCER (outline record 60354) Main Trial = 62365 (4yrs), Follow-on yrs 5-9 = 62408, and Follow-on yrs 10-13 = 62409 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2020 31 Mar 2033
Second Stage NIHR Advanced Fellowship: Advancing clinical leadership in healthcare organisations to mobilise evidence into practice. A mixed methods study of clinical leadership in orthopaedic surgery National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Dec 2019 30 Nov 2024
KARDS NIHR HTA Via Leeds: Second Stage National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2019 30 Sep 2024
NIHR HTA Second Stage via Leeds University: KARDS: Joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2019 31 Mar 2024
A Randomised, Efficient, Adaptive Clinical Trial in Surgery: Assessment of a Biodegradeable Spacer for Tears of the RotAtor Cuff Tendons (STARTS:REACTS) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2018 31 Jan 2022
NIHR DRF:The MEniscal TeaR Outcome (METRO) Study: Understanding the disease process of young patients with a meniscal tear of the knee and response to treatment. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Dec 2018 30 Nov 2021
NIHR HTA. The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Surgery for early osteoarthritis of the hip and knee joint via Oxford National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jun 2019 31 Jan 2021
Allografts in knee and other joint repairs European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 01 Sep 2017 30 Apr 2018
Improving orthopaedic surgery with micro-CT in developing countries - GCRF Institutional Award 2016 EPSRC 01 Jul 2016 31 Mar 2017
CRN Funding- pilot study exploring patella instability Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust - New Cross Hospital 01 Jan 2016 30 Jun 2016