I was awarded a MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to complete a PhD looking at chondrogenesis in MSCs under the supervision of Professor Tim Hardingham at the University of Manchester. I was also awarded the Syme Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons. I have completed an Orthopaedic Academic Clinical Training programme at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and University College London, where I was a Lecturer from 2010-14 under the supervision of Professor David Marsh and Professor Tim Briggs. I did national (Bristol and Cardiff) and international (USA, Europe and Australia) clinical and research fellowships. I have authored over 300 papers, 50 chapters and 5 books.