Education and Training

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit actively welcomes and supports higher degree students, surgeons, and researchers.

Education

Our work has provided unique opportunities for students to work with world-class surgeons and researchers to refine their research skills in a clinical environment. We provide them with training and facilities, support and mentorship and exciting research opportunities across a variety of disciplines. TORU currently has medical students working with us from the John Curtin Medical School as well as numerous master’s and doctoral candidates from the ANU.

Fellowships

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit offers a number of fellowships for doctors and researchers to gain specialised skills in the field of orthopaedics and trauma. Programs include hands-on clinical research and intensive laboratory and clinical work.

  • Canberra Clinical/Research Fellow for General and Lower Limb Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Canberra Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit Research Fellow
  • Clinical and Research Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction

Interested applications please follow the links of the desired fellowship for detail on how to apply

Scholarships

Currently TORU has one scholarship available for medical students interested in orthopaedic research

  • 1. The Reg Kitchin Honours Degree Scholarship for orthopaedic research.

Students

Clinical

PhD

Claire Kenneally-Dabrowski - ANU

  • The dynamic architecture of the hamstring complex: An investigation into its influence on injury and performance. Mr Andrew Griffin, ANU

Catherine Galvin, UC

  • Age-associated variation in both healthy and osteoarthritic knee kinematics

Joe Lynch ANU

  • Influence of knee shape on kinematics before and following total knee replacement

MPhil

Dr Sumedha Amarasekara

  • Supercable Fatigue Testing for Simulated Femoral Fracture

Dr Mitchell Kingston

  • Arterial Anatomy of the Gluteus Medius and Minimus ten-dons

Dr Claire Bolton

  • Anatomy of the acetabulum

Dr David Owen

  • Factors predictive of patient outcome following total wrist arthrodesis

Dr Tom Cheng

  • Novel material against bacterial biofilms.

Miss Kate Phillips

  • Was Osteoporosis as Prevalent in the Past? A comparison of Ancient and Modern Populations

Medical Students

Tom Sizeland

  • Gait analysis after gluteal tendon repair: A comparison with symptomatic controls

Sally Gillbert

  • Clinical Outcomes after Gluteal Tendon Repair

Alexander Cary

  • Intrinsic temperature of TKA polyethylene insert during different activity patterns

Robert Simic

  • Optimising the Design and Workflow of 3D Printed Orthopaedic Implants

Harrison Slockee

  • Perceptions of Canberra Hospital Orthopaedic Staff about the services provided by the aboriginal liaison office

Kyle McCabe

  • The effect of Whiplash on Multifidus Morphometry

Laboratory

PhD

Mr Song Chen, ANU

  • A Bioinformatics approach to establish an osteo-network: Osteomics

Yuan Chai - ANU

  • Personalized polymer surgical guide and orthopaedic metal implant manufacturing method that centred with 3D printing

Masters

Dr Tom Cheng

  • Novel material against bacterial biofilms.

Miss Kate Phillips

  • Was Osteoporosis as Prevalent in the Past? A comparison of Ancient and Modern Populations