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Surgical trial delivery and methodology, placebo control for surgical trials, PROMs
GDPhys, MCSP, MSc, MA, DPhil, FBOA (hon), FRCS (hon)
David Beard is Professor and Surgical & Complex Intervention Trials Program Lead at the NHMRC CTC, University of Sydney. He is also Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Sciences at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) in the University of Oxford, an NIHR Senior Investigator and the Director of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Surgical Intervention Trials Unit (SITU-NDORMS).
He specialises in the evaluation (pan-specialty) of surgical interventions but with a special interest in orthopaedics and plastics, and other (MSK) complex interventions (rehab/physiotherapy).
David has published several practice clinical trials in surgery and rehabilitation and is currently Chief Investigator or Co-app in 16 substantial clinical trials. He has over 300 published articles (8 in Lancet) and as a surgical trialist he sits on, or chairs, several NIHR/Charitable Steering or Funding committees, both nationally and internationally.
Teaching and supervision
David coordinates and teaches on short courses in surgical evaluation (BOASTIC), nationally and internationally and currently supervises 3 PhD/DPhil candidates.
Education, Professional Designations & Conferred Titles