College Lecturer in Medicine
Stephen Gwilyn's current research in NDORMS aims to integrate his areas of scientific and clinical expertise; investigating pain following trauma and the conduct of intervention trials for upper limb trauma.
Dr Gwilym graduated from University College, London in 2000 having previously obtained a First Class degree in Human Sciences, with a focus on the neurophysiology of pain. After basic surgical training in London and Oxford, he entered specialist Orthopaedic training in Oxford in 2004. During this period of specialist training, he further developed his research interest in musculoskeletal pain and took a sabbatical from training between 2007 and 2010 having been awarded an Arthritis Research UK research fellowship in Orthopaedics. During this time he worked jointly with Professor Andy Carr at NDORMS and Professor Irene Tracey at the Functional MRI of the Brain centre, Oxford. This period of research resulted in the award of a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford in 2010 with a thesis titled “Investigating the phenotype and mechanisms of chronic pain in musculoskeletal disease”.
In 2011, Stephen was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Oxford. During 2012 he completed sub-specialist Trauma and Upper limb fellowships in Sydney, Australia at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He returned to Oxford at the beginning of 2013 and was appointed as a consultant later that year.