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Dr Philippa Hulley

BSc PhD Cape Town, MA Oxf


Dr Philippa Hulley was Senior Lecturer (University of Stellenbosch Faculty of Health Sciences) from 1996-2003 and joined the newly established Botnar Research Centre (University of Oxford) in 2003. Dr Hulley teaches options in the Cell and Systems major across 4 years of the Biomedical Sciences course and 3 years of Preclinical Medicine. She is Organizing Tutor for Biomedical Sciences at St Hilda’s.

Dr Philippa Hulley studies drug mechanisms and side effects in musculoskeletal tissues. Her current work focuses on development of human bone organoids for use in drug and disease modelling. Translational projects with industry and clinicians are a special interest. Dr Hulley leads a research group investigating cell signalling in bone and joint degeneration and regeneration and supervises laboratory-based DPhil, MD and MSc research students.

Synovial fluid fingerprinting in end-stage knee osteoarthritis: a novel biomarker concept.
Jayadev C. et al, (2020), Bone joint res, 9, 623 - 632

Platelet rich plasma injection for acute Achilles tendon rupture: PATH-2 randomised, placebo controlled, superiority trial.
Journal article

Keene DJ. et al, (2019), Bmj, 367

Organotypic Culture of Bone-Like Structures Using Composite Ceramic-Fibrin Scaffolds.
Journal article

Iordachescu A. et al, (2019), Curr protoc stem cell biol, 48

An In Vitro Model for the Development of Mature Bone Containing an Osteocyte Network
Journal article

Iordachescu A. et al, (2017), Advanced biosystems

See Dr Hulley's departmental web page for her full list of publications.


  • Tutorial Fellow in Biomedical Sciences
  • Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal Sciences, Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences


  • Biomedical Sciences