Professor Ben Ollivere recognised by National Institute for Health Research as champion of excellence


March 21st, 2024

Professor Ben Ollivere of the School of Medicine has been appointed  as a National Institute for Health Research  Senior Investigator.

This prestigious award is to prominent NIHR-funded researchers who make valuable contributions to health research and innovation in the UK. 

Ben is Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, where he serves as Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange.  He is also head of Trauma, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the School of Medicine.   

Professor Ollivere is honorary consultant trauma surgeon at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital Trust, specialising in complex trauma and reconstruction, and is Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. 

As an NIHR Senior Investigator, he will receive £20,000/pa to fund activities that support his research. Over a four-year period in the role, he will act as champion of research excellence and support the NIHR’s mission to inspire innovation and develop the next generation of outstanding health and social care researchers. 

Professor Ollivere’s research focuses on trauma, injury and recovery following surgery. He has a particular interest in which treatments are most effective, and understanding the biological pathways that mediate complications as well as good outcomes. 

He said: “I am delighted; it’s exciting to be part of the NIHR Academy as a senior investigator. Trauma is the leading cause of death in the UK in under 35s and globally the biggest killer. External recognition like this reflects the world-leading team in Nottingham I am fortunate to work with.” 

Professor Waljit Dhillo, Dean of NIHR Academy, said: “I look forward to working with our new and returning senior investigators over the next four years.

These prestigious researchers are fundamental to NIHR, supporting our strategic priorities and providing visible leadership as NIHR ambassadors.” 

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