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MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

- ABC (American, British, Canadian) Orthopaedic Club

- Achilles Tendon Study Group (Founding Chairman)

- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

- Association of Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery

- Brazilian Society of Foot and Ankle Surgery

- British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (on the Research Committee since 2005)

- British Medical Association

- British Olympic Association Register of Doctors

- British Orthopaedic Association

- British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association (Executive Board Member since 2000; President 2002-2004)

- European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (Founding Member; Chair of the Research Committee)

- European Federation of the National Societies for Sports Traumatology (Vice President: 2011-2012; Past President 2012-2014)

- European Society of Surgery of the Knee, Arthroscopy, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (on the Scientific Committee for 2002; on the Scientific Committee for 2010-2014)

- Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (Founding Fellow) of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

- Federazione Italiana di Medicina dello Sport (FIMS) (Italian Federation of Sports Medicine)

- Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association

- Institute of Biology

- Institute of Sports and Exercise Medicine (Board Member since 2009; Director since 2010)

- International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Board of Directors: 1997-2001; Vice-Chair Scientific Committee 2001-2002; Chair Scientific Committee 2002-2005; Sports Medicine Committee Member since 2009)

- Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (founding member)

- Italian Society of Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons (founding member; President 2011-present)

- Magellan Orthopaedic Society

- Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

- Royal College of Surgeons of England

- Royal Society of Medicine (President, Section of Sports and Exercise Medicine: 2011-2012)

- Societa' Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia (SIOT) (Italian Orthopaedics and Traumatology Association)

NEED EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

- Editor in Chief: CME Orthopaedics 2000-2008. A journal for Continuing Medical Education, aimed at consultants and senior colleagues in the specialty. 

- Co-editor of the European Journal of Sports Traumatology and Related Research 2001-2004

- Section Editor, Sports Traumatology, Journal of Sports Science and Medicine 2006-2013

- Editor in Chief: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, since 2011

- Co-Editor in Chief: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, since 2013

- Editorial Board Member:

1. European Journal of Sports Traumatology and Related Research 1994-2002

2. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute since 1996

3. Sport, Exercise and Injury 1997-2001

4. Medscape Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine since 1998

5. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review since 1999

6. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine since 2000

7. Arthroscopy (2000-2005)

8. Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology since 2000

9. British Journal of Sports Medicine since 2001

10. Techniques in Knee Surgery since 2002

11. The Knee since 2005

12. Surgeon since 2006; Associate Editor since 2010

13. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British Volume) 2006-2008

14. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine since 2007

15. Journal of Medical Case Reports (Associate Editor) since 2007

16. Foot and Ankle Surgery since 2009

17. The Open Sports Medicine Journal: Editor in Chief since 2008

18. The Open Journal of Sports Medicine since 2009

19. Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: Editor in Chief since 2010

20. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness since 2010

21. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal: Editor in Chief since 2011

22. Biomed Central Medicine since 2012

23. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research Editor in Chief since 2013

- Guest Editorships:

1. 'Advances in Italy', Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1994; 308

2. 'The progress of Orthopaedic Surgery in Italy', Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute 1996; 54 (4)

3. 'Sports injuries in young athl¬etes' Sports, Exercise and Injury 1996; 2 (3)

4. 'Upper and lower limb tendinopathies' Sports, Exercise and Injury 1997; 3 (3)

5. ‘Orthopaedic Surgery in Scotland’ Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute 1999; 58 (1)

6. ‘Tendon problems in athletes’ Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 2000; 8 (1)

7. ‘The female athlete’ Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 2002; 10 (1)

8. ‘The Achilles tendon’. Foot and Ankle Clinics 2005; 10 (2)

9. ‘Instability and impingement syndromes’. Foot and Ankle Clinics 2006; 11 (3)

10. ‘Advances in tendinopathy’. Disability and Rehabilitation 2008; 30 (20-22)

11. ‘The foot and ankle in sport: modern perspectives. Part I’ Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 2009; 17 (2)

12. ‘The foot and ankle in sport: modern perspectives. Part I’ Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 2009; 17 (3)

13. ‘Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery’. Orthopedic Clinics of North America 2009; 40 (4)

14. ‘Tendons: the new frontier’. Frontiers in Bioscience 2009

15. ‘Clinical and Biological Aspects of Rotator Cuff Pathology’. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 2011; 19 (3)

16. ‘Rotator Cuff’. Medicine and Sport Science 2012; 57

17. ‘Clinical and Biological Aspects of Rotator Cuff Pathology’. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 2011; 19 (4)

18. ‘Hamstring Injuries’. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2012; 46 (2)

19. ‘Platelet Rich Plasma’. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 2012; 22 (1)

20. ‘Tecniche chirurgiche dei tessuti tendo-legamentosi’. Lo Scalpello 2013; 27 (1)

21. ‘ECOSEP Congress 2013’. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2012; 46 (16)

Manuscript reviewer:

1. Physical Therapy since 1990

2. British Journal of Sports Medicine since 1993

3. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research since 1994

4. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research since 1997

5. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy since 1997

6. Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 1997

7. Cell Biology International since 1998

8. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation since 1998

9. The Foot since 1999

10. Surgical Endoscopy since 1999

11. Journal of Sports Sciences since 2000

12. Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology since 2000

13. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume) since 2001

14. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British Volume) since 2001

15. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport since 2001

16. Journal of Anatomy since 2001

17. American Journal of Sports Medicine since 2001

18. The Lancet since 2002

19. Sports Medicine since 2002

20. Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews since 2002

21. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise since 2002

22. Life Sciences since 2002

23. Physical Therapy in Sports since 2003

24. Journal of Veterinary Medicine since 2003

25. Techniques in Knee Surgery since 2003

26. BioMed Central Paediatrics since 2003

27. BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders since 2004

28. Controlled Clinical Trials since 2004

29. Journal of Sports Sciences and Medicine since 2004

30. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research since 2004

31. Foot and Ankle International since 2004

32. Expert Opinions in Pharmacology since 2005

33. The Knee since 2005

34. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2005

35. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology since 2005

36. International Journal of Sports Medicine since 2005

37. Rheumatology since 2005

38. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation since 2006

39. BioMed Central Complementary and Alternative Medicine since 2006

40. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica since 2006

41. Disability and Rehabilitation since 2006

42. BioTechniques since 2006

43. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging since 2007

44. Clinical Anatomy since 2007

45. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery since 2007

46. Canadian Medical Association Journal since 2007

47. Nature Clinical Practice – Rheumatology since 2007

48. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine since 2007

49. Regulatory Peptides since 2007

50. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases since 2007

51. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine since 2008

52. Clinical Medicine: Case Reports since 2008

53. Arthritis Care & Research since 2008

54. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery since 2008

55. European Journal of Applied Physiology since 2008

56. Journal of Applied Biomechanics since 2008

57. European Journal of Pharmacology since 2008

58. Clinical Biomechanics since 2009

59. Yonsei Medical Journal since 2009

60. Annals of Biomedical Engineering since 2009

61. Neuromodulation since 2009

62. Mayo Clinic Proceedings since 2010

63. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation since 2010

64. Cell Biochemistry and Function since 2011

65. Journal of Athletic Training since 2011

66. PLOS One since 2012

Grant reviewer

1. Wellcome Trust since 1997

2. The Chief Scientific Officer of Scotland since 1997

3. Scottish Hospitals Endowment Research Fund since 1999

4. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council since 1999

5. Action Research since 2000

6. The Royal College of Surgeons of England since 2000

7. Arthritis and Rheumatism Council since 2001

8. Grampian University Trust Endowment Grants since 2002

9. The Home of Rest for Horses since 2005

10. Research into Ageing since 2005

11. South African National Research Foundation since 2005

12. Canadian Institutes of Health Research since 2006

13. National Institute for Health Research since 2006

14. Singapore Medical Research Council since 2007

15. Institut National de la Santé e de la Recherche Médicale of France since 2008

16. The Luxembourg National Research Fund since 2009

17. Swiss National Science Foundation since 2012

- Special Assurance Team Member of the Child Health Specialty Working Group of the NHS Management Executive, Clinical Terms Project in Sports Medicine, since May 1993.

- Co-owner of the orthopod (http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/orthopod/)

limbrecon (http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/limbrecon/)

sportmedorth (http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/sportmedorth/) mailing lists in the period 1998 to 2000. These internet-based mailing lists were respectively dedicated to discussion on Orthopaedics and Traumatology, complicated limb reconstruction discussion, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine discussion. In 2000, they were the lists were automatised, and were taken over by Orthogate, a non-profit educational Orthopaedic organisation.

- Member of the initial Working Party on Medical Informatics of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since its inception (November 1999). The Working Party is now preparing the modules for a Diploma in Medical Informatics, launched in October 2000.

- Specialist Advisor to the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence on Trauma and Orthopaedic matters since 2002.

- Organiser and Director of the International North Staffordshire Fracture Fixation Course in the period 2003 to 2008.

- Organiser and Co-Director of the Balkan Sports Medicine Course, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2004 to present.

- Organising Committee, International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference 2009, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

- Organiser and Chair, Annual Study Days, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, 10-11 September 2009.

- Organiser and Chair, Sports and Exercise Medicine to London 2012 … and beyond, a three monthly series of postgraduate education meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, started in 2009

- Organiser and Chair, Percutaneous and Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery, International Cadaver Lab Course, Ecole Europeenne de Chirurgie, Paris 6-7 May 2010

HONOURS AND AWARDS

PRIZES AND AWARDS

- Undergraduate prizes awarded while a medical student at the University of Napoli Federico II, Medical School, Italy:

Biology

Human Physiology

General Pathology

General Surgery

Forensic Medicine

Internal Medicine

POSTGRADUATE

- Prize winner for the best Orthopaedic Specialisation programme dissertation: Histochemical and physiological studies in human idiopathic scoliosis. University of Napoli Federico II, Medical School, Italy. 18 October 1988.

- Prize winner for the best Sports Medicine Specialisation programme dissertation: High resolution real time ultrasonography in Sports Medicine. University of Napoli Federico II, Medical School, Italy. 29 October 1991.

- Prize winner for the British Orthopaedic Association, 22nd Instructional Course, Smith and Nephews Richards Research and Travel Award: Patterns of meniscal tears in anterior cruciate deficient knees in athletes. Chester, England. 16 January 1993.

- Prize winner for the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine, 2nd Congress, Best Basic Sciences paper: Effects of pulsed magnetic and electromagnetic fields on experimental in vivo acute Achilles tendonitis in the rat. Manila, Philippines. 24-27 January 1996.

- Recipient of the ESSKA (European Society of Surgery of the Knee, Arthroscopy and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) Travelling Fellowship for 1997: 1st June – 26th June 1997. This is a Travelling Fellowship to nine centres in the United States of America and Canada, modelled on the ABC Travelling Fellowship.

- Recipient of the ABC Travelling Fellowship to North America for 1998: 16th May- 28th June 1998. We visited 21 centres in the United States of America and Canada, and took part in the American Orthopaedic Association and in the Canadian Orthopaedic Association 1998 Annual Meetings.