Imperial College London

Mr Oliver Boughton

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Research Fellow







The MSk LabCharing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus





Oliver Boughton is a Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Imperial. He qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School (MBBS) in 2010 and completed an Intercalated BSc in Anatomy. He developed an early interest in orthopaedic surgery from his BSc research project in hand surgery. His medical electives included hand surgery in the Anandwan Leprosy Colony in India, hand surgery at the Hand Clinic, Windsor, orthopaedic surgery at the National Spinal Unit in Dublin and sports orthopaedic surgery in Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRCS) and former NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow.

He is currently investigating how bone quality may be better assessed before and during orthopaedic operations and is using this information to optimise orthopaedic and trauma operations. He has been awarded a Royal College of Surgeons and Dunhill Medical Trust Research Fellowship to investigate the importance of bone quality in orthopaedic surgery.

He is an enthusiastic teacher and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare and Biomedical Education (PGCert HBE) from St George's, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



Soukup B, Bishomun S, Boughton OR, et al., Improving Undergraduate Orthopedic Surgery Skills and Knowledge in a One Day Course, Medical Science Educator

Crossley KM, Callaghan MJ, van Linschoten R, 2015, Patellofemoral pain, Bmj, Pages:h3939-h3939

Zhao S, Arnold M, Ma S, et al., Standardising compression testing for measuring the stiffness of human bone: a systematic review, Bone and Joint Research, ISSN:2046-3758

Boughton OR, Ma S, Zhao S, et al., 2018, Measuring bone stiffness using spherical indentation, Plos One, Vol:13, ISSN:1932-6203

Lazic S, Boughton OR, Kellett C, et al., 2018, Day-case surgery for total hip and knee replacement: how safe and effective is it?, Efort Open Reviews, Vol:3, ISSN:2058-5241, Pages:130-135

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