Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford

The Global Musculoskeletal site is generously funded by the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford.



NDORMS' multi-disciplinary research is world-renowned and the department contributed significantly to Oxford's top rank in Clinical Medicine in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework results, the official UK-wide assessment of all university research.

The REF welcomed the strong return in orthopaedic sciences, as well as the outstanding reach and significance of the impacts from the department's research in musculoskeletal conditions and ageing.

NDORMS is the largest European academic department in our field and run a globally competitive programme of research and teaching.

Its co-location with NHS services at Oxford's Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre puts the department in an excellent and rare position, where researchers work alongside clinicians. This substantially improves research capability, improving access for researchers to patients, and facilitates the interaction between clinicians and scientists, which is essential for successful translational research.

Headed by Professor Andrew Carr, NDORMS has about 500 staff including 100 post-graduate students, and more than 30 professors, several university lecturers, and senior researchers personally supported by prestigious awards.

The highly skilled team has expertise in a broad range of areas, including orthopaedic surgery, inflammation, immunology, rheumatology, medical statistics, epidemiology, and clinical trials.

The department consists of:

We also host and collaborate with a number of leading research units, including:

NDORMS is delighted to support the Global Musculoskeletal site on the Global Health Network, and welcomes your suggestions for improving this resource via email at: