Professor Daniel Perry MB, ChB (Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth), PhD

NIHR Clinician Scientist, Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery & Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Alder Hey Children's Hospital) Health Data Science


    Personal Statement

    Mr Perry joined the university with a prestigious NIHR Clinician Scientist award, enabling him to develop research both within Liverpool and nationally. He is employed by the University of Liverpool as a Senior Lecturer, as part of the Institute of Translational Medicine which has musculoskeletal disease at it's focus. He has a PhD in Epidemiology.

    Mr Perry's research focuses on epidemiology and effectiveness research. He has an interest in 'big data' and clinical trials of orthopaedic interventions. His work largely, although not exclusively, focuses on children's orthopaedic disease - particularly Slipped Epiphysis, Perthes' disease and trauma. He is the chief investigator on an NIHR-funded nationwide cohort study of SCFE and Perthes' disease - BOSS study (

    Clinically, his interests are in hip diseases, foot diseases and trauma. His academic and surgical training has taken him to the University of Liverpool (Alder Hey), University of Warwick (University Hospital Coventry) and University of Toronto (SickKids Hospital).

    He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, and several textbook chapters. For his research has been awarded both the Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the Robert Jones Gold Medal from the British Orthopaedic Association.

    Mr Perry sits on the methodology committee for the Bone and Joint Journal, and is a reviewer for the NIHR EME programme, the BMJ, Trials, the Bone and Joint Journal and Acta Orthop.

    Mr Perry also has ongoing involvement with the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) and Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN).

    An uptodate list of his publications is available here -

    Prizes or Honours

    • Hunterian Professor (Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2013)
    • Robert Jones Gold Medal & Association Prize (British Orthopaedic Association , 2012)
    • John Sharrard Prize (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS), 2012)

    Funded Fellowships

    • NIHR Clinician Scientist (NIHR, 2015)