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

Professor & Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Alder Hey Children's Hospital) Health Data Science

Research

Research Overview

I am a Consultant Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon funded by the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). I perform surgery at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

My major research interest is in epidemiology and effectiveness research. This involves developing nationwide collaborative cohorts, clinical trials and the analysis of existing (routine) datasets. I was chief investigator on the NIHR British Orthopaedic Surgery Surveillance (BOSS) Study, the ARUK Sensing the Hips of Newborns (SHINE) Study and the ARUK Outcomes Research in Children’s Hip Disease (ORCHiD) Study. See www.studies.surgery

My clinical focus is in paediatric hip diseases and trauma - with Perthes' disease, Slipped Epiphysis and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) as key interests.

I a member of the NIHR HTA Commissioning Board and Associate Editor and member of the research methodology panel of the the Bone and Joint Journal. I also sit on the research committee of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), the research committee of BSCOS (British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery) and the hip screening committee within the government NIPE (Newborn Infant Physical Examination) Programme. I review for a variety of journals (JAMA, Nature Scientific Reports, BMJ, BJJ, Trials). I also review grants for NIHR, and am chair of the steering committee, and data monitoring committee for several NIHR HTA trials.

I have won around £3.5m of research funding from NIHR, ARUK, BMA, Academy of Medical Sciences, the Perthes' Association, Alder Hey Charity, John Monk Research fund and industry.

Children's Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Trials

Big Data

Research Grants

Overcoming unplanned variation in children’s health: Maximising the safety and effectiveness of orthopaedic care for children through better evidence NIHR Research Professorship for Dan Perry (OUCH)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

December 2021 - November 2026

SHINE: Screening the Hips In Newborns - The use of a handheld device to detect the transmission of vibration across the hip joint to enhance the detection of developmental hip dysplasia in babies

ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK

November 2016 - July 2020

ORCHID Study: Outcomes Research in Children's Hip Disease

ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK

October 2016 - August 2020

British Orthopaedic SCFE Surgery (BOSS) Study Investigating Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) as a childhood precursor to osteoarthritis

ALDER HEY CHILDREN'S NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (UK), DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

March 2015 - May 2020

Establishing a research agenda including ‘trial balance’ and ‘community equipoise’ in Perthes’ disease of the hip: A Qualitative Study

PERTHES ASSOCIATION (UK)

May 2015 - May 2017

Developing the feasibility of a clinical trial in Perthes' Disease

PERTHES ASSOCIATION (UK)

June 2015 - March 2020

Investigating the UK epidemiology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis: A population based descriptive and case-control study

THE ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (UK)

March 2015 - May 2017

Understanding the aetiology of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: A national investigation of geographical and longitudinal trends using the General Practice Research Database

BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (BMA) (UK)

September 2009 - August 2012