Ian’s interest in trauma surgery began as a medical student in Thailand in 1987. This was consolidated working at the Birmingham Accident Hospital. After Trauma Surgery Fellowships in Denver and Oxford, and completion of an MD researching the inflammatory response to major trauma, he started work in Swansea, initially as Senior Lecturer, becoming Professor in 2012.
After setting up the MSc Trauma Surgery Programme, Ian developed increasing cooperative links to the UK Defence Medical Services, including development of more complex trauma simulation models. His clinical work focuses on major trauma, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and Ortho-Plastic reconstruction of complex limb injuries. Recovery from these injuries and major trauma remain his main research interests. Ian is also heavily involved in education, helped establish the Damage Control Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Course and is President of AOUK&I.