About

ORCA is a trainee research network which focuses on multicentre audit and research. It was established in 2018 and has grown to a membership of over 100 members. Our work is focused on areas related to Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery.  See our projects and portfolio for more details on our past and present work.

BY TRAINEES FOR TRAINEES

We are a network of orthopaedic trainees. That means the interests of our trainees are at the centre of what we do.

PROJECT SELECTION

We aim to support all project proposals. All project ideas are reviewed by the committee and then developed in partnership with the project lead. When all details are in place the project is released to the network.

NATIONAL AND EXTERNAL PROJECTS

We aim to support all national projects and external projects from other collaboratives that are of relevance to our members.

MEETINGS

The committee holds approximately 3 meetings per year to deal with running the network and progressing projects. Anyone is welcome to attend by request.

ELECTIONS

The committee is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. All places including the chair are available to stand for.

SENIOR MENTORS

ORCA has a number of associated senior researchers who provide guidance and support to its members, details below. If you would like to offer your expertise please contact us.

Meet the Team

The real team are all of those who commit to helping with any of our collaborative projects.  Below are the key people who help to co-ordinate these projects.

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Rumina Begum

President

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Jeeshan Rahman

Treasurer

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Fouzia Khatun

Vice President

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Mike Barrett

Informatics

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Rosie Tansey

Chief Research Officer

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Damien Gill

Vice President

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Mike Dunne

Secretary

Senior Support

We rely upon the help of many consultants around the region. The following have offered excellent support and guidance so far.

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Mr Philip Johnston

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

& Training Program Director

Cambridge University Hospitals

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Prof Andrew McCaskie

Professor of Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

University of Cambridge

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Prof Iain McNamara

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital