AOUK&I Trauma Research Prize 2024

AOUK & I invite applications for a research prize of £1,000. This is open to all trauma, CMF surgeons and veterinary surgeons in training as well as operating room personnel.

Entry is via submission of a 250-word abstract involving any aspect of musculoskeletal trauma (including hand, cranio maxillofacial, veterinary and spine surgery).

The abstract must involve research not previously published which the author has led as primary investigator.

Successful candidates will be invited to provide manuscripts for review and present their work at the AOUK meeting in October. The submitted work will be assessed for originality, presentation and clinical application.  Closing date for applications is 31 August 2024.

You can download the flyer here.

Information and notes for guidance can be obtained by contacting:-

Abstracts should be sent to:

Professor Caroline Hing, Research and Development Chair, AOUK & I (

Details of past AOUK&I prize winners

2023 - Rajapriyian Murugaiyan £1000 : VR training for surgical education

2019 - James Fletcher £1000 : Improving trauma fixation - using an augmented screwdriver optimises non-locking screw insertion and reduces stripping rates.

2019 - David Metcalfe. £1000 : Pay for performance and hip fracture outcomes: An interrupted time series and difference-in-difference analysis in England and Scotland.

2018 - Anna Rieman £1000 : Synovial Hyperplasia after trauma

2017 – Ewan Goudie for his paper entitled:  "The influence of shortening on clinical outcome in healed, displaced, mid shaft clavicle fractures after nonoperative treatment."

2016 – No prize awarded

2015 – I Pountos

2014 – Simon Graham

2013 – Simon Graham – “Locking plate fixation of periprosthetic fractures or the proximal femur around a stable stem: biomechanical analysis of fixation methods”.

2012 – Kate Rollins – “Nottingham trauma symptomatic venous thromboembolism risk score (not SVTE), predicting venous thromboembolism in fractured neck of femurs, a multi-centred validated risk score based on 13,367 serial admissions. Kate Rollins (Nottingham).

2011 – Kate Brown

2010 – Ben Ollivere