Ben Ollivere is Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and Major Trauma Surgeon at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. He is head of division for Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology.
He has a keen interest in training and education and is currently the Training Programme Director for Health Education East Midlands in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. His clinical expertise lies in complex trauma and reconstruction, particularly in non-union, infection and limb reconstruction. His academic interests compliment his clinical interests.
He trained in Oxford and London as a medical student, then Cambridge for his higher surgical training and moved to Nottingham for fellowship then spending 4 years as a consultant prior to being appointed Clinical Associate Professor, followed by promotion to Professor 4 years later. He is currently head of division for Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Dermatology at the School of Medicine.
He has active grants and research interests in big data, clinical and basic science studies. Ongoing randomised controlled trials funded by Innovate UK, the NIHR HTA and RfPB programmes as chief investigator. He takes an active part in the ARUK Sports Centre hosted at University of Nottingham.
Together with Professor Ana Valdes he is chief investigator for the PANTHER UKRI funded COVID cohort.
He has clinical expertise in non-union, bone infection, trauma and major injury along with treatment of complex fractures and the complications of these treatments. He has a particular interest in limb reconstruction and his expertise lies particularly in the use of circular frames and hexapod fixators. He has tertiary referral practices in bone infection, non-union and chest injuries.