Damian Griffin is the Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Warwick – a young medical school in one of the top five universities in the UK. He trained in Cambridge, Oxford and the United States. His clinical expertise is in hip surgery for young adults, including hip arthroscopy and joint-preserving hip surgery, the management of femoro-acetabular impingement and sports hip injuries, and surgery for pelvic and acetabular fractures. Damian is also trained as a clinical epidemiologist: since his appointment to the foundation Chair at Warwick, he has built a new academic department with a clear focus on the assessment of clinical effectiveness of orthopaedic surgery. With a strong team at Warwick Medical School, he is developing new methods for clinical research, scientifically robust but more suited to surgery. He is the chief investigator of a growing portfolio of randomised controlled trials and has built a national network of orthopaedic research. He also leads a comprehensive educational programme including specialist training (residency) in orthopaedic surgery, a Masters degree and a PhD clinician-scientist training programme. In his spare time, Damian enjoys his young family; he is also a Territorial Army infantry officer and a keen mountaineer.