Mr Ralph Murphy graduated from Imperial College, London in 2011 and moved back up north to his home town of Manchester where he began my academic plastic surgery training. He undertook lab-based research into peripheral nerve regeneration as part of his academic foundation programme based at the Universities of Manchester and Umeå (Sweden) under the tutelage of Mr. Adam Reid, Professor Terenghi and Professor Wiberg. After his first year of specialist training he applied to an NIHR-funded clinical fellowship helping to run a first-in-man clinical trial of a new nerve conduit device as associate P.I. working under the guidance of Mr. Reid. He have subsequently been awarded an EPSRC/MRC PhD studentship at the University of Manchester looking to develop novel outcome measures for peripheral nerve regeneration.