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.
Matthew Gardiner is a consultant plastic and hand surgeon and the new Surgical Specialty Lead for Plastic and Hand Surgery. He is passionate about collaborative clinical research. He co-founded the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network, with Prof. Abhi Jain, and until recently was the trainee lead. Read more.
Professor Wiberg has nearly 30 years experience in the field of reconstructive surgery with focus on mainly congenital malformations and nerve reconstruction. He has worked scientifically within these areas for nearly 40 years in Uppsala, Umeå and the last 20 years also within UK. He has a wide national and international network both clinically and scientifically. His work and scientific production played an important role when Umeå for the first time got national responsibility (Rikssjukvård) together with Stockholm for major nerve injuries (brachial plexus injuries) . Wiberg is a member since the start of the National Board for Cell, Tissue, Organ and Blood (Nationella Vävnadsrådet) and its subgroup for Celltherapy. He is also a Board Member of the National Board of Health care and Social welfare (Socialstyrelsen) and The Swedish Governments expertgroup for Life Sceince. Prof Wiberg has a total of 125 peer reviewed original articles in Pubmed mainly within the area of nerve reconstructive surgery.