Tom was awarded MD(res) by UCL in assessing motor outcomes following re-innervation of skeletal muscle following a two year period of study.
Tom has also designed a large programme of tissue research; The first project of this focuses on characterising the in vivo phenotypic changes of denervation to human Schwann cells. This study has completed and is under peer-review having been presented internationally.
A RCT studying a human model of augmentation of nerve repair is currently underdevelopment pending information from a currently running pilot to allow power analysis prior to funding being pursued in conjunction with the UCL Clinical trials unit.
Tom has secured access to the National trauma audit and research network database (TARN) to review the demographics for the UK’s supraclavicular plexus injury burden. This work is under peer review currently; a secondary project to review outcomes from this cohort has also been submitted.
Tom has a strong interest in the clinical assessment of Erb’s palsy; Two studies on self-image and the impact of linguistic and socioeconomic poverty on the incidence of OBPP in England are now submitted and two further projects on gait and balance in Erbs Palsy using wireless motion capture in the clinical environment are due to commence in autumn 2018.