Miss Joanna Shepherd

Clinical Research Fellow

I joined the Centre for Trauma Sciences as a Clinical Research Fellow in October 2014.  My background is in General Surgery. I took time out of my surgical training program in Kent, Surrey & Sussex to take up the fellowship, as well as complete my second year of the Trauma Sciences Masters program at QMUL.

Research interests:

My research interest is in organ failure and immune responses following major trauma.  During my fellowship, I carried forwards some of the work of my predecessors in this field, with the aim of improving our understanding of the immune mechanisms that lead to organ dysfunction in severely injured patients.  

As part of my research, I was also the Lead Clinical Fellow for a clinical trial TOP-ART, which is investigating a potential organ protection agent to determine if it improves outcomes when administered to severely injured patients.  


    Shepherd J, Senaratne J, Doulton T, Rix T. Vascular access Qa measurements – do they predict failure? A matched case-control study evaluating Qa trends prior to access failure in arteriovenous fistulas and grafts in a regional dialysis unit (Abstract).  J Vasc Access 2014; 15 (1):71.

    Shepherd J, Harilingam M, Patel S, Hamade A. P106 Ergonomics in laparoscopic surgery: a survey of symptoms relating to operating factors, instrument design, and ergonomics training (Abstract); Colorectal Dis 2014; 16 (S3): 53.

    Shepherd J, Abdul-Jabar HB, Kumar A. Acute and chronic locked bucket handle tears of the lateral and medial menisci with associated ACL-deficiency. J R Army Medical Corps 2012; 158(2): 335-33.

    Hill CS, Shepherd J, Birdie I.  Satisfaction with harvest site scars in coronary bypass surgery. Ann R Coll Surg Eng 2011; 93: 297-300.

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