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Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit

Bone and Joint Health

Bone & Joint Health formed in August 2020 supported by the Barts and the London Charity and soon after became a PCTU affiliated research group. Our purpose is to transform research, education and care for people with bone & joint disorders.  Our vision is to become global leaders in bone & joint disorders and injuries. We recognise the need to bring together all aspects of orthopaedics to ensure that we provide our patients with the best possible care.

We work jointly with both our home institutions, Barts Health NHS Trust and Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry at Queen Mary University London. 

Professor Xavier Griffin, Chair of Bone & Joint Health, is driven by having meaningful impact on patient care; his research is focused on the clinical and cost effectiveness of new and existing treatments to improve bone and joint health. He has a passion for developing methodologies which harness the speed, power and efficiency of routinely collected data but are coupled with the great advantages of randomisation.

PCTU supported studies

We are currently collaborating with PCTU on a number of exciting new studies with funding grants in development.

Key staff:

Xavier Griffin, Chair of Bone & Joint Health
Brett Rocos, Honorary Senior Lecturer
Lauren Exell, Executive Assistant to Professor Xavier Griffin
Jamila Kassam, Academic Strategic Lead

Xavier Griffin active grants: 

Published Research

PCTU research publications are found in our Publications page and a more comprehensive list of Professor Griffin's publications can be found in QMUL's archive at


To explore a potential collaboration with PCTU on Bone & Joint Health or any of our clinical specialisms, or related to our methodological strengths, please visit our pages within Collaborate With Us

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