Xavier Griffin is an Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He is also Chief Investigator for NIHR randomised clinical trials and commercially funded grants. Griffin's research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal trauma interventions. He has several Research Committee appointments including, but not limited to; Cochrane, Arthritis UK and British Orthopaedic Association. He also serves in the Reserve Forces and believes that his military training has provided him with transferable skills enabling him to enhance his medical and research career.