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Noel Peter

BMedSci(Hons) BMBS DipSportsMed(UK) FRCS (Tr & Orth)


Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer in Global Surgery

Mr Noel Peter is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics, and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Global Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford. He is also the Clinical Lead for Major Trauma at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHNHSFT) and the Associate Director for Medical Education (ADME). He is also part of the Peer Support Network and an active member of the Diversity Network at his Trust. On completion of his surgical training in Oxford, he went on to pursue a highly acclaimed accredited Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) specialist fellowship in minimal access surgery and joint arthroplasty in upper limb, including hand and micro-vascular surgery. Following successful completion of these internationally renowned fellowships, he took on a role as Consultant in Trauma and Upper Limb Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane (Australia) before returning home to the UK.

Noel has been involved in global health projects over the last 11 years, where he has been involved in collaborative partnership to improve surgical training in a number of low-and-middle income countries, particularly in the area of Major Trauma care. His research passion revolves around the health care system and policy research, with a focus on non-communicable diseases. He is passionate about medical education, and has previously served as a Clinical Teaching Associate (CTA) at St John’s College, University at Oxford and recipient of numerous Trainer of the Term (TOT) awards by the Medical division. In his role as ADME at GHNHSFT, he now leads on delivering the highest standards of postgraduate medical education and development for trainees at the Trust across all medical and surgical specialties.

Noel was part of the team that delivered the COSECSA-Oxford-Orthopaedic Link (COOL) project which was funded by the Department of International Development (DFID) through the Health Partnership Scheme. His work on improving trauma training in low and middle income countries through equitable partnerships has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including The Lancet and BMJ. Over the course of his career, he has held leadership positions in various national and international societies and is involved in research and training partnerships with a number of surgical and academic units in Australia, Rwanda, Uganda and Malaysia. Noel’s involvement in mixed method research in trauma care lead to his appointment as a visiting clinical lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia, and is an Honorary Research Associate at the NDORMS, Oxford. 

Noel is also the founding president of the Global Anaesthesia, Surgery and Obstetric Collaboration (GASOC) which is the largest postgraduate society for junior doctors involved in global health partnerships and projects in the UK. Noel is currently the Co-Chief Investigator on the COVID Paeds Cancer study involving more than 500 collaborators from 46 different countries across the world investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric cancer outcomes. He is a member of the European Alliance for Artificial Intelligence and regularly lecturers on the role technology plays in bringing equity to surgical care globally.