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Research Profile

  • Professor William Ribbans’ current roles include: Chief Medical Officer to Northamptonshire County Cricket Club; Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Northampton Town Football Club and the English National Ballet; Medical Advisor to UK Athletics; Director of The County Clinic, Northampton; and Medical Director of the Chris Moody Centre for Sports Rehabilitation, Moulton College.

    Professor Ribbans qualified as a medical doctor in 1980, and was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1991, with Fellowships at University of Sheffield and Harvard University.

    Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons) Royal Free
    1977    
    1980 MB, BS Royal Free
    1985 FRCSEd Edinburgh
    1990 MChOrth Liverpool
    1990 FRCS(Orth) Intercollegiate
    2001 FRCSEng (ad eundem) England
    2003 PhD Glamorgan
    2006 FFSEM(UK)

    Intercollegiate

     

    Memberships and Appointments

    • Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)
    • Member of the British Medical Association
    • Member of the Harvard Alumni Association
    • Member of the Herbert Seddon Society for RNOH Alumni
    • Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
    • Member of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    • Appointed Member of the Medico-Legal Committee, British Orthopaedic Association. 2008-present.
    • Appointed Member of the Court of Examiners – Basic Scientist for Anatomy – Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2003-present.​
  • MSc Podiatry at the University of Northampton

  • Professor Ribbans has had an active research profile throughout his medical career in North America, Central America, Australia, India, South Africa and many European countries.

    Current research projects include:

    • Genetics of Tendinopathy and Ligament Injuries, in collaboration with University of Cape Town
    • Sports Medicine Ethics
    • Injury Surveillance in E​​lite Sport
    • Posterior Ankle Impingement
    • Cryotherapy in collaboration with with Moulton College

    Current PhD students:

    • Louis El Khoury: Genetics of Achilles Tendinopathy
    • Rebecca Rickaby: Genetics of Achilles Tendinopathy

     

    Completed PhD students:

    Paul Beeson: Hallux Rigidus

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view William Ribbans’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.