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Michelle Joseph, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCS

Instructor in Global Health and Social Medicine

Michelle Joseph, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCS, instructor in global health and social medicine, is a specialist in trauma and orthopedic surgery. Michelle has been a Visiting Fellow in the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change during the past two years. She graduated from University College London and trained on the Warwick Orthopedic Programme. In 2018, she was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and appointed as a National Institute Health Research Clinical Lecturer at the University of Warwick.

In addition to her research and teaching roles, Michelle serves as Chief Strategy and Health Equity Officer for PGSSC, leading an internal governance initiative on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. She leads the Trauma and Injury Working Group, which she established and which will be hosting a series of webinars on trauma care, starting with a focus on road traffic injury. Michelle also founded the Equity Research Hub, an international group of researchers who aim to become the independent conference equity index rater for global health conferences while also supporting research capacity-building in low- and middle-income countries.

Michelle has research interests in trauma systems strengthening in low-middle income countries and the development of health equity frameworks. She is the Principle Investigator on the PROTHA Study (PROject Trauma HAiti), IMPACT Study (Integrated Military Partnerships and Civilian Trauma Systems), CER Study (Conference Equity Research) and Racial Health Equity Framework Study.

  1. Arnaouti MKC, Cahill G, Baird MD, Mangurat L, Harris R, Edme LPP, Joseph MN, Worlton T, Augustin S. Medical disaster response: A critical analysis of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Front Public Health. 2022; 10:995595. PMID: 36388301; PMCID: PMC9665839.

  2. Baird MD, Dingle M, Joseph MN. What's Important: The Individualism Excuse and the Myth of Meritocracy in Orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 08 03; 104(15):1415-1416. PMID: 35213409.

  3. Velin L, Lartigue JW, Johnson SA, Zorigtbaatar A, Kanmounye US, Truche P, Joseph MN. Conference equity in global health: a systematic review of factors impacting LMIC representation at global health conferences. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 01; 6(1). PMID: 33472838; PMCID: PMC7818815.

  4. Joseph MN, Carmont MR, Tailor H, Stephen JM, Amis AA. Total knee arthroplasty reduces knee extension torque in-vitro and patellofemoral arthroplasty does not. J Biomech. 2020 05 07; 104:109739. PMID: 32178848.

  5. Joseph MN, Achten J, Parsons NR, Costa ML. The PAT randomized clinical trial. Bone Joint J. 2020 Mar; 102-B(3):310-318. PMID: 32114806.