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Joe Dias is Professor in Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Academic Department of Musculoskeletal Surgery (AToMS) at the University Hospitals of Leicester. He is a Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon for the University Hospitals of Leicester.

He has a special interest in epidemiology in hand and wrist disorders, Dupuytren’s contracture, the outcome of interventions in upper limb and hand trauma and interventions in wrist disorders. His research has focused on clinically-based investigations of effectiveness of interventions for hand and upper limb disorders. He has a special interest in education.

He has published over 152 peer-reviewed scientific articles, over 20 other publications and 27 chapters in books most on hand surgery. He has 24 publications on scaphoid fractures. He has authored multiple national reports and NICE accredited clinical pathways.

Professor Dias has received a number of grants including a £2.2 million grant from NIHR HTA to investigate scaphoid fracture management. He is the Chief Investigator for DISC, POSt, POStPlus, VOC and PreMieRE. He is a co-applicant on the HTA funded UKFROST study and DRAFFT2 study

He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Hand Surgery (Europe edition) and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Professor Dias was President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) in 2008 and was President of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) in 2012. He is a member of international societies FESSH, IFSSH and the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand.

He is Chair of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Clinical Senate.