Lachlan Arthur

DPhil Musculoskeletal Sciences

Lachlan ArthurI am an aspiring orthopaedic surgeon from Australia, with an interest in ensuring equitable access to surgical care globally.

Before coming to Oxford, I was completing the penultimate year of my medical degree at the Australian National University, where I also completed a Bachelor of Philosophy with Honours in Medical Research as a Tuckwell Scholar.

In 2021, I took leave from medical school to complete a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences (Orthopaedic Surgery) under the supervision of Professor David Murray and Associate Professor Stephen Mellon at the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre.

My research aims to improve the outcomes of unicompartmental knee replacements by optimising the instruments orthopaedic surgeons use to implant them. My research focuses on the Oxford Knee, the world’s most widely used unicompartmental knee replacement, which was invented in Oxford almost 50 years ago.

I am a keen long-distance runner and run with the Oxford University Cross Country and Athletics Clubs. In 2022 I received a Half Blue in Athletics for my performance in the marathon and was subsequently a recipient of a GTC Blues Award.

I learned to row with the Green Templeton Boat Club when I moved to Oxford and have since won two blades with the Men’s 1st VIII (Torpids 2022 and 2023). I was the Men’s Captain in 2022-23 and am currently President of the Boat Club for 2023-24.