Chris Oliver

Chris Oliver

BSc MB BS MD, FRCS(Eng, Ed, Tr&Orth), FRCP, DMI RCSEd, FFSTEd, FRSA
Retired Surgeon/Professor. Orthopaedic Trauma, Obesity, Cycling, Physical Activity.

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Introduction
RETIRED 1) King James IV Professor, Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh. 2) Professor Physical Activity for Health, University Edinburgh. 3) Consultant Trauma Orthopaedic & Hand Surgeon, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. 4) Associate Research Fellow, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University. Trained University College Hospital, London 1978-84. Profile 2018 "Chris Oliver: orthopaedic surgeon to fitness professor" https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1768 Website https://CyclingSurgeon.Bike
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - November 2020
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • King James IV honorary Professorship in recognition of lifetimes work on “Improving data visualisation, information and knowledge transfer for surgeons”
December 2018 - October 2021
Edinburgh Napier University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • The Transport Research Institute, within Napier University's School of Engineering and the Built Environment is Scotland's largest and longest established transport research group.
May 2015 - June 2018
The University of Edinburgh
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • PAHRC aims to provide evidence of how to encourage people of all ages to ‘sit less and move more’.
Education
July 2002 - December 2002
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Medical Education
September 2001 - October 2001
Royal College Of Physicians Of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Medicine
September 2000 - October 2002
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Medical Informatics

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Publications (282)
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With the changing emphasis of the modern medical school curriculum, many senior doctors and authors are commenting on a decline in anatomical knowledge of trainees. This study was conceived to provide a snapshot of medical students' and junior doctors' knowledge of anatomy. The carpal bones were chosen as a benchmark for anatomical knowledge as the...
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Introduced in the 18th century, hip disarticulation was considered to be one of the most radical operations performed for trauma or disease of the lower limb. The high morbidity and mortality associated with it ensured that it was a rarely performed procedure. It is fortunate that it remains extremely uncommon to the present day. Since the first su...
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Bionic prosthetic hands are rapidly evolving. An in-depth knowledge of this field of medicine is currently only required by a small number of individuals working in highly specialist units. However, with improving technology it is likely that the demand for and application of bionic hands will continue to increase and a wider understanding will be...
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It is no longer enough for researchers to publish their work. Despite vast volumes of high-quality research published, relatively little is disseminated, and even less is applied to clinical practice. In order to maximise impact, researchers and journals must take some responsibility for ensuring that findings are disseminated widely in an engaging...
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The aim of this study was to report the long-term functional outcomes and complication rates following early percutaneous fixation of acute fractures of the scaphoid. A trauma database was searched to identify all skeletally-mature patients with an undisplaced or minimally-displaced scaphoid waist fracture managed with early percutaneous retrograde...
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Purpose Positive ulnar variance following a distal radius malunion can lead to ulnar-sided wrist pain, loss of grip strength, and distal radioulnar joint impingement. The primary aim of this study is to describe upper limb-specific functional outcomes following ulnar shortening osteotomy (USO) for ulnar-sided wrist pain associated with malunion of...
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Chris Oliver's career in hospital healthcare digital innovation, from pre-Internet times to current day
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Imagine your city with more cyclists. What would change? · Less car congestion · Cleaner air · Quieter streets · More green and open space · Healthier people · Safer travel Doesn’t that sound like a vision of the future we all want? We spoke to three people who work and advocate for cycling in our cities about their vision for the future. Publis...
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Long spells cycling in the saddle can put our nether regions in jeopardy – but most of the risks can be prevented or at least managed. Discusses erectile dysfunction and other perineal issues. Cycling Weekly - 7th April 2022 https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/herpes-numbness-erectile-dysfunction-cyclists-bare-all-on-uncomfortable-issues-down-the...
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Background The distribution of professional golfing injuries is poorly understood. Objective The aim of the study was to perform a systematic review to describe the epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries in professional golfers. Design A systematic review using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guideline...
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Purpose: There is a paucity of literature regarding the long-term outcomes of scaphoid fractures managed with acute percutaneous fixation. The aim of this study was to report the long-term functional outcomes and complication rates following early percutaneous fixation of acute fractures of the scaphoid. Methods: A trauma database was searched to...
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Endorsement in book: Find Time for Exercise How to Challenge Yourself and Enjoy the Benefits of Regular Exercise. Mike Dales. www.findtimeforexercise.com Find Time for Exercise offers an achievable solution – regular exercise – to one of the biggest health issues facing the world today: physical inactivity and its consequent problems, including obe...
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Stress fractures of the metacarpals and phalanges are extremely rare injuries. They occur almost universally in adolescents. Metacarpal stress fractures are typically associated with racquet or grip sports, and phalangeal fractures typically occur in rock climbers. Symptoms can be subtle, but magnetic resonance imaging usually reveals the injury. T...
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Invited Gold Medal lecture. "How not to be a surgeon!" Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, UK. Closed virtual event. 2021. The pdf file is only pictures. The original presentation has sound and video, the file is too big for ResearchGate, contact me for a DropBox Link.
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UKHRV2018 Conference - Cyclists hand arm vibration exposure paper
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Application of Artificial Intelligence to medical data - page 1
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Aims: Patient-reported outcomes after corrective osteotomy for a symptomatic malunion of the distal radius aims the primary aim of this study was to describe patient satisfaction and health-related quality of life (HrQoL) following corrective osteotomy for a symptomatic malunion of the distal radius. Methods: We retrospectively identified 122 adul...
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Health Benefits of cycling and the way that active travel is affected by the pandemic
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The e-bike revolution has built momentum over the past few years, and what was once a rare sight on the roads and cycleways of Europe is now becoming more and more common as e-bike attitudes and awareness shifts. A new pan-European report of over 13,000 people from 11 countries for SHIMANO shows an impressive headline; a quarter of Europeans (24%)...
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A description of the practical tips and tricks to make functional but innovative wooden spoons.
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The science and fun of making wooden spoons
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Health Benefits of sharing your life with a dog
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Shed on clouds. How Men's Shed St Andrews, Fife, Scotland stayed connected during the coronavirus pandemic using virtual videoconferencing.
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Personal story about Prof Chris Oliver and his retirement from surgery. His role as a trustee of the Scottish Men's Shed Association and plans for research of impact and outcomes of the Men's Shed movement.
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Studying online requires well-developed self-regulated learning skills to properly manage one’s learning strategies. Learning analytics research has proposed novel methods for extracting theoretically meaningful learning strategies from trace data originating from formal learning settings (online, blended, or flipped classroom). Thus identified str...
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Why climb the stairs? Stair climbing may seem onerous but the effort and hopefully not discomfort is worthwhile. Regular stair climbing can lower resting heart rates and improve balance. Each trip up and down stairs helps shape and tone different muscles in your legs and lower body. Overall, being able to climb stairs is a good marker of general he...
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Proceedings of the 54th UK Conference on Human Responses to Vibration. Edinburgh, 24-26 September 2019. The UK Conference on Human Responses to Vibration was an opportunity for specialists from the UK and further afield to exchange information, disseminate research findings and get updated on current issues related to human exposure to vibration. T...
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Stairs climibing article SMSA Health Matters Mar 2020
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Did you know there are guidelines for physical activity? How much activity is enough? What activity should you perform? For how long? Scottish Mens Shed Association - Health Matters Newsletter. 12th November 2019. Edition 10. Page 14. https://scottishmsa.org.uk/ https://scottishmsa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ShedderEdition10-Nov2019DIGITAL....
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Lessons learnt from being a cycle campaigner. Prof Chris Oliver's experience of cycle campaigning. Powerpoint has speaker notes included.
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Pedal and Tring, Tring Blog.
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Invited Opinion Platform piece. Edinburgh Evening News. 30th Sept 2019 https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/lower-road-speeds-can-help-to-save-more-cyclists-lives-prof-chris-oliver-1-5013190/amp
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Plenary lecture by Prof Chris Oliver on "Medical issues surrounding vibration exposure & chronic pain". The UK Conference on Human Responses to Vibration #54UKHRV2019 is an opportunity for specialists from the UK and further afield to exchange information, disseminate research findings and get updated on current issues related to human exposure to...
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King James IV Professorial Lecture. Prof Chris Oliver shares insights into improving data visualisation and knowledge transfer. Publication in Surgeons News. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/news-public-affairs/surgeons-news/september-2019 pages 28-32
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Civil Service Live - Surgery Living on the Frontline. : Effective Leaders in a world-class Civil Service. The Civil Service boasts world-class leadership, with senior military leaders leading teams in some of the most hostile parts of the planet, government aid workers leading during crisis and senior clinicians delivering life-changing surgery wit...
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We know there are many health benefits of sharing your life with a dog.
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Published in The Scotsman newspaper as an platform opinion piece 8th May 2019. With the declaration by Nicola Sturgeon of a "climate emergency" we outline why sustainable transport must be understood as critical in any strategy for Scotland to go "further and faster" in tackling climate change. The Scottish Government must achieve net-zero greenhou...
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In 1971, a study of children’s travel to and from school focused on five English primary schools. The schools’ locations ranged from inner-urban London to a village primary school (ages 4–11). In 1990, the Policy Studies Institute published a follow-up study with the same schools and added linked secondary schools (ages 11–16). The results were ala...
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We, as physical activity researchers, clinicians, transport specialists and advocates, call on you to use your powers as a transport minister to drastically step up your programme of infrastructure and behaviour change. This is to help children travel safely and actively for local journeys within their communities by addressing parental/carer fears...
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Throughout my career I have extensively supported surgical informatics and have used various and complex methods of data visualisation to research and improve knowledge transfer and outcomes to patients care. This Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh King James IV professorial lecture outlines my innovative and lifelong contribution to data visua...
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Video YouTube https://youtu.be/FzGL1CdxtSc Created by Jennifer Duncan
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Objective The distribution of injuries affecting professional golfers is yet to be fully understood. We performed a systematic review of the clinical literature to establish the epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries affecting professional golfers. Design Systematic review. Data sources Searched databases in July 2018 were PubMed, SPORTDiscus a...
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Physical Activity is recognised as a major global pandemic and a modifiable risk factor in several health outcomes. Evidence suggests that medical students lack knowledge of the physical activity guidelines. Limited curriculum space and available staff expertise in medical faculty. To address this, a flipped classroom was used to encourage the stud...
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Unpublished paper but see blog. https://scotpublichealth.com/2018/10/31/healthnews/ Aim: To use Twitter Big Data to identify the main influencers and disseminators of health news in the UK, in the general and specialist press, and to place in an international context. Methods: Health-related tweets from late January 2017 were extracted and mapped...
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Chris Oliver contributed to the expert opinion forming some of the basis of the opinion. Bicycle Network is calling for a change to Australia’s bicycle helmet laws that would allow adults to decide whether they should wear a helmet when they’re not riding on the road. In all Australian states and territories (excluding Northern Territory), it is c...
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Cycling infrastructure and, in particular, a well maintained pavement surface contributes to a safe and comfortable ride. However, defective pavement surfaces and insufficient maintenance can expose cyclists to excessive hand-arm vibration. Limited data is available regarding cyclists’ exposure to hand-arm vibration. Advances in low-cost electronic...
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Early percutaneous screw fixation is increasingly used to manage acute scaphoid fractures as it provides a quicker return to work and sports, but little is known about the long-term subjective outcomes following surgery. The aim of this study was to report the long-term outcomes and complication rates following early percutaneous fixation of acute...
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Hypothesis: Early percutaneous screw fixation is increasingly used to manage acute scaphoid fractures as it provides a quicker return to work and sports, but little is known about the long-term subjective outcomes following surgery. The aim of this study was to report the long-term outcomes and complication rates following early percutaneous fixati...
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Cycling infrastructure and, in particular, a well maintained pavement surface contributes to a safe and comfortable ride. However, defective pavement surfaces and insufficient maintenance can expose cyclists to excessive hand-arm vibration. Regular exposure to vibration transmitted from work processes is well documented, regulated and controlled in...
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Healthcare workers weight loss stories
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Update Obesity – Scotland; Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh
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Introduction: Understanding of tram-system related cycling injuries (TSRCI) is poor. The aim of this study was to report the spectrum of injuries, demographics and social deprivation status of patients. Secondary aims included assessment of accident circumstances, effects of TSRCI on patients' confidence cycling, together with time off work and cy...
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The author would like to correct the errors in the publication of the original article. The corrected details are given below for your reading.
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Physical Activity and wearable tech; Is it reliable?
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Healthy Workers, Happy Team: Promoting Positive Lifestyle Change. Teams, Development of teams in healthcare. Belbin. Dependence and intra/interdependence. Tema failure. Role of physical activity in health teams.
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Cycling provides a myriad of health benefits; studies have shown that the positive health outcomes outweigh risk by 20:1 and regular cycling drastically reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. Cycling UK has a full policy briefing on the benefits of cycling for health. Because cycling is good for our health, Cycling UK would like to bring pu...
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NHS Scotland Open Innovation Collaboration Programme - Organiser of An Innovation Civic Challenge: Healthy Ageing. The NHS Scotland Open Innovation Collaboration Programme has been set up with funding from Scottish Enterprise, and has organised this Scotland wide event in collaboration with: Heriot Watt University, Napier University, Queen Margaret...
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Attendance at international sports and physical activity conferences is extremely useful for networking but can be expensive in terms of professional time, conference fees, accommodation and travel. The use of social media, especially Twitter,1 has increased in many global meetings. It is now possible to map, virtually attend, influence and interac...
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The management of clavicle fractures should be guided by fracture location (middle-third/lateral/medial) and fracture configuration (undisplaced/displaced/comminuted).1–5 Current management guidelines recommend surgical management for middle-third fractures, which are completely displaced, shortened by 2 cm or comminuted, as this can facilitate an...
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Medical Social Network Analysis using Twitter and NodeXL. last two years work by GMA and CWO. Focus on medical conferences, health awareness campaigns, people and organisations. 1. Describe first encounter with Node XL map, July 2015 (Mark Outhwaite, Q Initiative event). Wanted to explore application to #ScotPublicHealth work during 2016. 2. Se...
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#NextGen – Where are we now with Public Health. Plenary introductory lecture to Public Health Product Forge. Brief overview with some focus on Childhood obesity, Mental Health and Addiction. https://productforge.io/events/public-health-product-forge/
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The orthopod email list
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What's in a name. What email names do doctors and medics call themselves.