Neil Rushton is Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedics in the University of Cambridge and Emeritus Fellow of Magdalene College. He trained at The Middlesex Hospital and became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1975. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship (RCS) for his work on the failure of joint replacements. He is also a Watson Jones medallist. He founded the Orthopaedic Research Unit in Cambridge that specialised in the tissue response to implanted material and tissue repair. He was first to recognise the role of polyethylene wear products in the failure of joint replacements and the first to use radionuclide scanning in the investigation of hip joint failure. He has more than 200 peer reviewed papers. He has supervised more than 30 PhD students and many MD students.
He has been a trustee (Wishbone) or chairman (Joint Action) of a number of orthopaedic charities. He was President of The European Orthopaedic Research Society and has been on the scientific advisory panels of a number of grant awarding bodies and orthopaedic manufacturers.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and was awarded The Chapman Medal for his development of a successful, CE marked, hip prosthesis that matched the modulus of bone.
He has given many invited lectures and has been active in TV and instructional videos.