Our Team


Professor Justin Cobb

Professor Cobb is the Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery at Imperial College London, and the orthopaedic surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen. One of his principal research interests lies in the field of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) and the functional assessment of patients with hip and knee disorders. Professor Cobb and his team continually strive to improve individual patient outcomes through their innovative translational research.

Emily Moore

Over the years Emily has gained broad exposure to health care through her experiences in commerce and academia. 

Most recently, Emily has acted as website architect for the late-stage development of JointPRO, with the aim of refining the tool to better meet the requirements of our users. This role has encompassed strategic planning, conducting in depth research, and coordinating the technical teams responsible for the construction of JointPRO. Emily’s focus remains on creating an optimal experience for our end users, namely patients, health care professionals and academic researchers.

Simon Hurst

Simon is a Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, and Captain in The Royal Army Medical Corps. He serves with 256 Field Hospital, and is undergoing his clinical training on the North West Thames rotation in London. 

Under the supervision of Professor Justin Cobb, he is involved with a number of research projects focused on patient outcomes following lower limb reconstructive surgery. His principle research aim is to improve the quality of outcome data in this field, by investigating the impact of web-based technology.

To this effect Simon founded two pilot sites www.myjoint.co.uk, and www.jointangel.com, which have laid foundations for the development of JointPRO.

Helen Alsop

As a Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience, Helen has a unique insight into patient needs and thus has played an integral role in ensuring that the design of JointPRO yields optimal user experience.

Helen has also worked together with Professor Cobb to develop a novel PROs questionnaire that aims to assess outcomes based on the degree to which an individual patient’s aspirations are met through surgery. Helen has undertaken preliminary research to demonstrate that this PROs instruments satisfies initial validity standards. 



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