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Giant touchscreen helping in the battle against cancer NDS
Dr Clare Verrill demonstrating how to analyse a tumour using a giant touchscreen computer on BBC Oxford News

Through our public engagement activities, we aim to increase public awareness and promote a greater understanding of our work. One of the ways we do this is through media coverage.

Below is a list of some of our most recent appearances in the media. 


Radio: BBC Radio 4, Inside Health

8 March 2016

Professor Rutger Ploeg and Dr David Nasralla discussed techniques that make it possible to use more organs for transplant. (15:00 on the clock)


TV: BBC One, Inside Out South

7 March 2016 (and repeated on BBC One on 20 April 2016)

Comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer went in search of a cure for Parkinson's disease, a condition he was diagnosed with in 2011. Dr James FitzGerald and his patient demonstrated how a deep brain stimulation device controls a Parkinson's disease tremor.

'Parkinson's: The Funny Side':

The technology was also featured on BBC Breakfast on 5 March 2016:


TV: BBC Oxford, News

26 February 2016

Dr Clare Verrill demonstrated how to analyse a tumour using a giant touchscreen computer for junior doctors and medical students to study tumours in fine detail. This interactive screen is the latest weapon in the battle against cancer at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

Watch the feature on the downloadable wmv file (2.6 MB).

Read the press release.


Radio: BBC Radio Oxford

21 October 2015

Dr Fadi Issa gave an interview on how to treat burns as part of National Burn Awareness Day.

Listen to the feature on the downloadable MP3 file. The interview with Dr Issa begins at 06:56.

Read the news story.


Radio: BBC Radio Oxford

10 August 2015

Professor Martin Burton discussed tinnitus, offering advise for sufferers with the condition.


Expert comment

The outlandish surgeon who aims to do the first body transplant says he wants to create a 'full death experience'

Business Insider, 28/06/2017
An Italian neurosurgeon has said that a series of experiments is paving the way for him to move ahead with the first full-body transplant in a person. Article includes comment from Dr James FitzGerald who said that he didn’t believe reports of success in joining spinal cords together to be credible.