Simon Knight

Simon Knight


Senior Clinical Research Fellow

  • Honorary Consultant Transplant Surgeon


I undertook my undergraduate studies at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, gaining a BA in medical science in 2000 before studying clinical medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. I qualified as a doctor in 2002, and moved to Nottingham for my Basic Surgical Training. I moved to Oxford in May 2006 to take up a position with the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (CET) as a clinical research fellow in transplant surgery, during which time I completed my Master of Surgery (MChir) thesis with the University of Cambridge. After completion of my surgical training, I took up a post as an Honorary Consultant Transplant Surgeon and Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Oxford in 2017. I have remained on the staff of the CET and am now the Co-Director of the unit alongside Liset Pengel.

My research interests lie in evidence-based transplant surgery, transplant clinical trials and trial methodology. I have completed a large number systematic reviews relating to the optimisation of post-transplant immunosuppression and other topics in transplantation.

I have also been involved in a number of investigator-led and industry funded international clinical trials, including the design of the Consortium for Organ Preservation in Europe (COPE) trials of novel organ preservation techniques, the Oxford Immunotec PROTECT study and and the upcoming PITHIA and BRIT-AMR studies. I am a member of the British Transplantation Society Clinical Trials committee and a member of the NIHR HTA Interventional Procedures Panel.

For more information on my work, and that of the CET, please visit the CET website.


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