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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. On returning to higher surgical training 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 upcoming trial with GSK. I am a member of the British Transplantation Society Clinical Trials committee. I am also working with the Surgical Interventional Trials Unit (SITU) in designing a trial of the use of Far Infra-Red Therapy in arteriovenous fistulae.

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


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