Trial Co-Ordinating Team

Keith Willett

Professor Keith Willett is Chief Investigator for the AIM Trial and has an extensive research portfolio with a particular interest in, and has published research relating to, the care of the multiply injured patient, acetabular and pelvic fractures, fractures in the elderly, limb fracture surgery, fracture biomechanics, accident prevention and clinical outcome studies of orthopaedic trauma surgery techniques. 

Keith was appointed as the first National Clinical Director for Trauma Care on 1 April 2009.  He has extensive experience of trauma care and medical management and is Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford and continues to work as Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Keith is the co-founder of the unique consultant delivered Oxford Trauma Service established in 1993.  In 2003 he founded the Kadoorie Centre for Critical Care Research and Education focusing on outcomes of treatment in the injured patient, and established the Oxford Trauma Research Group. 


Lesley Morgan

Lesley is the AIM Trial Manager and has worked in academic research for over 20 years.  She has helped establish and has co-ordinated large trials in many disciplines (obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology, orthopaedic spinal and knee surgery, adult intensive care, and in orthopaedic trauma), all multi-site working with UK or international collaborators (the largest recruiting 4,000 participants from 21 countries).  She joined AIM 1st January 2010.


Emma Roberts

Emma is the Administrative/Data Co-ordinator for AIM and has previously worked on a variety of studies; THRIVE, an international study of heart attacks and strokes, ASCEND, looking into the use of aspirin in diabetes and UKALL 2003, dealing with children and leukaemia, to name a few. Although having worked in medical research for a little while now, Emma graduated with a degree in Graphic Design (which comes in handy from time to time!). She joined the team in May 2010.


David Keene

David is the Research Physiotherapist for the trial. He qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003 from the University of the West of England and then worked clinically in the NHS, specialising in musculoskeletal disorders. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings, for example, trauma and orthopaedics, rheumatology, hand therapy and pain management. He recently completed a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham, subsequently becoming a member of the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.  David joined the trial in October 2010.