Our Foundations

Sydney Shoulder Research Institute
The Beginning
Our Foundations

In March 2012, Dr Allan Young and Dr Benjamin Cass founded Sydney Shoulder Research Institute (SSRI). SSRI is dedicated to undertaking research that will translate into real patient outcomes and innovations in the field of orthopaedic surgery. We focus on only a select number of projects at any given time to maximise the quality of our research.

Teaching & Research
Fellowship Program

We appoint two Fellows each year to undertake independent and collaborative research projects while developing their surgical, clinical and teaching skills under the expert guidance of Dr Young and Dr Cass as well as our esteemed colleagues Professor David Sonnabend and Dr Jeffery Hughes.

Operational
Management

Drs Young and Cass engaged Jasmin Gwynne to establish SSRI and Jasmin now oversees all of the Institute’s research, fellowship and operational activities. Prior to joining SSRI, Jasmin spent 9 years in senior community service, 2 years in high end realty and project marketing and 10 years in academic and applied psychology.

Questions
WHY RESEARCH?
There are many reasons to do research. Some of ours include:
~ to improve treatments
~ to improve rehabilitation
~ to expand knowledge
Research also gives people opportunity to explain in their own words how they feel, what they think and how they make sense of the world they live in.
We think that’s important.

Our research process at a glance

IDEA

At its core is a question we want answered (and know others do too).

DEVELOP

We study, discuss and refine our question and have our methods of answering approved.

TEST

We collect and examine our data, ask our question and see what answers we get.

WRITE

We tell the story of our findings and sometimes the story surprises us.

PRESENT

We tell our story to a few (meetings) and the many (publication).

COMPLETE

Then relax, reflect and ask ourselves - what next?

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship

The SSRI Fellowship Program

SSRI OFFERS TWO HIGHLY REGARDED AOA ACCREDITED FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS.


  • Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Fellowship

  • Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Clinical Fellowship

Of 12 months duration commencing either late January or late July, the SSRI Fellowship provides thorough training through a combination of clinical and research experience.

Fellowship Programs →

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SSRI: Building knowledge and improving outcomes through discovery, translation and education – in all things shoulder and elbow orthopaedic.

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