We do. Our surgeons are hands on. They consent, examine and interview patients, undertake tests in biomechanical and cadaver labs and do their own statistical analysis. Of course that said, when research calls for tests for which our surgeons are not qualified they will seek assistance from the appropriate professionals. For example, pathology testing is entrusted to laboratories such as PaLMS and Douglas Hanly Moir. Aside from pathologists our surgeons also consult with other experts such as radiologists, biomechanical engineers, microbiologists, physiotherapists and sports physicians. Also lending a hand are our SSRI Fellows, and if the project is the idea of a Fellow then they will take leading role. All projects are coordinated and supported by Jasmin Gwynne, the manager of SSRI. Jasmin is on hand through all stages of research from literature searches and reviews, preparation and submission of ethical and governance applications, recruitment, data collection, management, publication and presentation of results.