Jane Blazeby FMedSci is Professor of Surgery at the University of Bristol, where she studied medicine, followed by higher surgical training in the South West of England. 

Jane has been director of the surgical innovation theme of the NIHR Bristol BRC during its first five years and co-directs the new surgical and orthopaedic innovation theme. She has investigated how innovative surgery occurs within the NHS through its life cycle. Ultimately, she wants to see evidence based surgical practice in the UK. This will include a transparent and safe translational pipeline leading to definitive randomized trials before widespread uptake of new effective and safe procedures and devices.   

Jane has a long-standing interest in patient-centred surgical care. She collaborates with surgeons, methodologists, trialists and patient partners to design and deliver randomised controlled surgical trials and early phase studies. She enjoys developing methodological innovations and embedding them into all types of study design. She has developed a team of academic surgeons and methodologists with special interests in evaluating surgery.