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Professor Ross Crawford

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics

Personal

Name
Professor Ross Crawford
Position(s)
Chair in Orthopaedic Research
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - IPTM
Discipline *
Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3139 4481
Fax
+61 7 3139 4043
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Oxford)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Life member Society of St. Andrew of Scotland (Queensland)
  • Wolfson College, Oxford
  • Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society
Keywords

Orthopaedics, medical devices, orthopaedic research, orthopaedic surgery, tissue engineering, total hip replacement, total knee replacement, tribology

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Area of Focus: Orthopaedics and Trauma Research Areas

  • Orthopaedic research.

Grants

2014

  • Stryker Fellowship Program Grant July 2013-December 2014  ($35,000)
  • Donation for Chair in Orthopaedic Research ($88,192)
  • Osteoarthritis Research Fund- R Crawford, Y Xiao ($839)
  • ARC Discovery – Project Title – Hypoxia-mimicking bio-scaffold for skeleton regeneration- Xiao, Wu, Crawford, & Chang ($66,661)
  • ARC- Y Xiao, R Crawford, I Prasadam Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Grant The development of new scaffolds for bone repair comprising polycaprolactone and strontium-substituted bioactive glasses ($49,091)
  •  NHMRC   Project Title – MAPK/ERK pathway in osteoarthritis – Xiao, Crawford, Klein & Dong ($22,617)
  • Stryker – A Prospective, Randomised, Single-blind, Multi-centre Clinical Study to Evaluate the Comparative Effectiveness of the Scorpio and Mobile Bearing Knee (R. Crawford) ($36,000)

2013

  • Prince Charles Hospital – Donation for Chair in Orthopaedic Research (R. Crawford) ($337,792)
  • ARC Discovery – Project Title – Hypoxia-mimicking bio-scaffold for skeleton regeneration- Xiao, Wu, Crawford, & Chang ($107,843)
  • Arthritis Australia Grants in Aid:  Therapeutic targeting of MicroRNA-23 in Osteoarthritis – Y Xiao, I Prasadam, R Crawford ($30,000)
  • ARC- Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Grant – The development of new scaffolds for bone repair comprising polycaprolactone and strontium-substituted bioactive glasses – Y Xiao, R Crawford, I Prasadam ($100,779)
  • NHMRC   Project Title – MAPK/ERK pathway in osteoarthritis – Xiao , Crawford, Klein & Dong ($134,558)
  • ARC Linkage: Bone Tissue Engineering using Innovative Tubular Dual-Layered Nanofiber Meshes– Hutmacher, Woodruff, Saifzadeh, Crawford, Guldberg, Mooney, Pearce. ($47,522)
  • Stryker Australia Pty Ltd (OCS): Donation Towards Salary, Miscellaneous, Travel & Equipment and Stryker Fellowship Program Grant (R. Crawford) R Crawford, W Donnelly, J Witty ($105,000)
  • ARC Linkage -  Bone Tissue Engineering using Innovative Tubular Dual-layered Nanofiber Meshes ($3,000)
  • Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Gran – Hypoxia-mimicking Mesoporous Bioglass for Large-sized Bone Defect Healing ($32,186)
  • Osteoarthritis Research Fund ($7,061)
  • Stryker – A Prospective, Randomised, Single-blind, Multi-centre Clinical Study to Evaluate the Comparative Effectiveness of the Scorpio and Mobile Bearing Knee (R. Crawford) ($108,000)
  • Stryker Fellowship Program Grant July 2013-December 2014 (R. Crawford) ($35,000)
  • The development of new scaffolds for bone repair comprising polycaprolactone and strontium-substituted bioactive glasses ($50,000)
  • Using Evidence to Reduce the Risk of Healthcare Acquired Infection Following Primary Hip Replacement ($57,300)

2012

  • ARC Discovery – Project Title: Hypoxia-mimicking bio-scaffold for skeleton regeneration- Xiao, Wu, Crawford, & Chang ($103,848)
  • Donation for Chair in Orthopaedic Research ($403,200)
  • Sarah Whitehouse- statistical support ($144 000)
  • Stryker Corp. Exeter research fellow ($65 000)
  • Stryker Corp. Navigation fellow ($65 000)
  • Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Grant: Developing an Injectable Drug Containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and ERK signaling pathway Modulators for Osteoarthritis Treatment – Y Xiao, R Crawford, I Prasadam ($73,250)
  • ARC- Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Grant: The development of new scaffolds for bone repair comprising polycaprolactone and strontium-substituted bioactive glasses – Y Xiao, R Crawford, I Prasadam ($5,000)
  • ARC – Bone Tissue Engineering using Innovative Tubular Dual-layered Nanofiber Meshes ($63,000)
  • Health & Wellbeing Collaborative Research Development Grant Scheme (HHWB) – IHBI: Obesity and Bone Health: Molecular Links Between Obesity and Osteoarthristis and Therapeutic Implications – Y Xiao, D Anderson, Y Dong, R Crawford ($30,000)
  • NHMRC :  Project Title – MAPK/ERK pathway in osteoarthritis – Xiao , Crawford, Klein & Dong ($115,501)
  • Osteoarthritis Research Fund- R Crawford, Y Xiao ($10,130)
  • ARC Linkage: Bone Tissue Engineering using Innovative Tubular Dual-Layered Nanofiber Meshes – Hutmacher, Woodruff, Saifzadeh, Crawford, Guldberg, Mooney, Pearce. ($94,214)
  •  AOA Research Foundation: An In Vivo Study of Extracellular Receptor Kinase 1/2 (half) Signalling Pathway Modulation as a Treatment Option of Osteoarthritis – Y Xiao, R Crawford, I Prasadam ($45,012)
  • Health Protection Agency: Using Evidence to Reduce the Risk of Healthcare Acquired Infection Following Primary Hip Replacement – N Graves, K Mengersen, R Crawford, S Whitehouse, D Paterson. ($143,250)
  • Stryker South Pacific – Australia Stryker Navigation Fellow (Kamal Deep) R Crawford, W Donnelly ($32,500)
  • Stryker Australia – Study of orthopaedic implants and development of tools for improved implantation approaches. (R. Crawford) ($130,000)
  • Stryker South Pacific – Australia Sponsorship of the Project “A Prospective, Randomised, Single-blind, Multi-centre Clinical Study to Evaluate the Comparative Effectiveness of the Scorpio and Mobile Bearing Knee”  ($144,000)
  • Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Grant – Mitogen-activated Protein Kinases in Osteoarthritis Progression and as Potential Therapeutic Targets. ($15,453)
  • Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Grant – Hypoxia-mimicking Mesoporous Bioglass for Large-sized Bone Defect Healing. ($20,785)
  • Stryker Australia Pty Ltd (OCS): Donation Towards Salary, Miscellaneous, Travel & Equipment and Stryker Fellowship Program Grant – R Crawford, W Donnelly, J Witty ($102,500)
  • ARC- Development of a Smart Arthroscopy System and Prototype Probe for Joint Tissues ($ 107,592)

2011

  • AOA Research Limited Grant: An in vivo study of Extracellular Receptor Kinase ½ signalling pathway modulation as a treatment option of Osteoarthritis. ($49, 513)
  • TPCH Foundation – Project Title: Hypoxia-mimicking mesoporous bioglass for large-sized bone defect healing -  Xiao and Crawford ($52 971)
  • Stryker Corp. Exeter research fellow ($65 000)
  • Stryker Corp. Navigation fellow ($65 000)
  • Sarah Whitehouse- statistical support ($137,500)
  • Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Grant ARC: The development of new scaffolds for bone repair comprising polycaprolactone and strontium-substituted bioactive glasses-  Y Xiao, R Crawford, I Prasadam ($54,343)
  • ARC Linkage: Bone Tissue Engineering using Innovative Tubular Dual-Layered Nanofiber Meshes– Hutmacher, Woodruff, Saifzadeh, Crawford, Guldberg, Mooney, Pearce. ($3000)
  • Stryker Australia Pty Ltd (OCS): Study of orthopaedic implants and development of tools for improved implantation approaches – R Crawford, L Wilson, T Barker. ($113,534)
  • Health Protection Agency: Using Evidence to Reduce the Risk of Healthcare Acquired Infection Following Primary Hip Replacement – N Graves, K Mengersen, R Crawford, S Whitehouse, D Paterson. ($151,389)
  • NHMRC Development Grant: Development of a Smart Arthroscopy System and Prototype Probe for Joint Tissues – K Oloyede, R Crawford ($151,389)
  • Stryker South Pacific – Australia Stryker Navigation Fellow (Kamal Deep) R Crawford, W Donnelly ($1,149)
  • Stryker South Pacific – Australia Sponsorship of the Project “A Prospective, Randomised, Single-blind, Multi-centre Clinical Study to Evaluate the Comparative Effectiveness of the Scorpio and Mobile Bearing Knee” ($65,000)
  • Stryker Australia Pty Ltd (NSW address) (OCS): Donation Towards Salary, Miscellaneous, Travel & Equipment and Stryker Fellowship Program Grant – R Crawford, W Donnelly, J Witty  ($125,000)
  • TPCH – Donation for Chair in Orthopaedic Research ($228,122)
  • Donation Towards Salary, Miscellaneous, Travel & Equipment and Stryker Fellowship Program Grant  ($65,000)
  • TPCH – Mitogen-activated Protein Kinases in Osteoarthritis Progression and as Potential Therapeutic Targets ($56,047)

2010

  • The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation – Xiao & Crawford ($30,890)
  • TPCH Foundation – Project Title – Mitogen-activated protein kinases in osteoarthritis progression and as potential therapeutic targets –  Xiao and Crawford ($71 500)
  • Sarah Whitehouse- statistical support ($137,500)
  • Stryker Corp. Exeter research fellow ($65000)
  • Stryker Corp. Navigation fellow ($65 000)
  • AHDMRT – Effects of hyperbaric oxygen and aminoguanidine treatment on femoral head osteonecrosis in a rat model – Xiao, Crawford, Moghaddam, Hutmacher, Klein. ($15 000)
  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust-   Effects of hyperbaric oxygen and aminoguanidine treatment on femoral head osteonercrosis in a rat model – Xiao & Crawford ($15 000)
  • ARC Linkage –  Bone Tissue Engineering using Innovative Tubular Dual-Layered – Nanofiber Meshes Hutmacher, Woodruff, Saifzadeh, Crawford, Guldberg, Mooney, Pearce. ($65,838)
  • Health Protection Agency: Using Evidence to Reduce the Risk of Healthcare Acquired Infection Following Primary Hip Replacement – N Graves, K Mengersen, R Crawford, S Whitehouse, D Paterson. ($112,567)
  • Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Research Grant: Role of Subchondral Osteoblasts in Articular Cartilage Ossification during Osteoarthritic Pathogenesis: A New Insight to Develop Potential Prevention and Treatment of Osteoarthritis-  Y Xiao, R Crawford ($20,857)
  • LMT Surgical Pty Ltd: Wrist Biomechanics – Wrist Simulator R Crawford, L Wilson, G Couzens. ($15,000)
  • NHMRC Development Grant: Development of a Smart Arthroscopy System and Prototype Probe for Joint Tissues-  K Oloyede, R Crawford ($63,023)
  • ARC Discovery – Projects: Bilayered and Growth Factor-loaded Composite Scaffolds for the Guided Bi-Differentiation of Bone Marrow Stem Cells – Y Xiao, R Crawford, X Miao ($90,291)
  • Stryker Australia Pty Ltd (OCS): Collaborative Research Agreement -Stryker, Lance Wilson R Crawford ($110,000)
  • Stryker South Pacific – Australia Stryker Navigation Fellow (Kamal Deep) R Crawford, W Donnelly ($65,000)
  • Stryker South Pacific – Australia Sponsorship of the Project “A Prospective, Randomised, Single-blind, Multi-centre Clinical Study to Evaluate the Comparative Effectiveness of the Scorpio and Mobile Bearing Knee” ($125,000)
  • Stryker Australia Pty Ltd (OCS): Donation Towards Salary, Miscellaneous, Travel & Equipment and Stryker Fellowship Program Grant- R Crawford, W Donnelly, J Witty ($65,000)
  • QUT Strategic Links Chair in Orthopaedic Research R Crawford ($163,780)
  • TPCH – Donation for Chair in Orthopaedic Research ($371,430)

2009

  • TPCH – Donation for Chair in Orthopaedic Research ($284 028)
  • ARC linkage Crawford, Goss, Scheutz, Stenberg ($53 000)
  • Stryker Corp. Scorpio-fixed v mobile bearing knee study ($45 000)
  • Stryker Corp. Exeter research fellow ($60 000)
  • Stryker Corp. Navigation fellow ($60 000)
  • ARC Discovery –Miao, Crawford, Xiao ($85 000)
  • Exeter engineering project ($120 000)
  • TPCH Foundation – Project Title: Role of subchondral osteoblasts in articular cartilage ossification during osteoarthritic pathogenesis: a new insight to develop potential prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis – Xiao and Crawford ($7,225)
  • Sarah Whitehouse- statistical support ($88 000)
  • NHMRC Development Grant: Development of a Smart Arthroscopy System and Prototype Probe for Joint Tissues – K Oloyede, R Crawford ($115,455)
  • ARC Discovery – Projects: Bilayered and Growth Factor-loaded Composite Scaffolds for the Guided Bi-Differentiation of Bone Marrow Stem Cells Y Xiao, R Crawford, X Miao ($88,456)
  • Stryker Australia Pty Ltd (OCS)Collaborative Research Agreement -Stryker, Lance Wilson R Crawford ($150,000)
  • Stryker South Pacific – Australia Stryker Navigation Fellow (Kamal Deep) R Crawford, W Donnelly ($97,500)
  • Stryker South Pacific – Australia Sponsorship of the Project “A Prospective, Randomised, Single-blind, Multi-centre Clinical Study to Evaluate the Comparative Effectiveness of the Scorpio and Mobile Bearing”($86,667)
  • Stryker Australia Pty Ltd (NSW address) (OCS): Donation Towards Salary, Miscellaneous, Travel & Equipment and Stryker Fellowship Program Grant – R Crawford, W Donnelly, J Witty ($97,500)
  • Chair in Orthopaedic Research R Crawford QUT Strategic Links ($157,480)
  • Queensland Orthopaedic Research Trust – Effects of hyperbaric oxygen and aminoguanidine treatment on femoral head osteonercrosis in a rat model ($15,000)

2008

  • Prince Charles Hospital ($240,000)
  • ARC Linkage – Crawford, Goss, Scheutz, Stenberg ($53,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Scorpio-fixed v mobile bearing knee study ($45,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Exeter research fellow ($60,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Navigation fellow ($60,000)
  • ARC Discovery – Miao, Crawford, Xiao ($85,000)
  • Exeter engineering project ($120,000)
  • Sarah Whitehouse – statistical support ($80,000)

2007

  • Prince Charles Hospital ($240,000)
  • ARC Linkage – Crawford, Goss, Scheutz, Stenberg ($77,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Scorpio-fixed v mobile bearing knee study ($45,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Exeter research fellow ($60,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Navigation fellow ($60,000)
  • Exeter engineering project ($120,000)
  • Surfactants and Tissue Engineering ($30,000)
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association – Biphasic scaffolds ($32,000)
  • ARC Australia-China ISL programme – Developing tissue engineering products for clinical applications using a model of temporomandibular disorders ($45,000)

2006

  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust – Separation of multipotent cells from osteophytes and its implications in tissue regeneration ($15,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Scorpio-fixed v mobile bearing knee study ($45,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Exeter research fellow ($60,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Navigation fellow ($60,000)
  • Prince Charles Foundation – Magnetic resonance imaging and infrared spectroscopic studies of cartilage degredation during development of osteoarthritis ($57,000)
  • Prince Charles Foundation – Development and characterisation of an impactable osteoinductive nanocomposite bone substitute ($16,500)
  • Prince Charles Hospital – Chair Funding ($180,000)
  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust – Chair Funding ($60,000)
  • Precision Balde Study ($50,000)
  • IHBI ARC Linkage Support ($22,000)
  • Prince Charles Foundation – Predicting adverse cardiac events after THA by pre-operative measure of platelet activation ($46,000)
  • Orthopaedic Engineering ($104,000)
  • ARC Linkage – Goss, Scheutz, Stenberg, Crawford ($46,500)

2005

  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust – Gait analysis in lower limb osteosarcoma patients ($6,000)
  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust – Separation of multipotent cells from osteophytes and its implications in tissue regeneration ($17,000)
  • Prince Charles Foundation – An investigation of cell and extracellular matrix interactions and alterations in normal and osteoarthritic tissue: The subchondral bone plate ($24,000)
  • Prince Charles Foundation – Oloyede ($17,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Scorpio-fixed v mobile bearing knee study ($45,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Exeter research fellow ($120,000)
  • Smith and Nephew International – Oloyede, Crawford, Hills – THe biomechanics of degenerate articular cartilage ($100,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Cameron Bell ($25,000)
  • LEIF Grant (ARC) for a multiaxial testing facility ($150,000)
  • Prince Charles Hospital ($180,000)
  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust ($60,000)

2004

  • Smith and Nephew International – Oloyede, Crawford, Hills – THe biomechanics of degenerate articular cartilage ($96,000)
  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust – Crawford, Abeli – Segmental spinal degeneration following spinal fusion – an animal model ($33,000)
  • Ascension Orthopaedics – The interaction of SAPL and Pyrocarbon ($14,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Scorpio-fixed v mobile bearing knee study ($45,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Exeter research fellow ($90,000)
  • Prince Charles Hospital ($180,000)
  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust ($60,000)

2003

  • Queensland Orthopaedic Trust – Lutton, Crawford – Biodegradable scaffolds ($10,000)
  • Styker Corp. – Crawford, Pearcy, Wilson – The effect of subsidence on rotational stability of a polished tapered stem ($30,000)
  • Prince Charles Foundation – Ray, Crawford – The degree of activation of leukocytes and platelets on blood that has been salvaged after TKR ($11,330)
  • Ascension Orthopaedics – Crawford, Hills, Gale – The interaction of surface active phospholipids and Pyrocarbon ($1,450)
  • Stryker Corp. – Scorpio-fixed v mobile bearing knee study ($45,000)
  • Stryker Corp. – Enhanced cemented acetabular fixation with bioactive ceramics ($15,000)
  • Prince Charles Hospital ($180,000)
  • Queensland Orthopaedics Trust ($60,000)

2002

  • Prince Charles Foundation – Chalis, Jull, Wilson, Crawford – Intermittent compression of distal fractures – A pilot study ($9,350)
  • QUT Small Research Grants – Crawford, George, Lutton – A novel scaffold for the bioengineering and regeneration of bone ($12,000)
  • Prince Charles Hospital ($180,000)
  • Queensland Orthopaedics Trust ($60,000)

Awards and recognitions

  • 1995: Neville Davis Prize (Finalist). Best paper by Queensland Registrar in any surgical discipline, “An Osteotomy Jig – Design and Results”
  • 1995: Society of St. Andrews travelling scholarship
  • 1994: Allan Frederick Dwyer Prize. Best paper by an Australian Orthopaedic Registrar, “An Osteotomy Jig”.

Career history

  • Sep 2002 – Present: Professor of Orthopaedic Research, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital.
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,  Holy Spirit Northside.
  • Jan 2000 – Sep 2001: Director of Orthopaedics, Mater Adult Hospital, South Brisbane
  • Jun 1998 – Dec 1999: Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK
  • Jan 1998 – Dec 1999: Lecturer (Research), Oxford University, Oxford, U.K.
  • Sep 1997 – Jun 1998: Honorary Joint Replacement Fellow, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK
  • Jul 1996 – Aug 1997: Joint Replacement Fellow, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford
  • Jan 1996 – Jul 1996: Joint Replacement Fellow, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital, Exeter
  • Jan 1995 – Dec 1995: Senior Orthopaedic Registrar, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Brisbane
  • Jan 1994 – Dec 1994: Orthopaedic Registrar, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Brisbane
  • Jan 1996 – Dec 1993: Orthopaedic Registrar, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane
  • Jan 1992 – Dec 1992: Orthopaedic Registrar, Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe
  • Jan 1991 – Dec 1991: Orthopaedic Registrar, Gold Coast Hospital Gold Coast
  • Jan 1990 – Dec 1990: Orthopaedic Registrar, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Brisbane
  • Jan 1988 – Dec 1989: Locum positions in United Kingdom
  • Jan 1987 – Dec 1987: Junior House Officer, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
  • Jan 1986 – Dec 1986: Intern, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane.
This information has been contributed by Professor Ross Crawford.

Experience

Interests and community service

  • Australian Academic Orthopaedic Surgeons Committee –Subcommittee of Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Bone and Joint Decade (QLD) Executive Committee
  • Medical, Ethics and Scientific Committee, Arthritis Queensland.
This information has been contributed by Professor Ross Crawford.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.