Personal details

Name
Professor Ross Crawford
Position(s)
Chair in Orthopaedic Research
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Mechanical, Medical & Process Engineering
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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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
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.