Mr McConnell is currently a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

He qualified from Cambridge University and after completing basic surgical training, he joined the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital training programme. He joined the specialist register as a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in 2016 and proceeded to two years’ fellowship training in Cheshire and Warwick.

Mr McConnell has an interest in clinical research and has published several peer-reviewed academic papers on topics related to safer surgery and reduction of blood loss.

He holds a certificate in strategic leadership and management, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute and a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, at Queen’s University, Belfast.



Research interests include reduction of blood loss in hip and knee replacement surgery, techniques to assess correct sizing of hip implants, and monitoring of blood metal ions.