The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Trustees

Our board of trustees includes: Baroness Margaret McDonagh, Professor Richard Field, Mr Michael Reed, Ms Mary Gatehouse, Mr David Seymour, Professor Deiary Kader, Mr Philip Mitchell and Mrs Sarah Langfield.

  Baroness Margaret McDonagh

Chair of OREF 

Baroness McDonagh co-founded The Pipeline a unique organisation that works with both employers and individual women to increase gender diversity at the most senior levels of organisations. Margaret has had a successful business career and is an experienced FTSE 100 Non-Executive Director. She actively supports a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations including serving as Trustee of the AFC Wimbledon Foundation and is Chair of the Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation. Margaret’s background is political. She is a member of the House of Lords and was one of the small team that turned around The Labour Party to make it electable in the 1990s. Margaret was the first woman and youngest ever General Secretary of the Labour Party, the organisation’s Chief Executive, and was responsible for organising both of Labour’s watershed General Election victories in 1997 and 2001.

Professor Richard Field        

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director of Research and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Richard Field qualified from the Westminster Hospital in 1980. After junior hospital posts in London, he completed a PhD in Cambridge; where he became a junior Fellow of Magdalene College. His specialist Orthopaedic training was undertaken in London, Cambridge and Melbourne.

In 1994 Richard was appointed as a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, with a special interest in hips, at St Helier Hospital, Carshalton. In his early years at St Helier, he introduced hip arthroscopy, hip preserving surgical procedures and many innovations in hip replacement surgery. He also established a research department and outcome programme. Since 2004, this research team has worked at both St Helier and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (the EOC) to develop a world renowned research programme with many national and international collaborations. In 2013 he was awarded a personal Chair at St George’s, University of London in recognition of his work at St Helier and the EOC.

Prof Field lectures widely and is a regular invited faculty member at many national and international Orthopaedic meetings and is a member of the Council of the British Hip Society and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. He continues to supervise MD(Res) and PhD students and has regular UK and overseas visiting Fellows in his team.

 Mr Michael Reed

Retired accountant with the Senior Civil Service 

Mike Reed is an accountant with the Senior Civil Service, currently working for the Government Internal Audit Agency where he heads up the European Team.  Mike’s previous roles include heading up policy teams covering areas as diverse as national resilience, migration impacts, statistics and major projects appraisal

  Ms Mary Gatehouse

Legal Director, International Corporate Development.

She is currently responsible for the Department of Consulting on International Corporate Development. Prior to that, in 2014, she was head of the Department for Legal Affairs for Europe and North America for Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. From 2007 she was Legal Manager and Executive Secretary of TBI plc/Abertis Airports. She trained at the Ashurst LLP international law firm, specialising in large-scale infrastructure projects in offices in London and Madrid.

Mr David Seymour

Political journalist and former political editor

David Seymour is a political journalist and former political editor of the Mirror Group.

He is now a governor of Hartpury College, in Gloucestershire, and a Trustee of Headliners, a charity which helps disadvantaged young people through journalism.

He has seen the good work of SWLEOC at first hand, having had a hip replacement there.

Professor Deiary Kader 

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Professor Kader is a fellowship trained knee and a sport medicine surgeon with extensive experience in knee ligament reconstruction, primary/revision knee arthroplasty, patellofemoral joint instability and multiligament reconstruction.

After finishing his type one Specialist Registrar training in Scotland and knee fellowship in Sydney and Newcastle in 2005, he was appointed as consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon in the QEH NHS trust in Gateshead and Newcastle Nuffield private hospital where he worked for more than ten years. Since 2010 professor Kader has been dedicating a significant amount of his time to humanitarian work with NGMV medical charity ( and more recently with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ( at their war wounded trauma reconstruction centre in Tripoli/Lebanon.

He is also a visiting professor in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in Northumbria University and a director of OASIR Research group ( In the past 8 years he has developed an extensive research interest in patellar instability and tendinopathy. He has published more than 88 scientific papers, book chapters and articles. He is also the co-author of two of the best selling Postgraduate Orthopaedic books in the UK.

Mr Philip Mitchell

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Philip Mitchell is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hip and knee replacement.
After leaving Epsom College, Mr Mitchell trained at St Mary’s Hospital and then underwent specialist training on the South West London Training Scheme. He spent a year in Vancouver on Fellowship with the Adult Reconstruction team, the premier joint reconstruction fellowship in the world. Following this Mr Mitchell was appointed in 2002 as Consultant at St George’s Hospital, London. Mr Mitchell is a hip and knee surgeon performing primary and revision hip and knee replacement.

Mrs Sarah Langfield 

​Assistant Cheif Nurse

Completed Registered General Nurse Training in 1990 at St James University Hospital / Leeds Eastern Health Authority. MSc Health Sciences & Clinical Care at Westminster University in 1998.
Nursing career has been focused in care of the Elderly, Community nursing and Orthopaedics. Moved from the North in 1993 to work at the West Middlesex Hospital and then took a promotion as a sister at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London where she helped to develop their Nurse led pre assessment. Also took on the role of Service Manger before returning to clinical Practice in 2004 in community settings. Commenced work at SWLEOC in 2005 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner before taking on current role as Clinical Lead for Pre assessment, Outpatients and Outreach in 2006.