Professor Rory J O'Connor
- Position: Charterhouse Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Areas of expertise: Rehabilitation Medicine; Restorative Rehabilitation Technologies; Vocational Rehabilitation; Outcome Measurement; Psychometrics; Rasch Analysis; Long-term Conditions; Global Rehabilitation
- Email: R.J.O'Connor@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: D Floor, Martin Wing, Leeds General Infirmary
- Website: Twitter | Googlescholar | Researchgate | ORCID
Rory O’Connor is Charterhouse Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Head of the Academic Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Leeds. Professor O’Connor is Director of Research and Innovation in the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Professor O’Connor is an honorary consultant physician in rehabilitation medicine and the lead clinician for rehabilitation at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He is Deputy Clinical Director and Rehabilitation Technology theme lead for the National Institute for Health Research Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Head of the Academic Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Director of Research and Innovation Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
Professor O’Connor has received research funding from EPSRC, AHRC, NIHR, the Wellcome Trust and other charities. He leads an interdisciplinary team that delivers game-changing rehabilitation research. He has a track record in designing, developing and testing healthcare technology. His research has been awarded the 2009 Limbless Association Prize, the 2006 Prix from the Académie Européenne de la Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation and the 2003 Philip Nichols Prize from the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine. In 2017 he was elected to the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.
- MD, University College London
- MEd, University of Leeds
- FHEA, Higher Education Academy
- FRCP, Royal College of Physicians
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Complex interventions
- Educating doctors to provide safer care
- International health research
- Musculoskeletal disease