Mathew David Sewell

Mathew David Sewell


Personal Data

  • Name: Mathew David Sewell

  • Date of birth:11-12-1979

  • City of birth: Watford, UK

  • E-mail:

  • Wife / Partner: Nil

  • Children: Nil

  • Hobbies: Sports and adventure medicine expeditions

  • Languages: English/French

Professional Data

  • Current Position: CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SPINAL SURGEON, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
    ACADEMIC CLINICAL LECTURER, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Office: James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
  • E-mail:
  • Clinical Focus: Spinal deformity, spine tumours and trauma.


  • CCT Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014, GMC
  • FRCS (Tr & Orth), 2013, RCS England
  • MRCS (Eng), 2006, RCS England
  • MB ChB with Honours (top 5% of year), 2004, University of Bristol
  • BSc 1st Class Honours, Neuroscience, 2001, University of Bristol
  • MD (Res) in progress Cerebral Palsy, 2011-2018, UCL

Scientific Focus

  • Paediatric deformity


  • The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK


  • The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Orthopaedic registrar training program, London Deanery, UK

Studies: Achievements

  • 2017:
    NICE Scholar - Appointed as a NICE scholar for 2016-2017. Position involves working on multi-professional committees at a national level and managing guideline development processes. Position requires good leadership and communication skills to promote the philosophies of NICE to differing audiences including patients, commissioning bodies and clinical staff.
    Soli Lam BOA Travelling Fellowship Award – Fellowship award by British Orthopaedic Association for 2017 to attend a UK spinal fellowship
  • 2016:
    BOA Austria, Switzerland and Germany (ASG) Travelling Fellowship - Awarded prestigious position by BOA Executive Group to visit orthopaedic institutions of excellence in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Position requires excellent communication, ambassadorial and leadership skills.
  • 2015:
    University of Queensland Academic Clinical Lecturer 2015 – prestigious position awarded by the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, for excellence in academic practice and teaching contribution for the University
  • 2014:
    BASS/BSS Presidents’ Travelling Fellowship – Awarded prestigious British Association of Spine Surgeons and British Scoliosis Society President’s travelling fellowship for 2014 to visit spinal units of excellence in the UK (RNOH, Stanmore/QMC, Nottingham/North Staffordshire/Cardiff) Ethicon Foundation Award – Fellowship prize, 2014, Royal College of Surgeons of England


  • Eric, Simon, Andrea


  • 2016

Aug 15 – Aug 16
Clinical Fellowship Spine Surgery, Norman Capener Orthopaedic Spinal Fellow
Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter, UK
Mr D Chan, Mr A Clarke, Mr M Hutton, Mr S Khan, Mr O Stokes

Jul 14 – Aug 15
Clinical Fellowship Spine Surgery, AO Complex Spine Fellowship
Princess Alexandra and Mater Children’s Hospitals, Brisbane, Australia
Dr Richard Williams, Dr Geoff Askin