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Senior Clinical LecturerNikki Hooper image

BHB, MBChB, FRACS – ortho


Professional interests

  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Adult foot and ankle surgery
  • Hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Orthopaedic trauma

Research interests

Nikki's research interests are wide ranging and include:

  • Paediatric hip - Nikki is involved with international databases and multi-centre clinical trials with a goal of improving and streamlining treatment protocols, as well as improving outcomes in children with hip dysplasia and other paediatric hip conditions
  • Paediatric trauma, particularly predictive factors for growth-arrest following physeal fractures in children
  • Culture in surgery, including promoting diversity and cultural change
  • Surgical education and the role of simulation in improving training while maintaining safe and healthy work practices


Hooper, N., Johnson, L., Banting, N., Pathy, R., Schaeffer, E. K., Bone, J. N., … Mulpuri, K. (2024). Risk factor analysis for growth arrest in paediatric physeal fractures: A prospective study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 13, 2946. doi: 10.3390/jcm13102946 Journal - Research Article

Guo, J., Blyth, P., Clifford, K., Hooper, N., & Crawford, H. (2023). Transfer validity of pediatric supracondylar humeral fracture pin placement practice on in-theater performance by orthopedic trainees using an augmented reality simulator: Protocol for a pilot interventional cohort study with a retrospective comparator cohort. JMIR Research Protocols, 12, e38282. doi: 10.2196/38282 Journal - Research Other

Hooper, N., Aroojis, A., Narasimhan, R., Schaeffer, E. K., Habib, E., Wu, J. K., … Mulpuri, K. (2021). Developmental dysplasia of the hip: An examination of care practices of orthopaedic surgeons in India. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 55, 158-168. doi: 10.1007/s43465-020-00233-0 Journal - Research Article

Banting, N., Schaeffer, E. K., Bone, J., Habib, E., Hooper, N., Reilly, C. W., … Mulpuri, K. (2021). Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability in the radiographic diagnosis of growth arrest in paediatric physeal fractures. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 55(Suppl. 2), S445-S451. doi: 10.1007/s43465-020-00327-9 Journal - Research Article

Ramage, D., Hooper, N., Snell, D., & Hooper, G. (2019, September-October). Does a titanium-coated polyethylene Press-fit cup give reliable longterm results? A ten year follow up. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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