Amar is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with academic faculty appointments at the University of York and the University of Oxford. He is a specialist shoulder surgeon based at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Amar runs a programme of clinical effectiveness research in trauma and orthopaedic surgery, attracting substantial funding from the National Institute for Health Research and funding for commercial research. He is divisional lead for surgical specialties in the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network for North East and North Cumbria, and leads the research training initiative for specialty trainees. Amar remains committed to promoting orthopaedic academia both regionally and nationally.
Amar's main area of interest is clinical effectiveness research, typically large multi-centre clinical trials of orthopaedic surgical interventions. He also has wider research experience with previous published work on other research methods including systematic reviews, qualitative studies and cohort studies in the field of trauma and orthopaedic surgery.
Amar would be willing to supervise PhDs in the field of musculoskeletal surgical research.