Mr Peter Brownson DM, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Orth) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for The Royal Liverpool And Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and runs a private practice at Lourdes Hospital, Liverpool. Mr Brownson is an expert in shoulder and elbow surgery, particularly arthroscopic surgery. Mr Brownson studied medicine at Liverpool University and qualified as a doctor in 1986. He was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991, after which he undertook a period of orthopaedic research at Nottingham University. This research involved impact biomechanics as applied to aircraft passenger safety. It culminated in the submission of his doctoral thesis and the award of an MD. The research also resulted in him being awarded an Honorarium in the Syme Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the crash brace position proposed, was subsequently, adopted by the Civil Aviation Authority, for use on all passenger aircraft. Mr Brownson continued his orthopaedic training in Nottingham, during which time he acquired extensive experience in trauma surgery, working at the Queens Medical Centre (one of the busiest trauma hospitals in Europe with a worldwide reputation as a Centre of Excellence for trauma). At the end of his training, he developed a particular interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. In order to develop his skills in this area, Mr Brownson obtained an appointment as the Shoulder Fellow in the Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit, which is run under the direction of Professor WA Wallace. During this time, Mr Brownson acquired specialist experience in all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery. After completing his orthopaedic training in Nottingham, Mr Brownson was appointed as a consultant surgeon in Liverpool with a specialist interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. His initial appointment was at the University Hospital Aintree, but subsequently his practice moved to the Royal Liverpool Hospital where he worked with his colleagues to develop the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit. The unit has achieved an international reputation as a Centre for Excellence in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and particularly with regards to arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery. Mr Brownson has achieved both national and international recognition as being at the forefront of arthroscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques. As a result of this, he was awarded the Travelling Fellowship of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society in 2002. Mr Brownson is frequently asked to lecture on both trauma and upper limb related courses at both national and international meetings. His technical skills are highly regarded and as a consequence of this he is regularly asked to carry out live surgical demonstrations of advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgery techniques. Within the last 12 months, he has carried out such demonstrations on shoulder courses in Annecy (France), Naples (Italy), Reading, Manchester and Exeter.