Professor John O’Connor

Honorary Doctorate

Professor John O’Connor, BE 1956, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in September 2018. Professor O’Connor brought pain relief to hundreds of thousands with the development of his revolutionary “Oxford Knee”. An alternative to a total knee replacement, the minimally invasive procedure allows patients to experience much less pain and enjoy a quicker recovery time. Based on collaboration with orthopaedic surgeon John Goodfellow, the implant is one of the great medical discoveries on display in the University of Oxford.