Jonathan Clasper qualified from Glasgow University in 1986 and completed his basic surgical training in the armed forces.
His higher surgical training included a year at the major trauma centre in Baltimore, USA, and 3 years at Oxford. His clinical post is Consultant Trauma and Upper Limb Surgeon at Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust.
As Defence Professor in Trauma and Orthopaedics he is responsible for the orthopaedic research focus of the British Armed Forces which is a joint post between the military and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Jon was a founding member of Imperial Blast. He is the author of a number of book chapters and of specific papers on trauma and upper limb surgery and has gained doctorates in both Medicine and Philosophy. In 2010 Jon was appointed as a Visiting Professor in Bioengineering at Imperial College London.