Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Sherron Furtado

Associate Clinical Researcher



9th September 2009 – 1st March 2011

Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.

MSc in Applying Physiotherapy

Distinction 68.50%

28th October 2003 – 4th February 2008

Sancheti Institute, India

Bachelor of Physiotherapy


26th November 2013 – February 2018

Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)


Grants held over the past 5 years: Give funder, title, applicants in order [PI first], start and end years of funding; £ amount of award):

  1. Children with Cancer UK Charity, Functional evaluation of survivors of paediatric bone and soft tissue tumours – a pilot study of two new technologies , Craig Gerrand , Sherron Furtado, Thomas Ploetz, Karthikeyan Muthumayandi, June 2013 until May 2014, £47,613.29
  2. Sarcoma UK Charity, Evaluation of physical functioning in adults treated for bone and soft tissue sarcomas – a feasibility study of two new technologies, Craig Gerrand , Sherron Furtado, Thomas Ploetz,June 2014 until December 2014, £27390.99
  3. N.O.R.T.H Charity (Northern Orthopaedic Research): Funding for Doctorate of Philosophy (PHD) course to complete from Newcastle University. Sherron Furtado - June 2013 to December 2016 - £3,240.
  4. N.O.R.T.H Charity (Northern Orthopaedic Research - Funding for stimulating further research in survivorship research in Musculoskeletal tumours.
  5. RCF Funding: Develop musculoskeletal research programme in Sarcoma to develop the theme of Physical functioning, performance status and biomarkers in patients with sarcoma - £16,745
  6. Shears Foundation: Funding to develop novel rehabilitation models for assessment and treatment in patients treated for musculoskeletal cancer “Supporting patients treated for musculoskeletal cancer – Developing new ways to assess and improve physical activity levels” – April 2016 to December 2016, (£18,283).
  7. Sarcoma UK Charity – ‘A holistic model of rehabilitation to improve QoL after sarcoma’. Mr Craig Gerrand, Sherron Furtado, Dr Silvia Del Din, Jan Lecouturier and Professor Lynn Rochester. January 2017 - December 2017 - £33080.28.
  8. RCF 2016/2017 – To develop a national cohort of sarcoma patients to investigate physical functioning. Mr Craig Gerrand, Sherron Furtado, Professor Lynn Rochester. April 2017 – June 2018 – £33,382.


  1. Sherron Furtado1, Rob Grimer3, Paul Cool4, Shona Murray1, Tim Briggs2, Jennifer Fulton2, Kristin Grant4, Craig Gerrand1, Physical functioning, pain and quality of life after amputation for musculoskeletal tumours: a national survey, Bone and Joint Journal 2015, Bone Joint J. 2015 Sep;97-B(9):1284-90. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.97B9.35192.
  2. Furtado S1, Briggs T2, Fulton J2, Russell L3, Grimer R3, Wren V4, Cool P5, Grant K5, Gerrand C1 “Patient experience after lower extremity amputation for sarcoma in England. A National Survey.” Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation 2016 Jul 6:1-20.
  3. Furtado S1, Errington L2, Godfrey A3, Rochester L4, Gerrand C5. Objective clinical measurement of physical functioning after treatment for lower extremity sarcoma - A systematic review. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct 14. pii: S0748-7983(16)30933-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2016.10.002
  4. T. Ng Kee Kwong, S Furtado, C. Gerrand. What do we know about survivorship after treatment for extremity sarcoma? 2014, A systematic review. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep;40(9):1109-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2014.03.015.
  5. C Gerrand, S. Furtado. Issues of Survivorship and Rehabilitation in soft tissue sarcoma, Clinical Oncology , Volume 29 , Issue 8 , 538 - 545
  6. Abstract of “Survivorship after Bone and Soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities” – A Systematic Review of the literature. for publication in the CTOS program for the 17th Annual Meeting  Authors: Tat C. Ng Kee Kwong2, Sherron Furtado1, Craig Gerrand
  7. Abstract of “Wide variation in Limb fitting services for sarcoma amputees in England: A National Audit of outcomes” Authors: Sherron Furtado, Craig Gerrand and Shona Murray, published in the CTOS program for the 18th Annual Meeting.
  8. Laboratory based assessment of physical functioning after treatment for sarcoma using a triaxial accelerometer – A feasibility study - S.Furtado, A.Godfrey, B.Galna, C.Tseminidis, N.Rutter, T.Ploetz, D.Jameson, L.Rochester, C.Gerrand – Presented and Published in EMSOS, BSG 2015
  9. Evaluating physical activity in the community after sarcoma treatment using triaxial accelerometry. A new paradigm for outcome assessment? - S.Furtado, A.Godfrey, B.Galna, C.Tseminidis, N.Rutter, T.Ploetz, D.Jameson, L.Rochester, C.Gerrand - Published in EMSOS, BSG 2015.

Other Relevant Experience: Podium and/or Poster Presentation: European Musculoskeletal Oncology Meet (EMSOS) 2013,2014, 2015 held in Sweden, Austria and Greece respectively, Children with Cancer event – Presented Poster in House of Lords, London, UK. British Sarcoma Group Conference 2013, 2014 and 2015, British Orthopaedic Society Oncology Meet (B.O.O.S), Led National Patient Public Involvement Workshop at Bone Cancer Research Trust Conference (BCRT). Led Patient and Professional workshop at BCRT conference. International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR) 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Research training: Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Informed Consent. Basic statistics, Basic and advanced SPSS workshops, Searching Library databases