Stuart Callary

Stuart Callary

Senior Medical Scientist

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Stuart Callary leads the Orthopaedic Safety Quality Assurance and Research (SQAR) unit across The University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital. Dr Callary is currently an Early-Mid Career Research Fellow funded from The Hospital Research Foundation Group (2022-2025).

Stuart has developed a broad knowledge and skill set within all aspects of clinical research and is a passionate advocate for translating research findings into improved clinical outcomes that benefit both the health care system and individual patients. Working alongside clinicians, nurses, allied health, scientists and students, he has applied novel musculoskeletal imaging techniques to assess the outcomes of patients who have undergone lower limb surgery.

His research program has focused on improving the outcomes of patients undergoing hip replacement surgery. Improving implant performance is crucial to reducing the need for further revision surgery. Stuart monitors implant performance and patient outcomes through the development and application of medical imaging and digital technologies. In particular, Stuart is recognised as an International leader of Radiostereometric Analysis (RSA) methodology and applications. RSA is a 3D radiographic measurement technique, to accurately monitor implant movement, spinal fusion, tendon lengthening and fracture fixation.

Stuart is a Board Member of the International Radiostereometry Society (https://radiostereometry.org/about-us/society-board/) and Secretary-elect for the Australia New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society (ANZORS).

We have a number of research projects available for students and clinicians to participate in, please contact me for further details (stuart.callary@adelaide.edu.au). 

Student Projects 2023
Investigators Project Title Begin PhD/Masters/Honours/Year 3
Callary, Solomon Can the stability of implants within severe bone defects be improved? 2025 PhD; Masters; Honours
Callary Can measurements of acetabular version be adjusted to correct for the projectional change of pelvic tilt in AP radiographs? 2025 PhD; Masters; Honours
Callary, Sharma Does micronutrient status effect bone quality? 2025 PhD; Masters; Honours
Callary Have the cost of Primary and Revision THR surgery changed over time? 2024  Honours; Year 3
Callary, Sharma Identifying pre-operative patient parameters that predict long term outcomes in hip arthroplasty  2024 PhD; Masters; Honours

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Grant Funding 2022 onwards

Early-Mid Career Research Fellowship, The Hospital Research Foundation Group (Callary SA) 2022-2025. $390,000           

Characterise gut microflora in PJI patients (Ramasamy B, Solomon LB, Sharma D, Callary SA, Ramadass B) Early Grant Development Award, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Adelaide Medical School 2023. $40,000

Next Generation Sequencing as a Precision Medicine Tool in the Treatment and Management of Patients with Prosthetic Joint Infection (Solomon LB, Ramasamy B, Nelson, R, Atkins G. Associate Investigators: Sharma D, Warner M, Ramadass B, Callary SA).  CALHN CEO Clinical Rapid Implementation Project Scheme. 2023-2025 $200,315

Understanding the Role of Nutrition in Bone Quality in Orthopaedic Patients (Sharma D, Solomon LB, Furst C, Callary SA). Synergia Life Sciences. 2022. $53,200

Is gut dysbiosis responsible for prosthetic joint infections? (Ramasamy B, Solomon LB, Ramadass B, Sharma D, Atkins G, Callary SA) Australian Orthopaedic Association. 2023. $30,000

Improving the understanding of pathology, functional implications, and costs of prosthetic joint infections in SA and NT: Clinical Data Component (Solomon LB, Atkins G, Nelson R, Callary SA, Clothier R, Campbell D) Health Services Charitable Gift Board, 2022-23. $33,489

Wearable activity monitors to support clinical COTR research studies (Thewlis D, Solomon LB, Callary S, Sharma D) University of Adelaide Infrastructure Grant. 2022. $13,958

Cadaveric Investigation of Knee Stability after Total Knee Replacement (Solomon LB, Callary SA, Al-Dirin R, Martelli S, Bucci F, Taylor M).  Zimmer Biomet. 2021-2022. $127,000

Automated Hip Implant Migration System. (Al Sawari S, Smith P, Solomon LB, Callary SA) Commercial Accelerator Scheme (CAS) funding, The University of Adelaide, 2022. $120,000

Does Vitamin K deficiency affect femoral bone quality? (Sharma D, Solomon LB, Furst C, Callary SA). The Bone Health Foundation, 2022. $25,000

High speed cameras and Mimics module for COTR Biomechanics (Quarrington R, Jones C, Thewlis D, Freeman B, Callary S) University of Adelaide Infrastructure Grant. 2021-2022. $120,000

Machining equipment and 3D printer for COTR Biomechanics (Quarrington R, Thewlis D, Solomon LB, Freeman B, Callary S) University of Adelaide Infrastructure Grant. 2021-2022. $6,397

Improving the understanding of pathology, functional implications, and costs of prosthetic joint infections in SA and NT: CALHN PJI Registry Component (Atkins G, Callary SA, Clothier R, Solomon LB)  Health Services Charitable Gift Board, 2021-22. $41,228

Omni International BR24 Elite Cryo Milling System Equipment (Atkins G, Callary SA, Solomon LB) Health Services Charitable Gift Board, 2022. $47,300

Mary Overton Early Career Research Fellowship, Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund (Callary SA) 2020-2022. $252,000         

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Principal Supervisor The role of radiostereometric analysis in the safe introduction of orthopaedic implants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joseph Femia
    2023 Principal Supervisor Improving the outcomes of complex revision total hip arthroplasty Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Taisha Marie D'Apollonio
    2022 Principal Supervisor Improving the surveillance of orthopaedic implants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chan Hee Cho
    2022 Principal Supervisor Cost Analysis of Revision Total Hip Replacement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Aaron Scott Hammat
    2022 Co-Supervisor Risk factors for re-infection in two-staged total hip replacement revision Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Mr Ameya Bhanushali
    2022 Co-Supervisor The role of acetabular cup medialisation in revision hip arthroplasty. Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Dr David Ngo
    2020 Principal Supervisor Improving the assessment of peri-prosthetic bone quality and prosthesis contact after total hip arthroplasty Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Thomas Stewart Robertson
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Acetabular Component Migration Following Revision Total Hip Replacement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr John Matthew Abrahams
    2009 - 2015 External Supervisor A Comparison of Wear of 36mm and 28mm Metal-on-Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Articulations in Primary Total Hip Replacements Master of Surgery Master Part Time Dr Mario Giuseppe Tedesco Zotti
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - ongoing External Supervisor Rapid patient-specific model development for large acetabular defect hip joint replacement surgery The University of Melbourne - Doctorate Full Time Daniel Hopkins
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Improving the in vivo imaging of hip replacements to assess the implant bone interface The University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Belinda Jenkins
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Cost analysis of revision arthroplasty surgery in South Australia The University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Aaron Hammat
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Do patient functional outcomes improve after total hip replacement surgery? The University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Chan Hee Cho
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Assessing The Bone-Cement Interface From Micro-CT Datasets Of Implanted Femoral Stems Flinders University - Honours Full Time Miró Van Rensburg
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Retrospective review of peri-prosthetic femoral fractures following primary total hip replacement The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Darcy Noll
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Measuring acetabular coverage on supine and standing radiographs in dysplastic hips The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Amey Bahnushali
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Migration of highly porous acetabular components The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Thomas Robertson
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2019 - 2020 Assessing changes in peri-prosthetic bone stiffness over time Royal Adelaide Hospital Zeng (Michael) Yi
    2019 - 2020 Radiostereometric Analysis Allows Assessment of the Stability and Inducible Displacement of Pelvic Ring Disruptions during Healing Royal Adelaide Hospital Andreas Ladurner
    2018 - 2018 The variation in hip stability measurements between supine and standing radiographs of dysplastic hips Royal Adelaide Hospital Martin Beck
    2018 - 2019 Cemented Revision Hip Arthroplasty With Femoral Impaction Bone Grafting Royal Adelaide Hospital Mukai Chimutengwende-Gordon
    2018 - 2018 Acetabular Component Migration Measured Using Radiostereometric Analysis Following Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Royal Adelaide Hospital Huang Qiang
    2018 - ongoing Radiographic loosening definitions used following revision total hip replacement surgery Royal Adelaide Hospital Sung Won Jang
    2017 - 2019 Accuracy of EBRA‐cup measurements after reconstruction of severe acetabular defects at revision THR Royal Adelaide Hospital Joseph Hewett
    2016 - 2017 The diagnostic performance of radiographic criteria to detect aseptic acetabular component loosening after revision total hip arthroplasty Royal Adelaide Hospital Young Sung Kim
    2016 - 2016 Proximal translation of > 1 mm within the first two years of revision total hip arthroplasty correctly predicts whether or not an acetabular component is loose in 80% of cases: a case-control study with confirmed intra-operative outcomes. Royal Adelaide Hospital Carmine De Iesso
  • Position: Senior Medical Scientist
  • Phone: 7074227
  • Email: stuart.callary@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Royal Adelaide Hospital, floor 5E
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialities

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