Leela is Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Manchester Foundation Trust and Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Manchester. Her clinical and research interests include articular cartilage injury and repair, knee arthroplasty and trauma. She has published over 70 scientific articles and is a contributing author to Grays Anatomy and Rockwood and Green. Leela is a Clinical Lead for the Knee section of the Bone and Joint Journal, supervises higher degrees in Manchester, is External Examiner for Orthopaedic Higher degrees at Warwick University and was Edinburgh ESSQ and ChM Orthopaedic Tutor of the Year in 2013. She is chairman of the ICRS Registry Committee, member of the ICRS Regulatory Committee and Convenor of the Edinburgh Cartilage Symposium.