Professor Mason qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine, completing his orthopaedic training in Wales before moving to Liverpool as a consultant specialising in Major trauma and foot and ankle surgery.
Before joining Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Mason completed British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society travelling fellowships in the University of Utah, Salt Lake City and Carl Gustav Carus University, Dresden, Germany. In Liverpool, Professor Mason obtained the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Gold Fellowship Award.
Professor Mason’s pioneering research has become nationally and internationally recognised, winning 24 national and international prizes in the last 9 years. He ahs been awarded the Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons in 202 for his work on ankle fractures, the Robert Jones gold medal and Association prize in 2017 for his work on the evolution of the foot and the Jaques Duparc prize from EFFORT for his work on discovery of a new foot ligament. Professor Mason has won the Chan Chen memorial prize, the highest award from the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society on 3 separate occasions. IN 2023, Professor mason achieved a National Clinical Impact Award Level 1 for contribution to safe and high quality care and improvement of NHS Services.
Professor Mason is a Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool, where he is the undergraduate lead in Musculoskeletal disease and Orthopaedics for the School of Medicine. Furthermore, Professor Mason is a respected National educator, as an invited faculty member for courses by the British Orthopaedic Association, Royal College of Surgeons and British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Professor Mason previously sat on the council for the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society as the Clinical Practice Committee Chair, taking responsibility for the National Foot and Ankle registry. Professor Mason is still co-opted to the committee in his role working with NHS England