Mr William Dunnet completed his basic medical training at Cambridge University Medical School and Guy's Hospital. His interest in knee surgery developed during general training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and King's College Hospital, London.
After Mr Dunnet had finished his general orthopaedic training he spent one year in Australia studying at the Institute of Orthopaedics in Melbourne and the North Sydney Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Centre; both units specialised in reconstructive and replacement surgery of the knee. Working with the premiership Australian Rules players gave him insight into the special demands of the elite athlete.
Mr Dunnet completed his training in the Hand unit at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. The Queen Victoria hospital is renowned for the pioneering work performed upon the World War 2 fighter pilots (the Guinea Pig club).