A PhD research degree offers you the opportunity to spend an extended period working on an advanced topic
Here at the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery we have a long tradition in supervising postgraduate research leading to PhD research degrees in a wide-ranging choice of subject matters. We can achieve this by using the state-of-the-art motion and gait analysis laboratories at the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR), the impressive 32 meter sports laboratory, the sub-specialties within the TORT Centre and collaboration with other University of Dundee Schools and the NHS.
PhD candidates get the opportunity to present their research at conferences around the world.
|If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with us please take a look over the list below of previous PhDs carried out within the department since 2006. Please feel free to email Professor Rami Abboud to discuss your area of interest.|
(1) An investigation of the effects of plantar foot pressures on the microcirculation of the foot in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (full-time in collaboration with Queen Margaret University) - Santos D (self-funded), completed September 2006 (Supervisors: Carline T, Abboud RJ)
(2) Changes in EMG of the lower limb and plantar foot pressure measurement using proprioceptive-cortical MBT-training in healthy and type 1 diabetic patients (part-time) - Matzler M (self-funded), completed May 2009 (Supervisor: Abboud RJ)
(3) An investigation of the flow and penetration properties of polymethyl-methacrylate bone cement when subject to mechanical vibration (full-time) - Talih S (self-funded), completed May 2009 (Supervisors: Drew TS, Abboud RJ)
(4) Examination of the impact of altering the osteotomy retroversion angle in humeral head arthroplasty on glenohumeral joint biomechanics (part-time along with MBChB) - Harold F (self-funded), completed April 2010 (Supervisors: Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ)
(5) Biomechanical evaluation and modelling of orthotic treatment in patients with foot valgus deformity - Black M (self-funded), completed May 2010 (Supervisor: Abboud RJ)
(6) Three-dimensional, vertical plus shear, pressure measurement system for clinical use (part-time) - Arnold GP (member of staff), completed July 2010 (Supervisor: Abboud RJ)
(7) Biomechanical assessment using plantar pressure analysis and electromyography (EMG) for the prevention of ulceration in diabetic patients (full-time) - Rajput B (EPSRC funded), completed August 2010 (Supervisor: Abboud RJ)
(8) The design of a dynamic 3D CAD foot system for orthosis/footwear treatment of foot disorders (full-time) - Tabet A (self-funded), completed September 2010 (Supervisor: Abboud RJ, Trucco E)
World renowned lab facilities at your disposal at IMAR.
(9) The design of a system to assess proprioception and muscle reaction during walking: an insight towards the design of a clever shoe (full-time) - Dahrouj A (self-funded), completed September 2011 (Supervisors: Abboud RJ, Drew TS)
(10) Three dimensional gait analysis of patients with hip osteoarthritis managed by hip surgeries (full-time) – Wasim Raza S (self-funded) completed October 2013 (Supervisors: Wang W, Nassif M, Abboud RJ)
(11) The effect of pressure on microvascular function in the diabetic foot (part-time) - Flynn L (self-funded) completed January 2014 (Supervisors: Abboud RJ, Khan F)
(12) The effect of intensive sports training on the growth plate and subsequent development of long bones (full-time) - Stephen A (collaborative project with CAHID, ISE and Rangers Football Club), completed January 2014 (Supervisors: Black S, Abboud RJ)
(13) The efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) when it is applied on a specific acupuncture points on a patient with osteoarthritis of the knee (full-time) - Al-Rashoud A (self-funded) completed September 2014 (Supervisors: Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ)
(14) Understanding and preventing neck injury in rugby players (full-time) (1st September 2010- 31st August 2011), part-time along with MBChB (1st September 2011 -present) - Kuster D (self-funded, ongoing) (Supervisors: Drew TS, Abboud RJ)
(15) Healing bone fractures using gene therapy and dynamic strength analysis of the healed bones (full-time) - Guo Q (collaborative project with Shanxi University in China) completed November 2015 (Supervisors: Wang W, Abboud RJ)
(16) Ground reaction forces and control of centre of mass motion during gait: implications for intervention in cerebral palsy gait (part time) – Gibbs S (member of staff) completed January 2015 (Supervisors: Wang W, Meadows B, Arnold GP)
(17) Assessment of the impact of loading pressure on endothelial function in diabetic foot (full-time) - Edris R (self-funded, ongoing) (Supervisors: Abboud RJ, Khan F)
(18) Diagnosis of hallux valgus using foot pressure measurement platforms as an alternative for radiographic assessment (full-time) - Alzahrani R (Saudi government-funded, in collaboration with CAHID, ongoing) (Supervisors: Abboud RJ, Wilkinson T (CAHID), Harrold F)
(19) Clinical gait analysis of patients with cerebral palsy using musculoskeletal computer modelling techniques (full time) – Al Khashram NA (Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau, on-going) (Supervisors: Arnold GP, Wang W)
PhD candidates experiencing the pride and joy of Graduation Day!