Professor Rami J. Abboud

Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching; Head of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery; Director of Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR)

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Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Tayside Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology (TORT) Centre
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
University of Dundee

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+(44) 01382 383502

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Professor Rami Abboud has been actively involved and played an instrumental role in the development, progress and resulting successes of the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at the University of Dundee since joining the department in 1988.

As a graduate in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1988, Professor Abboud continued his postgraduate studies and obtained an MSc and PhD in Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering in the field of musculoskeletal biomechanics and motion analysis at the University of Dundee in 1989 and 1995 respectively.

Professor Abboud has progressed from being a Postgraduate Student to Research Assistant (1993) to Lecturer and Director of the Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) Course (1996) to Senior Lecturer (2002) and subsequently to a Professor and Head of Department (2007). His roles as Finance Manager (since 1998), Deputy Head of Department (2001-2003), Acting Head of Department (2003-2007), and Head of Department (2007-present) allowed him to strategically develop and invest in the main core of the department’s activities namely taught courses (in-house and distance learning), and in research in founding, developing and leading the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR) (2003 - present) that has evolved to become one of the leading facilities in the world for motion analysis and biomechanical research. IMAR’s facilities have allowed him and his team the opportunity to expand their activities into a multidisciplinary portfolio of teaching and research, collaborating with a diverse range of disciplines from medicine and allied health professionals to science and engineering as well as art and choreography. His research portfolio focusses on alleviating pain, enhancing quality of life and performance.

Professor Abboud served as the 1st College Lead for International Affairs (2008 - 2010) and Chairman of the School of Medcine Undergraduate Intercalated BMSc Honours Degree between 2002 and 2015, and demit post when appointed Associated Dean for Learning & Teaching. The intercalated degree flourished under his leadership and has seen an increase in courses on offer from 7 to 14 associated with an increase of medical students intercalating from 15 to 100 students. Professor Abboud was appointed the Deputy Director of the Medical Education Institute (MEI) and the Director of its Postgraduate Education (2011-2015). In 2015, Professor Abboud was appointed Associate Dean for Learning & Teaching and Head of Postgraduate Division at the School of Medicine.

Professor Abboud has been an elected member of the University Senate since 1996 and was elected by the Academic Council to the University governing body, Court, in 2004 and 2007 respectively, and in 2011 for a further 4 years by the University Senate, serving a record 11 years as an elected member of Court. Professor Abboud serves on numerous other committees within the University and respective Societies.

Professor Abboud has been a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Foot Journal since 1998 and the Foot and Ankle Surgery (2009-2013). In January 2007, he was invited by the China Instrument and Control Society to be the foreign member for the Editorial Committee of the Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument and was promoted to Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Professor Abboud is a regular reviewer to over 15 peer-review journals. In January 2013, Professor was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Foot for a period of 5 years, and has been renewed for a further 5 years starting January 2018.

Professor Abboud qualified as a certified accredited mediator, trained by Catalyst Mediation, in 2008, and was a member of the Scottish Mediation Network until 2015.

Professor Abboud’s dedication towards teaching, research and training was recognised in 2011 by the award of a rare accolade, Honorary Fellow, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England which was formally recognised at the College’s Awards Ceremony on 18th January 2012. The number of living non-medically qualified Honorary Fellows shall not exceed 30 at any one time; a rare accolade that is usually awarded to internationally recognised figures in their particular speciality. 

In June 2017, Professor Abboud received the University of Dundee most prestigious award, The Chancellor's Award, for his outstanding contributions to teaching at the University with a unanimous decision. Nominations are evaluated by a panel of peers drawn from senior colleagues from every school across the institution, professional services and DUSA. Successful nominees represent the very best teaching practice at the University, which is not only excellent but deemed to be outstanding in five categories: impact, sustainable change, enhancement to practice, support for transformational learning and the establishment of a legacy for practice.

The research programme that Professor Abboud established on Biomechanics and Motion Analysis in the late 1980s led in 1993 to the foundation of the Foot Pressure Analysis Lab/Clinic and subsequently in 2003 to IMAR taking the leading role as founder, director and honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist at NHS Tayside. IMAR's main goal is to promote excellence in teaching and research and to provide a comprehensive clinical service in the fields of Motion Analysis and Biomechanics. The research focuses on important aspects of daily activities in relation to posture, movement and ergonomics, with emphasis placed on sports and disability. The overall aim is to alleviate pain, correct deformity and enhance performance. Professor Abboud supervised over 100 students in all degrees (BMSc, MCh Orth, MSc, MD, PhD) so far with over 75 published peer-reviewed papers, over 50 keynote lectures and over 200 conference papers have thus far been published and presented at national and international conferences as an outcome of the research undertaken by our BMScMCh OrthMSc, MD and PhD students at IMAR.

Throughout his career and since his appointment in 1996 as an academic member of staff at the University of Dundee, Professor Abboud has taken a leading role in developing and sustaining successful undergraduate and postgraduate courses and has supervised over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. Some of his learning & teaching roles are:

A pilot biomechanical assessment of curling deliveries: is toe sliding more likely to cause knee injury than flatfoot sliding?
BMJ Open Sports medicine (2017), doi 10.1136/bmjsem-2017-00021 Robertson I, Arnold GP, Wang W, Drew TS, Nasir S, MacDonald C, Abboud RJ.


The effect of perindopril on postural instability in older people with a history of falls: a randomised control trial
Age & Ageing (2017), (in press) Sumukadas D, Price RJG, McMurdo MET, Rauchhaus P, McSwiggan SJ, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Witham MD.


A comparison of branded rugby head guards on their effectiveness in reducing impact on the head
University of Glasgow Medical Research Society (GMRS) 6th National Conference (2017), November 4th Frizzell E, Arnold GP, Wang W, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.


Forensic gait analysis: A primer for courts
The Royal Society, ISBN 9781782523024 (2017), 1-33 Black, S., Wall, M., Abboud, R., Baker, R., Stebbins, J..


Effect of vitamin K on vascular health and physical function in older people with vascular disease–a randomised controlled trial
Journal of Nutrician, Health and Aging (2016), Volume 20, Issue 3, 1 March, 325-333 Fulton RL, McMurdo MET, Aill A, Abboud RJ, Arnold GP, Struthers AD, Khan F, Vermeer C, Knapen MHJ, Drummen NEA, Witham MD.


Investigation into the effect of ankle braces on range of motion and peroneus longus activity
INSPIRE National Intercaltors Research Conference (2016), Cullen F, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Analysis of hand pressure in different crutch lengths and upper-limb movements during crutch walking
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. (2016), 53C, 59-66. Sherif S, Hasan S, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


Assessment of the impact of loading pressure on endothelial function in diabetic foot
Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK (2016), Third place awarded for non-lab based research poster. Edris RG, Khan F, Abboud RJ.


Comparison of plantar pressure distribution between hallux valgus and normal feet using foot pressure platform
Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK (2016), First Prize for non-lab based research poster. Alzahrani RE, Wilkinson T, Harrold F, Abboud RJ.


Analysis of hand pressures related to wheelchair rim sizes and upper limb movement
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (2015), 45-52 Kabra C, Jaiswal R, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


Footwear in rock climbing: current practice
The Foot (2015), Volume 25, Issue 3, 1 September, 152-158 McHenry RD, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


The effect of knee pads on volleyball athletes
Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club (TORC) Meeting, University of Dundee, UK (2015), Lawrie H, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Kinematical analysis of the trunk, upper limbs and fingers during minimal access surgery when using an armrest
Taylor & Francis Online (2015), DOI:10.1080/00140139.2015.1039603 Jafri M, Brown S, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


Analysis of hand pressures related to wheelchair rim sizes and upper-limb movement
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. (2015), 47, 45-52 Kabra C, Jaiswal R, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W..


A lower limb biomechanical model without using wand-markers for motion analysis during walking and running
Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering (2015), 13(5): 383-390. Ghaffar M, Raza S, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


The use of the Fastrak system to evaluate the independent movement of ankle, subtalar and midtarsal joints during walking
Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (2014), 13(7): 08-13 Sayaji SV, Bhmre SV, Abboud RJ, Arnold GP.


Dynamic 3D shape of the plantar surface of the foot using coded structured light: a technical report
Journal of Foot & Ankle Research (2014), 7:5 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-7-5 Thabet AK, Trucco E, Salvi J, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Analysis of foot pressure variation with change in stride length
IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences. (2014), Vol 13, Issue 10 Ver. IV, pp:46-51 Shinde CV, Wang W, Abboud RJ..


Dynamic pressure effect on horse and horse rider during riding
Sports Engineering (2014), Volume 17, Issue 3, September, 143-150 Nicol G, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Let your child walk better: comparison of pelvic movements during walking in patients with cerebral palsy pre- and post-treatment
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (ESMAC) (2013), Glasgow, Scotland Saindane N, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


All work and no play: does this make Jack a tall boy? The influence of exercise on gait biomechanics
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (ESMAC) (2013), Glasgow, Scotland Stephen AE, Oliver B, Gandy SJ, Cavin I, Arnold GP, Ewing B, Black SM, Abboud RJ.


Energy consumption during simulated minimal access surgery with and without using an armrest
Surgical Endoscopy (2013), 27:971-977 Jafri M, Brown S, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


Evaluating the outcome of congenital talipesequinovarus treated by the Ponseti method
International Journal of Surgery (2013), Volume 11, Issue 8, Page 64 Yapp L, Maclean J, Abboud RJ.


Mechanisms of cervical spine injury in rugby union: a systematic review of the literature
British Journal of Sports Medicine (2012), 29, 10.1136 Kuster D, Gibson JNA, Abboud RJ, Drew TS.


Keller’s arthroplasty in adults with hallux valgus and hallux rigidus
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2012), 18:34-38 Putti AB, Pande S, Adam RF, Abboud RJ.


Assessment of talipes equinovarus treated by Ponseti technique: three-year preliminary report
The Foot (2012), 22:90-94 Yapp LZ, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, MacLean JGB, Abboud RJ.


Studded and bladed football boots: which one to trust?
ESM Conference, Aalborg, Denmark (2012), Bhutani TS, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Vascular assessment and microcirculation in lower limb wounds
Journal of Wound Technology (2012), 18-24 Flynn L, Abboud RJ, Khan F..


The effect of varying footwear configurations on the Peroneus Longus muscle Function Following Inversion
The Foot (2011), 21(1):31-36 Ramanathan AK, Wallace DT, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


The influence of shoe sole’s varying thickness on lower limb muscle activity
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2011), 17:218-223 Ramanathan AK, Parish EJ, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Classification Of The Reduced Vertical Component Of The Ground Reaction Force In Late Stance In Cerebral Palsy Gait
Gait & Posture (2011), 34: 370-373 Williams SE, Gibbs S, Meadows CB, Abboud RJ.


Assessment of talipes equinovarus treated by Ponseti technique: phase IV
Japanese Paediatric Society (2011), Shafi M, Maclean JGB, Abboud RJ.


Harmful cleats of football boots: a biomechanical evaluation
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2011), 17:140-144 Bentley J, Ramanathan AK, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Does the Oxford Knee Score complement, concur or contradict the American Knee Society Score
Journal of Arthroplasty (2011), Reddy K, Johnston L, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Bilateral simultaneous hip replacement versus bilateral sequential hip replacement: a seven-year data review
Orthopaedic Nursing (2011), 30(2):119-123 Johnston L, Clift BA, Abboud RJ.


Comparison of two actuation systems for laparoscopic surgical manipulators using motion analysis
Surgical Endoscopy (2011), 25, 964-974 Kolwadkar Y, Brown S, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


The use of 3D MRI technology in the evaluation of the growth plates of the knee and ankle
Society for the study of human biology (SSHB), Cambridge, UK (2011), Stephen A, Abboud RJ, Ewing B, Oliver B, Black S.


Normal pressure values and repeatability of the Emed®-st2 system
Gait & Posture (2010), 32:392-394 Maetzler M, Bochdansky T, Abboud RJ.


Clubfoot assessment: the complete IMAR footprint
Orthopaedics & Trauma (2010), 24(4):303-308 Ramanathan AK, Abboud RJ.


Foot pressure differences in men and women
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2010), 16:21-24 Putti AB, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.


A method to calculate the centre of the ankle joint: a comparison with the Vicon® Plug-in-gait Model
Clinical Biomechanics (2010), 25:582-587 Nair SP, Gibbs S, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


Repeatability of the Pedar®-X in-shoe pressure measuring system
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2010), 16(2), pp.70-73 Ramanathan AK, Kiran P, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Objective assessment of the alterations in wrist mobility with the Fastrak® system following dorsal capsulodesis
Hand Surgery (2010), 15(3):237-41 Jariwala AC, Scott I, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.


Differences in foot pressures between Caucasians and Indians
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2010), 16:195-198 Putti AB, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.


Shoes influence lower limb muscle activity and may predispose the wearer to lateral ankle ligament injury
Journal of Orthopaedic Research (2009), 27(3):318-324 Kerr R, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.


Risk of periprosthetic fracture after anterior femoral notching: a nine-year follow-up of 200 Total Knee Arthroplasties
Acta Orthopaedica Belgica (2009), 80(5): 553-556 Gujarathi N, Putti AB, Abboud RJ, MacLean JGB, Espley AJ, Kellett CF.


A new scoring system for the evaluation of Clubfoot: the IMAR-Clubfoot Scale
The Foot (2009), 19:156-160 Ramanathan AK, Herd F, MacNicol M, Abboud RJ.


Is anterior femoral notching in Total Knee Replacement a risk factor for periprosthetic fracture?
American Orthopaedic Association and Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, July (2009), Putti AB, Gujarathi N, Abboud RJ, Maclean JGB, Espley AJ, Kellett CF.


Does mechanical vibration optimize macro-interlock in cemented arthroplasty?
Current Orthopaedic Practice (2009), Volume 20, Issue 3: p285-290 Talih S, Drew TS, Henderson S, Theaker E, Abboud RJ.


Off-the-shelf in-shoe heel inserts: does cost matter?
British Journal of Sports Medicine (2008), 42:750-752 Ramanathan AK, John MC, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.


Sensory motor training for active completion of osteopathic treatment
Phys Med Rehab Kuror (2008), 18:203-206 Maetzler M, Bochdansky T, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.


The effects of off-the-shelf in-shoe heel inserts on forefoot plantar pressure
Gait & Posture (2008), 28:533-537 Ramanathan AK, John MC, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.


Do you get value for money when you buy an expensive pair of running shoes?
British Journal of Sports Medicine (2008), 42:189-193 Clinghan R, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.


Foot pressures in Clubfoot: the development of an objective assessment tool
The Foot (2008), 18:99-105 Herd F, Ramanathan AK, Cochrane L, Macnicol M, Abboud RJ.


Normal pressure values and the repeatability of the Emed® system
Gait & Posture (2008), 27(3):501-505 Putti AB, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.


The Pedar® system: normal in-shoe pressure values during gait
Clinical Biomechanics (2008), 23:688 Putti AB, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.


A comparative study between two pressure mapping systems: FSA versus Novel Pliance
Clinical Biomechanics (2008), Volume 23, Issue 5, Pages 669670 Cochrane L, Fergus K, Arnold GP, Bardsley G, Abboud RJ.


The use of in-shoe pressure analysis in the evaluation of running shoes
Clinical Biomechanics (2008), Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.


The Evidence for Orthopaedic Surgery (Edited by Limb D, Hay SM)
TFM Publishing (2007), Chapter 24 pp291-304, ISBN-1903378362 Abboud RJ, Gibbs S, Rowley DI.


Adapting the Fastrak® system for three-dimensional measurement of the wrist motion for clinical use
The Journal of Hand Surgery (2007), 32(6):700-4 Wigderowitz CA, Scott I, Jariwala AC, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.


Normal pressure values and repeatability of the Emed®-st4 system
Gait & Posture (2007), 27:501-505 Putti AB, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.


Do patients with diabetes wear the correct sized shoes for their feet?
International Journal of Clinical Practice (2007), 61(11):1900-1904 Harrison SJ, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ, Leese GP.


The Pedar® in-shoe pressure system: repeatability and normal pressure values
Gait & Posture (2007), 25: 401-405 Putti AB, Arnold GP, Cochrane L, Abboud RJ.


The Runners Foot (Edited by Erik Hohmann and Andreas Imhoff)
Steinkopff Verlag, Darmstadt (2006), Chapter 4 pp44-60 ISBN-9783798516496 Abboud RJ, Gibbs S. Der Fuß des Läufers .


Dorsal capsulodesis for scapholunate instability: effect on patient disability and wrist pain
Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume) (2006), 31(3):311-6 Konduru RS, Scott I, Mehdi R, Dent JA, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.


Three-dimensional measurement of wrist movement: adaptation and calibration of the Fastrak® system
Journal of Biomechanics (2006), (Suppl 1), 79 Scott I, Arnold GP, Jariwala A, Cochrane L, Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ.


Prescribing a website
Scottish Medical Journal (2005), 50(4):169-71 Jariwala AC, Paterson CR, Cochrane L, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.


The need for biomechanical evaluation in the assessment of clubfoot
The Foot (2004), 14, 72-76 Herd F, Macnicol M, Abboud RJ.


Clinical Audit and for Healthcare Professionals
Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) (2004), Drew TS, Christie IS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.


Patients and the Internet: a demographic study of a cohort of orthopaedic out-patients
The Surgeon, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh & Ireland (2004), 103-106 Jariwala AC, Kandaswamy MS, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.


Load threshold during walking
2nd Clinical Biomechanics Conference (2004), Rao DV, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.


Common ignorance, major problem: the role of footwear in plantar fasciitis
The Foot (2004), 14:214-218 Rajput B, Abboud RJ.


Clinical foot pressure analysis and clinical gait analysis: the common denominator
Journal of Foot Surgery (2003), Abboud RJ, Gibbs S.


A modular device to measure the effects of plantar foot pressures on the microcirculation of the heel
The Foot (2003), 30-38 Santos D, Carline T, Richmond R, Abboud RJ.


A review of the effects of external pressure on skin blood flow
The Foot (2003), 185-189 Santos D, Carline T, Richmond R, Abboud RJ.


Relevant foot biomechanics
Current Orthopaedics (2002), 16:165-179 Abboud RJ.


Implant arthroplasty of the hallux metatarsophalangeal joint
The Foot (2002), 1-9 Fadel GE, Abboud RJ, Rowley DI.


Prevention of foot ulceration in diabetic patients: the way forward
Global Health Care (2002), 62-66 Abboud RJ.


Hallux metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: various techniques
The Foot (2002), 88-96 Fadel GE, Rowley DI, Abboud RJ.


Project Planning and Organisation
(2001), ISBN 1-903562-10-4, Drew TS, Rowley DI, Abboud RJ.


Lower limb muscle dysfunction may contribute to foot ulceration in diabetic patients
Clinical Biomechanics (2000), 37-45 RJ Abboud, DI Rowley, RW Newton.


The development of a three plane system for the measurement of the ankle/sub-talar joint complex in gait
The Foot (1999), 31-39 Rendall GC, Abboud RJ.


A direct method for quantitative measurement of ankle proprioception
The Foot (1999), March 1999, Pages 27-30 Abboud RJ, Agarwal SK, Rendall GC, Rowley DI.


The role of micro-engineering in pedobarography
The Foot (1999), 79-83 Gallagher M, Abboud RJ, Keatch RP, Lawrenson B, Pridham MS.


Reliability of open kinetic chain subtalar joint measurement
The Foot (1997), 128-134 Weiner Ogilvie S, Rendall GC, Abboud RJ.


Use of an in-shoe pressure system to investigate the effect of two clinical treatment methods for metatarsalgia
The Foot (1994), 204-208 McLauchlan PT, Abboud RJ, Rendall GC, Rowley DI.


Quantitative study of the effectiveness of conservative treatment in metatarsalgia
Gait & Posture (1994), Abboud RJ, McLaughlan PT, Rowley DI.


Establishing state of motion through two-dimensional footprint analysis: a pilot study
2nd Academic Week at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (2016), Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, MacDonald C, Abboud RJ.

Humeral Head replacement does it work? A kinematic study of shoulder motion following copeland shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty
International Society of Biomechanics Conference, Glasgow. (2015), Jariwala AC, Hyndman I, Johnston LR, Wang W, Arnold GP, Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ.

Gait according to your blood vessels
12th Staffordshire International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics, Stoke-on-Trent, UK. (2014), Johnstone AJ, Arnold GP, Griffiths G, Nagy J, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

Dundee Netball: Could the surface be blamed?
12th Staffordshire International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics, Stoke-on-Trent, UK. (2014), Corner J, Arnold GP, Wang W, Gibbs I, Abboud RJ.

A motion simulation and biomechanical analysis of the shoulder joint using a whole human model
The 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (2011), Vol.4:2290-2294 Sen S, Abboud RJ, Ming D, Wan B, Liao Y, Gong Q, Wang W.

The effect of upper body mechanics on the golf swing.
8th Staffordshire International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics, Stoke-on-Trent, UK (2010), Mehdian R, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Gibbs S, Wang W, RJ Abboud.

MBT shoes: effect on gait, posture and pressure distribution
8th Staffordshire International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics, Stoke-on-Trent, UK (2010), Buchan S, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Matzler M, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

A clinically specific model for analysing multi-joint kinematics in the foot and its validation
6th World Congress of Biomechanics (2010), Sharafeldin K, Abboud RJ, Wang W.

Selection of major parameters for patients with cerebral palsy and healthy adults in gait analysis using principal component analysis
6th World Congress of Biomechanics (2010), Khan F, Abboud RJ, Wang W.

A model to calculate the joint movements and forces in the foot.
IEEE 2009 9th International Conference on Electronic Measurement and Instruments (2009), Vol.4:532-536 Yalamanchili S, Abboud RJ, Wang W.

New resolutions for new resolution cameras.
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children, London (2009), Gibbs S, Abboud RJ.

Do shoes expose wearers to lateral ankle injury?
8th Clinical Movement Analysis Society (CMAS) (2009), Kerr R, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ.

Joint powers in the lower limbs for patients with cerebral palsy before and after botulinum toxin injection
European Society for Movement analysis in children (ESMAC) (2009), Kapoor S, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ, Wang W.

Comparison of knee flexion parameters between pre- and post-botulinum toxin injections into rectus femoris in Cerebral Palsy
7th Clinical Biomechanics (2009), Ijaz A, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ, Wang W.

Comparison of the kinetic data from two different Vicon® systems: MX-13 and MX-F40
7th Clinical Biomechanics (2009), Morrison RJM, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ, Wang W, Arnold GP.

A comparative study between blades and studs In football boots
ESM International Conference on load distribution (2008), Ramanthan AK, Bentley JA, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

The effect of vibration on bone-cement interface in cemented hip arthroplasty to withstand load transferred between the bone and cement
ESM International Conference on Load Distribution (2008), Talih S, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Comparison of kinematic data from two 3D Vicon® camera systems.
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (2008), Bucknall V, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ.

Running the extra mile
Leiden International Medical Student Conference "key to the future" (2007), Clinghan R, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

Shoes: do they protect or damage our feet?
Leiden International Medical Student Conference "key to the future" (2007), Parish E, Wallace D, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

Running the extra mile
18th European Students' Conference (2007), Clinghan R, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

The use of in-shoe pressure analysis in the evaluation of running shoes
EMED Scientific Meeting (2006), Clinghan R, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Mechanical characteristics of lower limbs during walking for children with Cerebral Palsy
World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Manivelavan S, Wang W, Gibbs S, Cochrane L, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.

Clinical measurement of wrist motion using a three-dimensional electromagnetic goniometer
British Orthopaedic Research Society, Southampton, England (2006), Jariwala A, Scott I, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

The development of a simple biomechanical model for the rotator cuff
5th World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Wadha M, Drew TS, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

Pot bellies and motion analysis: development and validation of a novel lower limb model for use in centrally obese patients
World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Rajput B, Wang W, Gibbs S, Cochrane L, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.

Evaluation of the Gaitrite® system versus the Vicon® systems
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (2006), Rao PS, Gibbs S, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.

How long do insoles last: a simulation study
5th World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Birudavolu C, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Assessment and comparison of shoulder movements using the Fastrak® and Vicon® systems
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (ESMAC) (2006), Ahmad S, Arnold GP, Cochrane L, Wang W, Abboud RJ, Gibbs S.

The effect of shoes on ankle injuries
5th World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Kerr R, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Are expensive training shoes worth the cost? Phase 2
4th Clinical Biomechanics Conference (2006), Clinghan R, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Spare tyre? Development and validation of a novel lower limb model for use in centrally obese patients
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (2006), Rajput B, Wang W, Gibbs S, Cochrane L, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.

Do running shoes go the distance?
International Society of Prosthetists and orthotists (2006), Clinghan R, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

The effect of shoe sole thickness on lower limb muscle activity
International Society of Prosthetists and Orthotists (2006), Wallace D, Parish E, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

Assessment and comparison of shoulder movements using the Fastrak® and Vicon® systems
World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Ahmad S, Arnold GP, Cochrane L, Wang W, Abboud RJ, Gibbs S.

Kinematic and kinetic analysis of the ankle, tarsometatarsal and metatarsophalangeal joints during various modes of gait in normal adults
World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Uttarwar S, Wang W, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ.

Biomechanics and the diabetic foot: a novel approach to measurement
World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Rajput B, Gibbs S, Arnold GP, Wang W, Cochrane L, Leese G, Abboud RJ.

Adapting the Fastrak® system for 3D measurement of wrist motion
XI Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand Congress, Glasgow, Scotland (2006), Jariwala A, Scott I, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

The effect of shoes on lower limb muscle activity
4th Clinical Biomechanics Conference (2006), Kerr R, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Integrating pressure distribution measurements and gait analysis
World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Rajput B, Wang W, Gibbs S, Cochrane L, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.

A comparative study between two pressure mapping systems: FSA versus Novel Pliance
EMED Scientific Meeting, Munich, Germany (2006), Cochrane L, Fergus K, Arnold GP, Bardsley G, Abboud RJ.

Assessing plantar pressure and comfort in various running shoes
International Society of Prosthetists and Orthotists (2005), Clinghan R, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

The first steps: protecting feet from childhood
3rd Clinical Biomechanics Conference (2005), Oparka R, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

A combined bench-top and in-shoe analysis of insole materials
3rd Clinical Biomechanics Conference (2005), Oparka R, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.

Are expensive training shoes worth the cost?
3rd Clinical Biomechanics Conference (2005), Grummitt S, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Prescribing an orthopaedic website
7th Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), Lisbon, Portugal (2005), El-Mahdy R, Scott I, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

The assessment of mechanical properties of insole materials under normal simulated use
International Society of Prosthetists and Orthotists (2005), Birudavolu CR, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Shoes influence lower limb muscle activity and may predispose the wearer to lateral ankle ligament injury
International Society of Prosthetists and Orthotists (2005), Kerr R, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

The assessment of insole materials for clinical applications
Health Foundation Conference (2004), Oparka R, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.

Diagnosis of carpal instability: a review of 25 cases
9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Budapest, Hungary (2004), El-Mahdy, Scott I, Abboud RJ, Dent JA, Wigderowitz CA.

Evaluation of the Gaitrite® system for gait analysis
Clinical Biomechanics (2004), Sharif I, Cochrane LR, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ.

Three-dimensional post-operative evaluation of Blatt’s dorsal capsulodesis
9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Budapest, Hungary (2004), Scott I, El-Mahdy R, Dent JA, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

Comparison of the kinetic data from two different Vicon® systems
Clinical Biomechanics (2004), Morrison RJM, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ, Wang W, Arnold GP.

A new method of 3D assessment of wrist motion
9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Budapest, Hungary (2004), Scott I, Dent JA, Abboud RJ, Konduru S, Wigderowitz CA.

Assessment and prevention of diabetic foot ulceration: the way forward
4th European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2004), Rajput B, Arnold GP, Gibbs S, Leese G, Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ.

The role of foot pressure analysis in clubfoot management
2nd International Clinical Biomechanics Conference, Staffordshire University, England (2004), Herd F, Cochrane L, Macnicol M, Abboud RJ.

Diagnostic analysis of carpal instability: a review of 25 cases
British Society for Surgery of the Hand, London (2003), Wigderowitz CA, El-Mahdy R, Sandeep KR, Scott I, Abboud RJ.

The assessment of the force sensing array for wheelchair pressure mapping
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), Newcastle, England (2003), Fergus K, Bardsley G, Kirkwood C, Cochrane L, Abboud RJ.

Blatt’s capsulodesis with mini-miteks: is it worthwhile?
British Society for Surgery of the Hand, London (2003), Wigderowitz CA, Konduru S, Scott I, Sokhi K, El-Mahdy R, Abboud RJ.

Clubfoot management: biomechanical assessment and the use of orthoses
Internatioal Society for prosthetics and orthotics (ISPO), Newcastle, England (2003), Herd F, Cochrane L, Macnicol M, Abboud RJ.

The development of a new score system for the clinical and biomechanical evaluation of clubfeet
PPP Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland (2003), Herd F, Cochrane L, Macnicol M, Abboud RJ.

Biomechanical evaluation of the wrist using the Fastrak® system
PPP Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland (2003), Scott I, Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ.

Three-dimensional assessment of wrist motion with the Fastrak® system
British Society for Surgery of the Hand, London (2003), Wigderowitz CA, Scott I, El-Mahdy R, Konduru S, Abboud RJ.

FSA wheelchair pressure mapping: a clinical tool?
PPP Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland (2003), Fergus K, Bardsley G, Kirkwood C, Cochrane L, Abboud RJ.

The effect of femoral head size on functional recovery in total hip replacement: a clinical evaluation and gait analysis study
Seminar for Medical and Dental Students Intercalated Year, PPP Foundation Trust, Glasgow University (2002), Clark E, Campbell D, Abboud RJ.

A comparison of branded rugby head guards on their effectiveness in reducing impact on the head
University of Glasgow Medical Research Society (GMRS) 6th National Conference (2017), November 4th Frizzell E, Arnold GP, Wang W, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.


Investigation into the effect of ankle braces on range of motion and peroneus longus activity
INSPIRE National Intercaltors Research Conference (2016), Cullen F, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Assessment of the impact of loading pressure on endothelial function in diabetic foot
Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK (2016), Third place awarded for non-lab based research poster. Edris RG, Khan F, Abboud RJ.


Comparison of plantar pressure distribution between hallux valgus and normal feet using foot pressure platform
Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK (2016), First Prize for non-lab based research poster. Alzahrani RE, Wilkinson T, Harrold F, Abboud RJ.


The effect of knee pads on volleyball athletes
Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club (TORC) Meeting, University of Dundee, UK (2015), Lawrie H, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


Let your child walk better: comparison of pelvic movements during walking in patients with cerebral palsy pre- and post-treatment
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (ESMAC) (2013), Glasgow, Scotland Saindane N, Gibbs S, Abboud RJ, Wang W.


All work and no play: does this make Jack a tall boy? The influence of exercise on gait biomechanics
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (ESMAC) (2013), Glasgow, Scotland Stephen AE, Oliver B, Gandy SJ, Cavin I, Arnold GP, Ewing B, Black SM, Abboud RJ.


Studded and bladed football boots: which one to trust?
ESM Conference, Aalborg, Denmark (2012), Bhutani TS, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, Abboud RJ.


The use of 3D MRI technology in the evaluation of the growth plates of the knee and ankle
Society for the study of human biology (SSHB), Cambridge, UK (2011), Stephen A, Abboud RJ, Ewing B, Oliver B, Black S.


Assessment of talipes equinovarus treated by Ponseti technique: phase IV
Japanese Paediatric Society (2011), Shafi M, Maclean JGB, Abboud RJ.


Is anterior femoral notching in Total Knee Replacement a risk factor for periprosthetic fracture?
American Orthopaedic Association and Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, July (2009), Putti AB, Gujarathi N, Abboud RJ, Maclean JGB, Espley AJ, Kellett CF.