Dr Weijie Wang

Senior Lecturer

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Institute of Motion Analysis and Research
Tayside Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology (TORT) Centre
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
University of Dundee

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+(44) 01382 383518

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Dr Wang gained his multi-disciplinary training with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University, China, a Postgraduate Diploma in Computational Mechanics from Dalian University of Technology and Science, China, a PhD in Biomechanics and Anatomy from Liverpool University, UK, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Dundee University, United Kingdom.

Weijie joined Dundee University as lecturer in orthopaedics and honorary clinical scientist in 2004, and became senior lecturer in 2010. Before coming to Dundee, he worked as pre-PhD research assistant, teaching assistant and post-doctoral research associate in Liverpool University from 1995 to 2004, and as biomedical engineer of Orthopaedic Research and Locomotor Assessment Unit (ORLAU) in Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, UK in 1999.

Before coming to UK, he was a lecturer in sports biomechanics and statistics in Nanjing Normal University from 1988 to 1995, a design engineer in mechanical/electronic engineering in Beijing Electric Tube Company, Beijing, China from 1982 to 1986, and a worker in Nanjing TV Tube Factory, Nanjing, China from 1975 to 1978.

As a Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics and an Honorary Clinical Scientist, Weijie’s main interest is in the application of biomechanics in a clinical environment, particularly in gait analysis, foot structure analysis and computer simulation. He is currently developing various models for clinical applications. His research interests cover a wide area of applied fields such as rehabilitation, sports science, ergonomics, anatomy and human evolution.

Current research directions and projects include:

  • Construction of musculoskeletal models for foot, lower extremities and whole body, calculation of muscle parameters (e.g. force, work, power etc) by inverse/forward dynamics
  • Analysis of wheelchair biomechanics
  • Gait analysis of patients, e.g. cerebral palsy, hip surgeries etc.
  • Analysis of muscle activities in various movements
  • The optimal analysis of neuro-control-muscle-skeleton model for human movement
  • Gene therapy for healing of bone fracture
  • Brain neuro activities and movements
  • Meta-analysis of surgical outcomes
  • Design and analysis of rehabilitation device
  • Biomechanics and physiotherapy
  • Director and developer of MSc in Motion Analysis by distance/in-house learning
  • Director of Clinical Statistics by distance/in-house learning course
  • Develop and deliver lecture courses to postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • Teach on Motion Analysis by distance/in-house learning (MSc) course
  • Teach on Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh) course
  • Teach on Applied Orthopaedic Technology (BMSc) course
  • Teach on Clinical Audit and Research (PGCert) course
  • Teach on Clinical Statistics (CPD) course
  • Devise PhD, MSc, MCh Orth and undergraduate research projects
  • Supervise PhD, MSc, MCh Orth and undergraduate students
  • Provide statistical support and expertise to staff and students within the department
  • Develop computer models and application software

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.


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.


Seeking sepsis in the emergency department: identifying barriers to delivery of the sepsis 6
BMJ Quality Improvement Report. (2016), 2016;5: doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u206760.w3983 Bentley J, Henderson S, Thakore S, Donald M, Wang W.


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.


A prospective evaluation of emergency department redirection to primary care
RCEM Scientific conference in Bournemouth 20-22 September (2016), Bentley J, Thakore S, Morrison W, Wang W.


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.


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..


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.


Reversing the concepts of impact and push-off in gait
University of Dundee Student Symposium, Crieff Hydro (2015), Gibbs S, Meadows CB, Arnold G, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


Energy Analysis
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-17-8, Wang W.


Pressure Analysis
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-19-7, Wang W.


Computer Simulation
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-20-8, Wang W.


Joints, limbs and their functions
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-12-8, Wang W.


Clinical Applications
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-23-2, Wang W.


Kinematic Analysis
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-13-5, Wang W.


Analysis of musculoskeletal models of the upper-limb during assistant-supported walking
Joint Project, The Royal Society of Edinburgh (2009), 27(3):318-324 Wang W, Ming D.


Modelling Techniques
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-16-6, Wang W.


The investigation of neurological and electronic activities in animal models and patients with the implication for improvement of patients with Cerebral Palsy
Joint Project, The Scottish Government (2009), Wang W, Yang Z.


Musculoskeletal System and Functional Motion
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-10-4, Wang W.


Forward Dynamics
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-22-4, Wang W.


Gait Analysis
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-18-6, Wang W.


Inverse Dynamics
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-21-6, Wang W.


Data Acquisition and Processing
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-11-1, Wang W.


Method for assessing the similarity and distance between curves/trials and its applications in gait analysis
Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument (2008), 29, 2017-2023 Wang W, Ming D, Wan B.


Estimate of the lower-limb-specific muscle parameters during bipedal walking for humans, apes and early hominids with the implications of body evolution
Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument (2007), 28,1358-1366 Wang W.


Stride length, speed and energy costs in walking of Australopithecus Afarensis: using evolutionary robotics to predict the locomotion of early human ancestors
Journal of the Royal Society Interface (2005), 2, 431-441 Sellers WI, Gain MM, Wang W, Crompton RH.


Hind limb drive, hind limb steering? Functional differences between fore and hind limbs in chimpanzee quadrupedalism
Shaping Primate Evolution: Form, Function and Behaviour (Ed. Anapol F, German RZ, Jablonski NG) (2004), 258-277, Cambridge University Press, Li Y, Crompton RH, Wang WJ, Savage R, Gunther MM.


Analysis of the proportions of the human and ape foot during standing with implication for the evolution of the foot
Journal of Biomechanics (2004), 37:1831-1836 Wang W, Crompton RH.


Kinematics and kinetics of the joints of the lower limb during normal and bent-knee loaded walking
The Engineering of Sport 4 (Ed. Ujihashi S, Haake Sj) (2002), pp.739-746, Blackwell Science, Wang WJ, Crompton RH, Gunther MM, Savage R, Li Y.


A method to determine the optimum solution in multi-variable dynamic simulation, and a preliminary application to human walking
The Engineering of Sport 4 (Ed. Ujihashi S, Haake Sj) (2002), 339-345, Blackwell Science, Wang WJ, Crompton RH, Gunther MM, Savage R, Li Y.


The concept of positive and negative signs for work, power and energy, and their special meanings in biomechanics
The Engineering of Sport-Design and Development (Ed. Haake SJ) (1998), pp.225-232, Blackwell Science, Wang WJ, Crompton RH, Gunther MM, Li Y.


Dynamic analysis of motion stability in different velocities and heights of the body centre of mass during loaded walking, and possible optimum area for different walking ways.
Proceedings of the XVI International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, Volume 1 (1998), 277-280 Wang WJ, Crompton RH, Gunther MM, Li Y, Wood C .


The comparison of the powers at lower limb joints at different velocities and a possible optimum walking velocity
The Engineering of Sport (Ed. Haake SJ) (1996), pp.71-76, Balkema Publishing Wang WJ, Crompton RH, Li Y, Gunther MM .


A method to distribute optimally training time among decathlon (or heptathlon) events
The Conference Proceedings of Techniques in Athletics, Vol. 2 (1990), pp.820-824 Wang WJ.


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.

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 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.

Selection of optimization methods for estimating muscle parameters during walking
Keynote Lecture, EEE 2009 9th International Conference on Electronic Measurement and Instruments (2009), 523-526 Wang W.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.


A prospective evaluation of emergency department redirection to primary care
RCEM Scientific conference in Bournemouth 20-22 September (2016), Bentley J, Thakore S, Morrison W, Wang W.


Reversing the concepts of impact and push-off in gait
University of Dundee Student Symposium, Crieff Hydro (2015), Gibbs S, Meadows CB, Arnold G, Wang W.


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.


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