Mr Calum MacDonald

Lab Technician


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


+(44) 01382 383525


Calum MacDonald is a graduate of Abertay University where he studied sport and exercise science. Whilst studying he developed a keen interest in biomechanics and in his 3rd year set up a work placement here at the Institute of Motion Analysis (IMAR) working under Dr Graham Arnold. The placement lasted for his 3rd and 4th years of university and during his time here at IMAR he was trained in all aspects of the lab environment and its systems, which has allowed him to subsequently aid students in data collection and processing.

Calum was the first Abertay student to come to IMAR and the placement proved to be successful which led to a further two Abertay students doing placement here the following year. Whilst helping the team here at IMAR Calum was given permission from Professor Abboud to conduct his own 4th year research project using the sports laboratory and the motion capturing cameras. After graduating university Calum was offered a job here at IMAR as a laboratory technician where he teaches students how to use the equipment, supervises the lab/equipment as they are in use by the students and also supervised the new work placement students from Abertay University. 

Establishing state of motion through two-dimensional foot and shoe print analysis: a pilot study
Forensic Science International (2018), Volume 284, March 2018, Pages 176183 Neves FB, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, MacDonald C, Christie IS, Abboud RJ.

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.

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.