By Royal Appointment!

Dr Graham Arnold, IMAR Technical Manager and Honorary Lecturer at the TORT Centre, has been invited to attend Her Majesty The Queen’s annual garden party at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh on 1st July 2015. Graham was specially invited for his contribution to his work with The Scottish Scouts Association.

Each year, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh entertain specially invited guests from all walks of Scottish life at a Garden Party during Edinburgh Week celebrations. Guests enjoy cups of tea, cakes and, if they’re lucky, a little chat with the Queen herself. Guests can mingle among the beautiful gardens accompanied by music from regimental bands and The Royal Scottish Pipers Society. King George V and Queen Mary held the first garden party in the grounds of Holyroodhouse and the tradition has been maintained ever since.

Dr Arnold has over 35 years’ experience as a professional electronic design engineer developing equipment and instrumentation for a variety of industries including Naval, Automotive, Meteorological, Military, Oil and Medical. Graham’s PhD was on designing a novel foot platform to record three-dimensional forces acting on the foot to ultimately provide a better understanding of diabetic foot ulcer development. He has been employed by the University for the last 14 years, supervising, lecturing and supporting students and staff in conducting research projects using the extensive range of instrumentation within the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR).

Professor Rami Abboud, Director of IMAR, stated:

"Graham is without doubt one of the Department's greatest acquisitions. I initially commissioned Graham to do some electronic design work for a week and he finished it in a single day! His knowledge, skill and expertise never ceases to impress anyone who comes into contact with him. He has a sly and wicked sense of humour and his unassuming nature belies that fact that he is a highly intellectual individual ... and a nice chap to boot! His invititation to the Garden Party only highlights the fantastic work he does for his local community in his capacity as a Scout Leader. I am proud to know Graham not only as a trusted colleague but as a close personal friend."