Ian Gibbs leaves TORT Centre

Professor Rami Abboud and all the team at the TORT Centre would like to bid a fond farewell to Ian Gibbs who is leaving us after five years to commence a new telecommunications post with Vodaphone, UK later this month.

Ian has been a valued member of staff at the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) where he was Rehabilitation Technician working closely with academics, clinicians and researchers alike. One of Ian’s particular strengths was his ability to help and encourage students in the collection and analysis of sports and gait data conducted both at IMAR’s labs and in the field - whether sitting with a laptop in a University rowing boat in winter or running alongside a therapeutic riding pony Ian always had a smile on his face. Ian's duties were many and varied and he was instrumental in the construction of the two-sided, inclined climbing wall based in the TORT Centre which has been integral to recently published research in The Foot journal. He also installed the security system in the University area of the TORT Centre and assisted Dr Graham Arnold in the installation of the AMTI force plates in the Gait Analysis Lab.

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Left: Ian collecting rowing motion data on the River Tay; Right: Constructing the TORT climbing wall

Professor Abboud stated: “I wish Ian all the best with his new venture. His dedication and attentiveness to students will be sorely missed but we wish him every success and hope he remains in touch and hope he has fond memories of his time here.”