BMSc student presents at INSPIRE 2016

Fraser Cullen, a TORT Centre Intercalated BMSc graduate from 2015-2016, presented his recent research at this year’s annual INSPIRE National Intercalator’s Research Conference on Saturday 15 October 2016. The presentation took the form of a poster with a five-minute oral presentation to supplement the research, followed by a Q&A session.

Fraser’s BMSc was in Applied Orthopaedic Technology and his research was entitled “Investigation into the effect of ankle braces on range of motion and peroneus longus activity”. The work was supervised by Dr Graham Arnold, and Professor Rami Abboud at the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research at the TORT Centre. Select the image below for the full-size version.

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INSPIRE is a project organised by the Wellcome Trust and the Academy of Medical Sciences to encourage medical, veterinary and dental students to gain experience and understanding of research. This year the conference was hosted by the University of Exeter Medical School on behalf of the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Plymouth. The conference this year had twin aims:

  • To provide a peer reviewed scientific forum for the presentation of research undertaken by intercalating students.
  • To offer students considering intercalation the opportunity to obtain information about their options and to speak to programme leads and to past students.

Fraser stated “It was a really enjoyable opportunity presenting at the INSPIRE conference. Alongside the experience of getting to present my work, it was interesting listening to the huge range of projects on display. I would just like to thank all the members of the TORT team for all of their support in helping me attend the conference.”

Professor Rami Abboud, Principal Supervisor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, stated: “We are extremely proud of our BMSc students' ongoing exceptional success rate of publishing their research. Fraser should rightly be proud of getting his research accepted for presentation at INSPIRE 2016. His success highlights the genuine attraction open to prospective BMSc students to study at the TORT Centre with the aim of presenting their research and publish in peer review journals accordingly”.