Winter Graduation - TORT 2016

Eight postgraduate students studying on four different courses from the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, TORT Centre, graduated on 25th November 2016. Four students attended the Caird Hall, where Winter Graduation is held each year, whilst the others graduated in absentia.


  • Antonio Dello Iacono (with distinction - in absentia) “Effect of the upper limb posture on the kinematics and kinetics of the lower limbs during different landing patterns”, supervised by Dr Weijie Wang and Professor Moshe Ayalon.


  • Farhan Alam (in absentia) “Assessment of a novel technique for fusion of proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) of the toe”, supervised by Dr Tim Drew and Mr George Chami.


  • Pulak Kumar GiriTotal hip arthroplasty versus hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of neck of femur fracture in the elderly: a meta-analysis and systemic review of randomized trials”, supervised by Dr Tim Drew.
  • Uchechi Origa (pictured top right) “Comparative study between a forearm crutch and a hands-free crutch”, supervised by Dr Tim Drew and Dr Graham Arnold.


  • Mark Anstey (pictured top right) “A comparison of kinetics and kinematics in minimal and traditional trainers in 5k runners”, supervised by Professor Rami Abboud and Dr Graham Arnold.
  • Codey ForrestThe potential effects of ankle braces on the knee in sport”, supervised by Dr Tim Drew.
  • Mark Gallagher (in absentia) “The correlation of isokinetics and the single leg bridge test in elite U21 Gaelic footballers”, supervised by Professor Rami Abboud.
  • Marita Marshall (in absentia) “What are the differences in kinematics of backward treadmill walking vs. forward treadmill walking? How can this be applied to sports rehabilitation?”, supervised by Professor Rami Abboud.

Not only would we like to extend our congratulations to our TORT Centre Graduates but to each one of the near 1000 University of Dundee students who successfully felt the tap of the Dundee bonnet over the two days this week! The traditional Dundee bonnet is used each year by the Chancellor, Lord Patel of Dunkeld, to symbolically confer degrees upon graduates. The City of Dundee was in a carnival mood with happy students, proud parents and friends celebrating after the ceremony. Well done all.

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Left: Uchechi Origa and her proud family after the graduation ceremony; Right: a packed City Square at the Caird Hall, Dundee

Unfortunately, due to illness, I missed Winter Graduation this year, but I can assure you I was there in spirit as I know exactly how special and important this event is to our students after all the hard work they have put in throughout their respective courses. I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all into our extended family of Alumni”, stated Professor Rami Abboud. “For those of you who attended graduation in person it is obvious from the photos that you had a lovely day, well done and please do keep in touch”.