Intercalated BMSc Scientific Communication Award

Mr Hamish Matthews was presented with the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery’s Intercalated BMSc Scientific Communication Award for 2017-2018 at the TORT Centre.

Professor Rami Abboud presents this award annually to the student who has written the best scientific research paper submission for the year as per the relevant journal guidelines.

Hamish’s research, entitled “Ergonomics of laparoscopic instruments affecting the thenar eminence and 1st MCPJ” was supervised by Miss Dorin Ziyaie, Dr Graham Arnold and Professor Rami Abboud.

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The 2017-2018 TORT Centre award winners line up! Left to Right: Patrick Porter, Hamish Matthews, Professor Abboud, Sarah Burns.

“It was an extremely difficult decision picking one single recipient of the Scientific Communication Award this year consequently the board of examiners decided upon joint winners; so well done to Hamish Watson and Patrick Porter. They both authored excellent academic papers and followed the specified Journal guidelines to the letter. I hope you’re both glad you chose to do this particular course this year with us and we look forward to working with you in the future”, stated Professor Abboud.


Here at the TORT Centre we actively encourage our Intercalated BMSc students to choose an area of research that is of personal interest. Based in the renowned Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) students are exposed and encouraged to use cutting-edge motion analysis technologies with emphasis based on biomechanics, motion and gait analysis, clinical audit, sports and rehabilitation. So whether your interest is in rock climbing, football, hockey, rugby, running, or weightlifting, the only boundary is the students’ own imagination - if it moves, we can analyse it!