MRes/MSc Vivas at TORT

Four students studying courses in MRes Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation and MSc Motion Analysis had their Viva examinations at the TORT Centre on Wednesday 15 August, 2018.

Students gave an ten-minute (two-minute Q&A) oral presentation of their research findings prior to the Viva examinations which were conducted by a Board of Examiners comprised of Professor Rami Abboud (Convenor), Dr Tim Drew (Internal Examiner), Dr Weijie Wang (Internal Examiner), and Mr Amit Putti (External Examiner - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Forth Valley).

All research was carried out at the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR) with the following students, in alphabetical order, presenting their research on the following topics:

Ryan Dewar (MRes Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation)
Comparison of ankle braces in reducing ankle inversion in a basketball rebounding task (Supervisor: Professor Rami Abboud)

Katie Fisher (MSc Motion Analysis)
Analysis of the relationships between brain electronic activity in yoga poses and the implications on rehabilitation (Supervisors: Dr Weijie Wang, Dr Graham Arnold)

Yuija Gu (MRes Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation )
Biomechanical analysis of the lower limbs in basketball defending postures (Supervisors: Dr Weijie Wang, Dr Graham Arnold)

Antony Shek (MRes Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation)
Comparison of two different styles of fencing footwork by measuring force moments and muscle activity while doing four fencing specific movements in the lower limbs (Supervisor: Dr Tim Drew)

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Back L to R: Sadiq Nasir, Mr Amit Putti, Dr Tim Drew, Ian Christie, Dr Weijie Wang, Professor Rami Abboud. Front L to R: Samy Syed, Yuija Gu, Katie Fisher, Ryan Dewar, Antony Shek.

Professor Rami Abboud, IMAR Director, stated:

“The expertise and state of the art equipment available to students at IMAR encourages novel and exciting research opportunities. These four students chose their own research topics as they are passionate about the biomechanics of the sports they compete in and studied. This can only foster an enthusiastic and focussed approach to learning and invariably produces sound academic research and the opportunity to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.

I hope they have all enjoyed their time here in Dundee as much as we have enjoyed having them. They should rightly be proud of their achievements and everybody at the TORT Centre wishes them every success in the future; they are already part of the extended TORT family of ambassadors by simply being here with us”.