Sir James Mackenzie Prize, 2019
We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s University of Dundee Sir James Mackenzie Prize is Aurelien-Xuan Bahuet, Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology at the TORT Centre.
Eleven of the best and brightest students from the intercalated 2018/19 students’ BMSc batch from the School of Medicine were chosen to give podium presentations in recognition of their excellence in research. Presentations, lasting 8 minutes with 2-minute Q&A, took place in front of a judging panel at the Wolfson Lecture Theatre on 19th June, 2019.
Xuan presented his research entitled “Changes in Core Muscle Activation and Lumbar Posture when using different Lifting Belts in a Conventional Deadlift”. Xuan also won the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery’s Intercalated BMSc Presentation Skills Award for 2018-2019 (pictured top right). The latter is awarded each year to the student who has best presented their research, orally by PowerPoint, and visually via a scientific research poster.
Full list of Sir James Mackenzie Prize nominees in the order of presentations given:
- Tim Brow, Applied Orthopaedic Technology - “The Effect of Short and Long Term Foam Rolling on Lower Limb Kinematics in Cyclists”.
- Lisa Kilday, Anatomy - “Structural Changes in Schizophrenia: A Comparison of Genetic and Perinatal Factors”
- Keeran Vickneson, Cardiovascular & Diabetes Medicine - “Cold Exposure as a Dishabituating Stimulus Restores Counter-regulatory Responses in Recurrent Hypoglycaemia”
- Tom Bisset, Forensic Medicine - “Can Pulmonary Oedema be Quantified at Autopsy”
- Lauren Crossley, Genetics, Cancer and Personalised Medicine - “BRCA Mutation Status: A Predictive Biomarker for Prophylactic Hysterectomy”
- Catriona Grant, Healthcare Improvement - “A mixed methods approach to understanding the feasibility of the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) in two Palliative Care settings”
- Rachel Agnew, Human Reproduction, Assisted Conception and Embryonic Stem Cells - “Business Plan for Introducing Tubal Patency Assessment by HyCoSy in NHS Tayside”
- Ainslie Taylor, Neuropharmacology and Behaviour - “Delta-opioid Receptors: a Target for "Rapidly Acting” Antidepressants?”
- Kirsty Lennon, Medical Education - “Medical Students' Perceptions and confidence in their Ability to apply Nutrition Principles in Clinical Practice”
- Aurelien-Xuan Bahuet, Applied Orthopaedic Technology - “Changes in Core Muscle Activation and Lumbar Posture when using different Lifting Belts in a Conventional Deadlift”
- Sophia White, Healthcare Improvement - “A systems Approach to Teenagers Self-Managing their Type 1 Diabetes for Service Improvement within NHS Tayside”
Professor Rami Abboud, Co-Director of the Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology degree and Xuan’s project principal supervisor, stated:
“Firstly I’d like to congratulate all the students for being nominated for this prestigious prize. It is reward enough just to be nominated in my opinion. Secondly I would like to applaud Xuan for winning the Sir James Mackenzie prize. His presentation skills really stood out from what were all excellent talks on sound and diverse research topics. I am proud to say that over the years our Applied Orthopaedic Technology students have done exceptionally well and this is the third year in a row that a student studying Applied Orthopaedic Technology at the TORT Centre has been awarded the Sir James Mackenzie Prize (2016-2017 Erin Frizzel, 2015-2016 Iona Robertson).”