Staff appointments

The University Orthopaedic Department welcomed two new members of staff to the team during the past two weeks.

Mrs Jenni Dalgleish (Gait Service Physiotherapist) graduated from MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) in 2008 with distinction from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She began working in NHS Tayside in 2009 as a rotational physiotherapist in Ninewells Hospital. After a number of years in the acute setting, Jenny specialised in paediatric physiotherapy within the Child Health Team in Tayside where she gained a keen interest in cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders. This interest has led to her current post within the gait analysis service. Prior to starting her career as a physiotherapist, Jenny completed a BSc Sports and Exercise Science (Hons) at Robert Gordon University. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and also a member of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists.

Mr Muhammad Hussain (IMAR Laboratory Technician) graduated with an MSc in Cardiovascular Sciences from the University of Glasgow in 2016. He started his career in clinical research in 2016 at the Institute of Cardiovascular Research (TICR) at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School. Working for three years in TICR led him to develop a keen interest in current research within cardiology and vascular medicine. Muhammad is first author on a peer-reviewed article published in the Journal of Surgery and Practice, co-author of a recently published article in the European Heart Journal and a named author on several publications currently under peer-review. He has also assisted in teaching undergraduate medical students.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Honorary Clinical Reader / Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, stated:

“We are delighted to welcome Jenny and Muhammad to the team based at the TORT Centre. Jenny’s physiotherapy experience combined with her knowledge of muscular walking disorders will add a valuable perspective to the gait service we provide at the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research. Jenny’s understanding of CP will be invaluable as the majority of referrals to the gait analysis service are from paediatric orthopaedic surgeons looking after the long-term management of children who have conditions that affect their growth and development such as cerebral palsy and spina-bifida. Jenny will also be supervising postgraduate and undergraduate student research projects"

"Muhammad comes highly recommended from our colleague Professor Faisel Khan of the Institute of Cardiovascular Research. His experience in pursuing and publishing active research will benefit students conducting research at the Institute of Motion Analysis & Research. Muhammad will be supporting and supervising students with their studies in the Gait and Motion laboratories based at the TORT Centre.”



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