PhD Student to present at International Congress

Dr Rania Edris, a School of Medicine PhD student based at the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, is presenting an ePoster of her research at the forthcoming 13th Mediterranean Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) in Marrakech on 7-10th November, 2019.

Rania, who hails from Egypt, is presenting her research entitled 'Assessment of the impact of loading pressure in diabetic foot: a pilot study of the dorsal foot pressure’, which is jointly supervised by Professor Faisel Khan (Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences), Dr Graham Arnold (IMAR Technical Manager) and Professor Rami Abboud, who was Rania’s main supervisor for the majority of her PhD studies.

The theme of the congress is ‘PRM serving disability’. The main discussion topics include neuroscience advances, technological innovations, multidisciplinary care and community care networking. The aim being to bring together, improve and benefit from the actual best practices and better trend to PRM patients in the Mediterranean and African countries.

Rania has previously presented her research orally at the 13th International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics at Staffordshire University in 2015, where her talk was on 'A study of the effect of ankle foot orthoses on gait in stance'.

She won third prize for her non-lab based research on 'Assessment of the impact of loading pressure on endothelial function in diabetic foot' at the School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Student Symposium in 2016. Rania was also invited to present her work at Graduate Women Scotland (GWS) East annual Research Presentations Day at Discovery Point in 2017, where she kicked off proceedings with her humorously-titled talk ‘Do you have happy feet?’.

Rania has previously won a Postgraduate Student Award at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Venture Competition Final in 2017 for her new business idea.

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Left: Rania and her colleague, Dr Rana Abu-Mounes, successfully presenting their business plan to the Venture 2017 judging panel; Right: Rania presenting her research at University Graduate Research Symposium in 2017.