Staff Appointment

The University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) would like to welcome Dr Andrew J. Murphy in his post of Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation.

Dr Murphy was previously Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science (Biomechanics) at Birmingham City University, Academic Track Research Fellow within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Honorary Clinical Scientist NHS GGC, Technical Director Clinical Application Division for DIH Technologies Co., and Director of the Department of Computer Assisted Rehabilitation at Sichuan Provincial People’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Chengdu, China; during which time he was awarded the Chinese Rehabilitation Bureau's 2017 "Tianfu Friendship Award", which was established by the Sichuan provincial government, and is the highest award conferred annually to foreign specialists who make significant contribution to Sichuan's economic and social development.

Andrew earned his PhD (Elite Rowing Technique and Performance) from the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 2009, for which he was also awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Best Medical Engineering PhD. Whilst pursuing his PhD, during the Beijing Olympiad, Andrew was employed as a member of the Sports Science support team to GB Rowing and completed an Internship with UK Sport.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of UDOTS, stated:

“I’d like to welcome Andrew to UDOTS. I’m very impressed with his work to date and his wide experience. His expertise in the field of sports biomechanics is unquestionable and will be invaluable in developing our existing suite of courses and leading future research. His role with various different Biomechanics Societies, his contacts with Strathclyde University and the wider sporting world and his work experience in China will be exceptionally helpful for new projects being planned for the near future. I’m positive he’ll fit in really well with the small, dedicated team we have here at UDOTS.”