Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics 2020
Four students from the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) have been chosen to present their research at the 18th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics at the University Campus, Stoke on Trent, on 1-2 May 2020.
|Due to travel restrictions related to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and to comply with social distancing requirements, this years' conference will be hosted entirely online.|
UDOTS has been giving students the opportunity to represent the School of Medicine and the University of Dundee at this event for the last several years and the following students studying our Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology, have been chosen to present their research topics via live stream:
- Ahmed Elsayed - Relationship between operating table height and lower back biomechanics. Project Supervisors: Dr Tim Drew, Dr Graham Arnold, Dr Andrew J. Murphy.
- Ronan Harrison - The importance of jump direction in knee injury prevention in volleyball. Project Supervisors: Mrs Linda Johnston, Mrs Jenni Dalgleish, Dr Andrew J. Murphy.
- Katharine Hill - Does a left-footed or right-footed reverse stick hit in hockey cause a greater force to be exerted through the lower limb joints? Project Supervisors: Mrs Jenni Dalgleish, Dr Tim Drew, Dr Andrew J. Murphy.
- Emily Turnbull - The influence of pelvic factors on perceived discomfort in female cyclists. Project Supervisors: Dr Tim Drew, Professor Tracey Wilkinson, Dr Andrew J. Murphy.
Left to Right: Ahmed Elsayed, Ronan Harrison, Katharine Hill, Emily Turnbull.
Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of UDOTS, stated:
“Despite this worrying time due to the COVID-19 virus situation, this is a tremendous opportunity for our students to present at a nationally recognised conference. Each year it presents us with a dilemma of exactly which students we choose to take to Staffordshire as the standard of oral presentations was once again extremely high. The original plan was for Dr Tim Drew (Senior Lecturer, UDOTS) and Dr Andrew J. Murphy (Lecturer Sports Biomechanics & Rehabilitation, UDOTS) to accompany and support the students whilst other associated staff and students watch proceedings via a conference live-stream facility. I’d like to thank the conference organiser, Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam, who is always very accommodating in giving our students the chance to submit Abstracts. I wish the conference every success in its newly enforced format.”