Sir James Mackenzie Prize 2020

We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Sir James Mackenzie Prize is Emily Turnbull, Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology at UDOTS, TORT Centre.

Nine of the best and brightest students from the intercalated 2019/20 students’ BMSc batch were nominated by the School of Medicine and each submitted a research poster with accompanying voiceover which was remotely viewed and marked by a judging panel at the beginning of October 2020.

Emily’s winning research was on “The influence of pelvic factors on perceived discomfort in female cyclists” under the supervision of Dr Tim Drew, Professor Tracey Wilkinson and Dr Andrew J. Murphy.

Emily, a former President of the Dundee University Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Society, also presented her research remotely earlier this year at the 18th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics at the University Campus, Stoke on Trent, on 1-2 May 2020.

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Emily conducting her research in the UDOTS motion analysis lab

Dr Andrew J. Murphy, Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics and Rehabilitation, stated:

“Emily demonstrated a superb grasp of the research process and completed all aspects of her project to an outstanding standard. Emily’s work has been accepted for presentation at three notable conferences, adds genuine value to the scientific literature, and has the potential to contribute to positive real-world societal impact for competitive and recreational female cyclists. It's very pleasing to see her hard work being acknowledged through the award of this prestigious prize.”

Dr Tim Drew, Senior Lecurer at UDOTS, added:

“Emily is a very able student, but in my experience, ability alone does not win this award, hard work and enthusiasm are required in equal measure. Well done Emily and congratulations from everyone in UDOTS.”

Mr Arpit Jariwala, UDOTS Director, stated:

“What a fantastic way to begin 2021. I’m delighted to say that over the years our Intercalated BMSc students at UDOTS have done exceptionally well in regard this award. This is the fourth year in a row that a student studying Applied Orthopaedic Technology at UDOTS has been awarded the Sir James Mackenzie Prize. Quite exceptional!”

2016-2017 - Erin Frizzel
2017-2018 - Iona Robertson
2018-2019 - Aurelien-Xuan Bahuet
2019-2020 - Emily Turnbull