Postgraduate Student Research Symposium 2022

Four PhD students studying at UDOTS presented their research at the PGR Symposium held on Friday 17th June 2022 at the School of Medicine, Ninewells Campus. 

The yearly symposium was once again a face-to-face event where all the School of Medicine postgraduate students came together to present their research, develop their presentation skills and learn about other areas of research within the School. Research posters were displayed in the promenade area.

Year 1 PGRs gave a three-minute ‘PEP talk’ (Public Engagement Presentation) with each being scored by staff. Year 2 PGRs submitted a scientific research poster, also scored by staff, and Year 3 PGRs gave a short seminar on their research. Each gave a 10-minute face-to-face talk followed by a Q&A session, scored by staff.

Podium Presentations

  • Maysa Awdah A AljohanyThe role of physical activity in reducing falls and fragility related fracture risks in older adults” (Supervised by Dr Andrew J. Murphy and Dr Tim Drew)
  • Ahmed GhazwaniBiomechanical analysis of Pilates participants and its implication in rehabilitation” (Supervised by Dr Weijie Wang and Dr Graham Arnold)

Poster Presentations

  • Hadeel Saad AlsirhaniThe biomechanical effects of the cross-legged sitting on the lower limbs and the implications in rehabilitation” (Supervised by Dr Weijie Wang and Dr Graham Arnold)
  • Hannah Kaur SoomalDevelopment of biomechanical musculoskeletal models and its application in understanding of the ageing process for health” (Supervised by Dr Weijie Wang and Dr Graham Arnold)

Could not attend

  • Andreas BourantanisBiomechanical analysis of the movement of the ancient Greek combat sports’ athletes” (Supervised by Dr Weijie Wang and Dr Tim Drew)
  • Zheng QiaoBiomechanical analysis of the movements and electromyographs from the Alzheimer’s patients and healthy and the application of artificial intelligence in rehabilitation” (Supervised by Dr Weijie Wang)

Dr Weijie Wang, Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) commented:

“In short, I am pleased to see the PhD students have progressed well with their projects and achieved reasonable outcomes as planned stages. I am sure that all of them have learnt skills in presentation, dialogise and communication during the symposium. By the way, I am grateful to the staff in UDOTS for supporting the PhDs during their study. I would like to congratulate all the winners of the awards.”


First-Year Public Engagement Presentations

  • 1st - Josh Coats (Cellular and Systems Medicine)
  • Joint 2nd - Lyssa Gold (Cellular Medicine) & Robert Massey (Population Health and Genomics)

Second Year Posters

  • 1st - Mon Myat Oo (Molecular and Clinical Medicine)
  • 2nd - Jennifer Pollock (Molecular and Clinical Medicine)

Third Year Presentations

  • 1st - Kirsty Hamilton (Cellular and Systems Medicine)
  • 2nd - Margarida Trigo (Cellular and Systems Medicine)