Mr Ian Christie

Postgraduate Skills Tutor / Research, Media & Communications Co-ordinator


Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Tayside Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology (TORT) Centre
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
University of Dundee


+(44) 01382 383504


Ian Christie initially trained and worked as a greeting card artist for five years with Andrew Valentine Ltd., in Dundee. After deciding to retrain he has now been employed by the University of Dundee since 1990. Ian lectures to and supports postgraduate, undergraduate students and staff on how to present their research in the form of oral presentations, scientific poster design, effectively structuring their dissertation and how to use images effectively and accurately. He also provides high-quality electronic illustrations for research, educational and publication purposes and an editorial service for all proposed publications.

Ian has designed close to 150 scientific posters that have been successfully presented at conferences worldwide, several of which have won best poster awards. He has also produced over 4000 illustrations and graphics widely used in learning materials and published papers across several specialities including medical illustration and orthopaedics. Ian also project-managed the development of the department's website.

In his spare time, Ian likes to paint in all mediums and hopes at some stage to exhibit some works. In the past, he has designed the official Glastonbury Festival t-shirts of 2002 and 2004 and has done cover illustrations for three childrens' books. More recently he was commissioned to redesign the front cover of The Foot Journal.

In 2020, together with his brother, they co-authored and published their debut novel, a fictional Edwardian detective mystery called "The Reign of the Beast: a DI Wiggins Adventure".

As well as lecturing on the subjects listed below, Ian also presents tutorials and offers support and guidance to both postgraduate and undergraduate students and staff. For the past two years Ian has also been supporting students studying the MSc in Human Clinical Embryology & Assisted Conception at the Medical School. 

  • Scientific poster design
  • How to avoid the world’s worst PowerPoint presentation
  • Using images effectively and accurately
  • Using Microsoft Word Templates for Thesis Writing

Analysis of mechanical energy in thigh, calf and foot during gait in children with cerebral palsy
Medical Engineering & Physics. (2022), Volume 105, July 2022, 103817 Wei Hua, Sadiq Nasir, Graham Arnold, WeijieWang.

Comparison of gait kinematics in total and unicondylar knee replacement surgery
Annals RCS Engl. (2019), Jul;101(6):391-398 Adarwal A, Miller S, Hadden W, Wang W, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.

A comparison of branded rugby head guards on their effectiveness in reducing impact on the head
BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine (2018), Volume 4, Issue 1 Frizzell ERA, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ, Drew TS.

Establishing state of motion through two-dimensional foot and shoe print analysis: a pilot study
Forensic Science International (2018), Volume 284, March 2018, Pages 176-183 Neves FB, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, MacDonald C, Christie IS, Abboud RJ.

Numbness around the Total Knee Arthroplasty surgical scar: prevalence and effect on functional outcome
The Journal of Arthroplasty (2017), DOI: Jariwala AC, Parthasarathy A, Kiran M, Johnston LR, Rowley DI.

A pilot biomechanical assessment of curling deliveries: is toe sliding more likely to cause knee injury than flatfoot sliding?
BMJ Open Sports medicine (2017), doi 10.1136/bmjsem-2017-00021 Robertson I, Arnold GP, Wang W, Drew TS, Nasir S, MacDonald C, Abboud RJ.

Comparison of plantar pressure distribution between hallux valgus and normal feet using foot pressure platform
Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK (2016), First Prize for non-lab based research poster. Alzahrani RE, Wilkinson T, Harrold F, Abboud RJ.

Assessment of the impact of loading pressure on endothelial function in diabetic foot
Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK (2016), Third place awarded for non-lab based research poster. Edris RG, Khan F, Abboud RJ.

Footwear in rock climbing: current practice
The Foot (2015), Volume 25, Issue 3, 1 September, 152-158 McHenry RD, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

A lower limb biomechanical model without using wand-markers for motion analysis during walking and running
Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering (2015), 13(5): 383-390. Ghaffar M, Raza S, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W.

Numbness around the total knee arthroplasty surgical scar: its prevalence and effect on the outcome
Bone Joint Journal (2015), Oct 97-b (Supp 10), 23 Jariwala A, Kiran M, Parthasarathy A, Johnston LR.

Evaluation of the cementation index as a predictor of failure in Coonrad-Morrey Total Elbow Arthroplasty
Advances in Orthopedic Surgery (2014), vol.2014,4-pages Kiran M, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA.

Dynamic pressure effect on horse and horse rider during riding
Sports Engineering (2014), Volume 17, Issue 3, September, 143-150 Nicol G, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

A blinded, randomized, controlled trial assessing conservative management strategies for frozen shoulder
Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery (2014), Volume 23, Issue 4, Pages 500-507 Russell S, Jariwala AC, Conlon R, Selfe J, Richards J, Walton MJ.

Does navigation total knee replacement really make a difference?
Journal of Musculoskeletal Research (2013), Vol. 6. No. 2, 1350007 (8 pages) Motwani P, Jariwala AC, Valentine N.

Assessing the variability of injectate distribution following carpal tunnel injection: a cadaveric study
Hand Surgery (2013), 18(3):313-316 Jariwala A, Zaliunaite R, Soames R, Wigderowitz CA.

Mechanisms of cervical spine injury in rugby union: a systematic review of the literature
British Journal of Sports Medicine (2012), 29, 10.1136 Kuster D, Gibson JNA, Abboud RJ, Drew TS.

A guide to the recognition and treatment of tennis elbow
General Practice (2012), Jariwala AC, Dorman S, Bruce D, Rickhuss P.

Assessing the accuracy of bone resection by cutting blocks in patient-specific total knee replacements
International Scholarly Research Network, SRN Orthopaedics (2012), Yeo CH, Jariwala A, Pourgiezis N, Pillai A.

Ankle arthritis and ankle replacement: an overview
Orthopaedic and Trauma Times (2012), 9-11 Pillai A, Jain A, Jariwala A.

Exploring the anatomy of dorsal radiocarpal ligament of the wrist and its ulnar part: a cadaveric study
Hand Surgery (2012), Vol.17,No.3,1-4 Jariwala A, Khurjekar K, Whiton S, Wigderowitz CA.

A guide to the recognition and treatment of plantar fasciitis
General Practice (2011), Vol.21,No.3:22-24 Jariwala AC, Bruce D, Jain AS.

Classification Of The Reduced Vertical Component Of The Ground Reaction Force In Late Stance In Cerebral Palsy Gait
Gait & Posture (2011), 34: 370-373 Williams SE, Gibbs S, Meadows CB, Abboud RJ.

Not all stubbed toes are innocuous: rare malignant eccrine spiradenoma of the toe
Foot & Ankle Surgery (2010), e32-e33 Jariwala AC, Evans A, McLeod G.

Objective assessment of the alterations in wrist mobility with the Fastrak® system following dorsal capsulodesis
Hand Surgery (2010), 15(3):237-41 Jariwala AC, Scott I, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

Parallel-edges sign: a guide to complete division of the carpal tunnel
The Surgeon (2010), 8:182-183 Jariwala A, Maclean JGB.

Computer Simulation
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-20-8, Wang W.

Forward Dynamics
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-22-4, Wang W.

Clinical Applications
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-23-2, Wang W.

Gait Analysis
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-18-6, Wang W.

Inverse Dynamics
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-21-6, Wang W.

Analysis of musculoskeletal models of the upper-limb during assistant-supported walking
Joint Project, The Royal Society of Edinburgh (2009), 27(3):318-324 Wang W, Ming D.

The investigation of neurological and electronic activities in animal models and patients with the implication for improvement of patients with Cerebral Palsy
Joint Project, The Scottish Government (2009), Wang W, Yang Z.

Joints, limbs and their functions
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-12-8, Wang W.

Data Acquisition and Processing
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-11-1, Wang W.

Kinematic Analysis
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-13-5, Wang W.

Shoes influence lower limb muscle activity and may predispose the wearer to lateral ankle ligament injury
Journal of Orthopaedic Research (2009), 27(3):318-324 Kerr R, Arnold GP, Drew TS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

Descriptive Statistics
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-15-9, Cochrane L.

Energy Analysis
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-17-8, Wang W.

Modelling Techniques
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-16-6, Wang W.

Pressure Analysis
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-19-7, Wang W.

Musculoskeletal System and Functional Motion
(2009), ISBN 978-1-906016-10-4, Wang W.

Off-the-shelf in-shoe heel inserts: does cost matter?
British Journal of Sports Medicine (2008), 42:750-752 Ramanathan AK, John MC, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

The effects of off-the-shelf in-shoe heel inserts on forefoot plantar pressure
Gait & Posture (2008), 28:533-537 Ramanathan AK, John MC, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

Foot pressures in Clubfoot: the development of an objective assessment tool
The Foot (2008), 18:99-105 Herd F, Ramanathan AK, Cochrane L, Macnicol M, Abboud RJ.

Normal pressure values and repeatability of the Emed®-st4 system
Gait & Posture (2007), 27:501-505 Putti AB, Arnold GP, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

The Pedar® in-shoe pressure system: repeatability and normal pressure values
Gait & Posture (2007), 25: 401-405 Putti AB, Arnold GP, Cochrane L, Abboud RJ.

The Evidence for Orthopaedic Surgery (Edited by Limb D, Hay SM)
TFM Publishing (2007), Chapter 24 pp291-304, ISBN-1903378362 Abboud RJ, Gibbs S, Rowley DI.

The Runners Foot (Edited by Erik Hohmann and Andreas Imhoff)
Steinkopff Verlag, Darmstadt (2006), Chapter 4 pp44-60 ISBN-9783798516496 Abboud RJ, Gibbs S. Der Fuß des Läufers .

Clinical Audit and for Healthcare Professionals
Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) (2004), Drew TS, Christie IS, Cochrane LA, Abboud RJ.

Common ignorance, major problem: the role of footwear in plantar fasciitis
The Foot (2004), 14:214-218 Rajput B, Abboud RJ.

Information Gathering and Review
(2003), ISBN 1-903562-19-8 Drew TS, Christie IS.

Clinical foot pressure analysis and clinical gait analysis: the common denominator
Journal of Foot Surgery (2003), Abboud RJ, Gibbs S.

(2002), ISBN 1-903562-04-X, Rowley DI.

The Orthopaedic Technician as a Professional
(2002), ISBN 1-903562-05-8, Rowley DI, Miles S.

Other Orthopaedic Conditions
(2002), ISBN 1-903562-03-1, Rowley DI, Dent JA, Miles S.

Joint Conditions
(2002), ISBN 1-903562-02-3, Rowley DI, Miles S.

Relevant foot biomechanics
Current Orthopaedics (2002), 16:165-179 Abboud RJ.

Compression screw fixation for first metatarsal basal osteotomy
Foot & Ankle International (2002), vol. 23 no. 3 253-254 Fadel GE, Rowley DI, Jain AS.

Seating And Body Support
(2001), ISBN 1-903562-97-0 Dolan MJ, Bardsley G.

Project Planning and Organisation
(2001), ISBN 1-903562-10-4, Drew TS, Rowley DI, Abboud RJ.

Ethical Issues
(2001), ISBN 978-1-903562-16-3, Preece P.

The Orthotic Supply Process
(2000), ISBN 1-899476-97-0, Condie DN.

Funding Issues
(2000), ISBN 1-903562-16-3, Jung R, Harris G.

Foot Orthotics
(1999), ISBN 1-899476-98-9, Condie DN, Stewart CPU.

Spinal Orthotics
(1999), ISBN 1-899476-96-2, Dolan MJ, Drew TS.

On Course: Preparing to Study by Distance Learning
Distance Learning Section (1997), ISBN 1-899476-80-6 Ennis E, Keighren J.

A comparison of branded rugby head guards on their effectiveness in reducing impact on the head
University of Glasgow Medical Research Society (GMRS) 6th National Conference (2017), November 4th Frizzell E, Arnold GP, Wang W, Drew TS, Abboud RJ.

Investigation into the effect of ankle braces on range of motion and peroneus longus activity
INSPIRE National Intercaltors Research Conference (2016), Cullen F, Arnold GP, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

Assessment of the impact of loading pressure on endothelial function in diabetic foot
Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK (2016), Third place awarded for non-lab based research poster. Edris RG, Khan F, Abboud RJ.

Comparison of plantar pressure distribution between hallux valgus and normal feet using foot pressure platform
Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Medicine, University of Dundee, UK (2016), First Prize for non-lab based research poster. Alzahrani RE, Wilkinson T, Harrold F, Abboud RJ.

Birmingham hip resurfacing versus total hip arthroplasty in female patients: functional outcomes and survivorship
Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club (TORC) Meeting, University of Dundee, UK (2016), Lim JW, Foster NL, Ridley D, Johnston LR, Clift BA.

Mid-term results of revision of the Soutar-Strathclyde total elbow prosthesis to a Coonrad-Morrey prosthesis
Indian Orthopaedic Surgeons of UL (IOSUK), Huddersfield, UK (2013), Kiran M, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA.

All work and no play: does this make Jack a tall boy? The influence of exercise on gait biomechanics
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (ESMAC) (2013), Glasgow, Scotland Stephen AE, Oliver B, Gandy SJ, Cavin I, Arnold GP, Ewing B, Black SM, Abboud RJ.

Gait value: a numerical measure for comparison of gait parameters between cerebral palsy patients and normal children
European Society for Movement Analysis in Children (ESMAC) (2013), Gibbs S, Abboud RJ, Wang W.

Auditing the results of navigated total knee replacement in Tayside: an early outcome study
Indian Orthopaedic Surgeons of UK (IOSUK), Glasgow, UK (2012), OHare JF, Motwani PK, Valentine N, Jariwala A.

Assessing the variability in clavicular anatomy: a cadaveric study
British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) (2012), Stratford, England Cook A, Soames R, Sripada S, Jariwala AC.

Studded and bladed football boots: which one to trust?
ESM Conference, Aalborg, Denmark (2012), Bhutani TS, Arnold GP, Nasir S, Wang W, Abboud RJ.

The use of 3D MRI technology in the evaluation of the growth plates of the knee and ankle
Society for the study of human biology (SSHB), Cambridge, UK (2011), Stephen A, Abboud RJ, Ewing B, Oliver B, Black S.

Early results of tennis elbow decompression using radiofrequency (TOPAZ) technique
BOA - British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress, September (2011), Dorman S, Sripada S, Rickhuss P, Jariwala A.

Internet literacy of orthopaedic patients
AAOS Meeting, San Diego, USA (2011), Putti AB, Innes AR.

Multi-person trampoline use: predicting injuries in children
International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics at Staffordshire University Campus, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, April (2010), Wilkinson A, Paterson B, Bogacz A, Drew T.

Is anterior femoral notching in Total Knee Replacement a risk factor for periprosthetic fracture?
American Orthopaedic Association and Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, July (2009), Putti AB, Gujarathi N, Abboud RJ, Maclean JGB, Espley AJ, Kellett CF.