Congratulations to Gamalendira Shivapatham for passing his PhD viva!
17 June 2022
Gamal successfully completed his PhD, developing and testing new ultrasound-based imaging tools to explore tendon health and disease in the Achilles tendon. Gamal developed a specialised technique known as slip-elastography for exploring functional tendon dynamics. He subsequently tested his methods in a cohort of participants, highlighting the importance of non-uniform tendon displacement in healthy tendon function, and paving the way to develop new imaging diagnostics to monitor and manage tendon disease in the clinic.
Gamal's multidisciplinary project spanned medical physics, clinical diagnostics and tissue biomechanics, bringing together a supervisory team of Professors Hazel Screen, Dylan Morrissey and Jeff Bamber.
He was examined by Professor Emma Hudson-Tole and Dr Aliah Shaheen, both of whom are experts in musculoskeletal biomechanics and imaging.
Gamal is in the NHS Scientist Training Programme, using his skills in the clinical engineering field.
Updated by: Hazel Screen