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21 February 2014

Dundee research gets 'dissected' on BBC

World-leading research at the University of Dundee into motion analysis and the pressures it places on our bodies will get the 'Dissected' treatment on BBC4 this week.

The BBC4 programme 'Dissected: The Incredible Human Foot' airs on Tuesday February 25th at 9pm.

It features contributions from the Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) at the University, with Professor Rami Abboud, Director of IMAR, and his team shown working in the gait analysis laboratory.

Mr Kartik Hariharan, Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Past President of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Society (BOFAS), and long-term external lecturer of the Dundee University MCh Orth course, also features in the programme.

'It is a great accolade to be chosen by the BBC for the programme for our long-standing expertise and excellent IMAR facilities in the Medical School at Dundee,' stated Professor Abboud.

'It is equally of great importance that the same programme will incorporate the views of a leading foot and ankle surgeon, Mr Hariharan, who has been a major contributor on our Dundee MCh (Orth) course for over 10 years.

'IMAR's research activities have always attracted media attention as we are constantly conducting leading edge research that is instantly translational to current life.'

In 'Dissected', presenter Dr George McGavin is joined by leading experts to dissect a real foot, taking it apart layer by layer to reveal what makes it unique in the animal kingdom.

Episode one was aired on Tuesday 18th February 2014 and concentrated on the human hand.


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