Retirement of Dr Graham Arnold
Published on 1 May 2023
Dr Graham Arnold, Motion & Gait Analysis Labs Technical Manager at UDOTS, has decided to retire after 25 years of service to the School of Medicine and the University of Dundee.
Graham joined the University in 1998 and in 2010 he completed a PhD in designing a novel foot platform to record three-dimensional forces acting on the foot to ultimately provide a better understanding of diabetic foot ulcer development.
He has supervised and supported almost one hundred students in conducting research projects using the extensive range of instrumentation within UDOTS. His expertise has also benefited children with CP at routine NHS clinics where he works with Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons to understand how and why CP affects the walking patterns of children, and what interventions can be used to improve their daily activities prior to any surgical intervention. He has published more than 80 research papers and presented countless times at conferences and given workshops on motion and gait analysis at symposiums around the world.
Previously Graham was a professional electronic design engineer developing equipment and instrumentation for a variety of industries including Naval, Automotive, Meteorological, Military, Oil and Medical.
UDOTS colleagues and friends presented Graham with some gifts as a mark of appreciation and respect and went for a celebratory dinner.
Left to Right: A specialised electronic train locomotive, Professor Arpit Jariwala presents Graham with a framed print of Ambleside, a favourite place of Graham’s, and a personalised bottle of his favourite gin.