Staff and students from the Medical School are invited to discuss their ground breaking research in local news and TV documentaries.
The Institute of Motion Analysis and Research (IMAR) at TORT Centre featured today in the second of a two-part 'ground-breaking' BBC4 documentary series entitled Dissected. Presenter Dr George McGavin is joined by leading experts to dissect a real hand and foot, taking them apart layer by layer to reveal what makes them unique in the animal kingdom. Episode one was aired on Tuesday 18th February 2014 and concentrated on the human hand. The second episode on the human foot aired on 25th February 2014 featured Professor Abboud (Director of IMAR and Editor-in-Chief of The Foot journal), and his IMAR team recorded when the BBC visited the TORT Centre last year and spent the day filming in its renowned gait analysis laboratory.
Actor Brian Cox revealed the rich and controversial past of sugar, alcohol, tobacco and opium to uncover how the commercial exploitation of these products hooked the world in this BBC series. Professor Tim Hales and Dr Alex Baldacchino (Division of Neuroscience) were interviewed as part of the programme discussing opium.