STUDENT SUPERVISION

Here at SORI we are dedicated to research of knee conditions. Our mission is to provide patients and clinicians with improved methods of diagnosis and treatment to restore function to knees affected by injury and disease. This is accomplished by performing high quality research through partnerships with clinicians, scientists and engineers who are motivated by curiosity and committed to the pursuit of excellent patient outcomes. Our core activities are collection, management and reporting of clinical data, research and research training, as well as translating and communicating our findings to the public.

Our research have also been contributed by student projects since 2003. Our work has provided unique opportunities for students to work with world-class surgeons and researchers to refine their research skills in a clinical environment. We provide them with training and facilities, support and mentorship and exciting research opportunities across a variety of disciplines.

Research requires teamwork and collaboration. At SORI we have built innovative and quality programs in areas of research, education, professional training and community service. You will also have the opportunity to learn from the research team, understand the research process, and develop skills in our different data collection techniques.

As a student working at SORI you will have the opportunity to join us at a research meeting to meet the team. There will be a number of research projects at various different stages and at times when high volume data collection is required, this can be an opportunity for you to become a major part of a project.

We have had students working with us from The University of Sydney's Medical, Health Science and Biomedical Engineering Programs.

Our students range from Undergraduate Honours to Doctoral candidates.

We are always interested in working with more students whether it be and undergraduate looking for a project or a postgraduate looking to begin their research career.

If you are interested in working with us please contact us at: sydneyortho@sori.com.au

Recent students who have completed projects at SORI include:

PhD

Samuel Grasso (2013-2018) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Analysis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament orientation in healthy patients, compared to Hamstring graft orientation in ACL reconstructed patients

Jonathan Negus (2009 - 2014)  (Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney)

A randomised controlled trial of two home based rehabilitation protocols in patients who have had a total knee replacement.

Masters and Honours

Marco Zheng (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Development of an FEA model to help surgically plan HTO

Laurant Kang (Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney)

To develop a clinical prediction rule for multiple-ligament knee injury patient outcome

Jasan Danaway (Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney)

How does alignment affect the outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) at one year?

Ashleigh Donovan (2013) (Faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney)

The relationship between cartilage and kinematic changes in ACL-reconstructed knees

Manaal Fatima (2012) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Effect of multiple-ligament knee reconstruction on the mechanical behaviour of the human knee joint

Bianca Albanese (2012) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Validation of a 3-dimensional dynamic MRI method with respect to tibiofemoral kinematics

Jack Batchen (2012) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Kinematic Analysis of Multiple Ligament Reconstructed Knees

Joshua Twiggs (2012) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Computer simulation of gait following high-tibial osteotomy

Gavin Menezes (2012) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Kinematic Analysis of patients following an ACL Rupture

Ashwin Marwin (2012) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Validation of a Knee Sleeve to Measure Accelerations and Goniometry

Daniel Hammoud (2012) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

T2 Mapping of Cartilage in Patients following a Multi Ligament Knee Reconstruction

Albert Bechelli (2013) (School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney)

Determining anterior and posterior meniscal translation: a pilot study into the effectiveness of measuring menisci translation using 3D modelling