Our Centre is fortunate to draw on the expertise and experience of two shoulder surgeons - Dr Kenneth Cutbush & Dr Ashish Gupta - who are dedicated to research and innovation as much as their clinical practice.

Dr Cutbush and Adj. Prof. Gupta run a surgical training fellowship through our industry partner Greenslopes Private Hospital & Brisbane Private Hospital, which sees a handful of orthopaedic surgeons join our research team each year, to contribute to clinical and biomechanical research.

Adj. Prof. Gupta maintains a key interest in research through his research arm QUASR and his partnership with the Centre for Joint Biomechanics. He regularly participates in running clinical trials, publishes in international journals and has authored numerous book chapters. His focus lies in the biomechanics of Reverse Shoulder Replacement and Revision shoulder replacement.

Through their links to the centre, we are able to arrange for clinical visits, surgical observations are part of the key training for our students, as well as to foster joint publications guest scientific talks from the surgical fellows at the centre, and attendance to conferences based on our combined research outputs. The surgical fellows spend Tuesdays at the centre at QUT working on projects with our researchers, providing our centre PhD students & post-docs with direct access to the clinical setting for truly innovative translational research. This is how we will continue to bridge the gap between clinicians and academic research in biomedical engineering and to provide operating theatre and patient-relevant tools and devices to authentically drive patientcare outcomes.

Most recently we welcomed our new fellow - Roberto Pareyon from Mexico and said goodbye to Dr Nagmani Singh on the 18th of July 2022.

Our current fellows Freek Hollman & Mohammad Jomaa will continue to work closely with us until December 2022 when Dr Hollman will return to his native Netherlands. With several grants awarded to Dr Hollman and publications in the pipeline with Adj. prof Gupta and our centre post-docs, in particular with Dr laith Alzubaidi who is working on deep learning in medical imagery, he will join a large contingency of centre surgical fellow alumni (Dr Kristine Italia, Dr Kathir Azhagan Stalin, Dr Ridzwan Namazie, Dr Praveen Vijaysegaran, Dr Muhammad Naghman Dr Choudhry, Bart-Jan (EJD) Veen, Dr Andrew Ker) who continue to consult and collaborate with us on our research projects.

On behalf of the Centre for Joint Biomechanics, we’d like to thank the entire QUASR, QOC, and ASRI teams who make the fellowship possible (Dr Jashint Maharaj, Dr Emma Macek, Dr Gina Hsu)

From left to right, Adj. Prof Ashish Gupta, Dr Freek Hollman, Dr Mohammad Jomaa, Dr Ken Cutbush, Dr Nagamani Singh, Dr. Roberto Pareyon, and Dr Ridwan Namazie.