United Arab Emirates
Dr. Ashokan Arumugam is an Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy at the College of Health Sciences, Gulf Medical University (GMU), United Arab Emirates. He is teaching postgraduate physiotherapy students at GMU. He is an Orthopedic Manual Physiotherapist with a special interest in biomechanical analyses of the lower limbs and associated brain activation patterns in individuals with and without anterior cruciate ligament injuries. He received his PhD from the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, New Zealand. He was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2016-2018) in Prof. Charlotte Häger’s team at Umeå University, Sweden. He is an avid researcher with 20 publications. He has worked as a clinician and/or an academic in various professional capacities in India, NZ and Saudi Arabia. He is an Editorial Board member and a Peer-reviewer of some reputed journals. He has presented his research in eight international and four national conferences. He is supervising a PhD student at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India) for a study on smartphone-based break reminders and an exercise program to promote physical activity among desk-based employees. He has won accolades for his academic achievements including, amongst others, 'Outstanding-Contribution-in-Reviewing 2017 ('Musculoskeletal-Science-and-Practice' and 'Physical-Therapy-in-Sport')', Doctoral Scholarship (Otago), and two teaching awards (Otago).