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Personal Statement

Following many years of clinical practice, I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2012 where I am currently employed as a Teaching Fellow within the Department of Bioengineering's National Centre for Prostheics and Orthotics.  I teach biomechanics and clinical skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students to prepare them for work within the Prostheic and Orthotic industry.

My main teaching and research interests are in upper limb prosthetics. I am interested in the ways that technology can be integrated with the user to improve their quality of life. I am also interested in treatment protocols and usage rates.

Having spent many years working overseas I am aware of the worldwide skill shortage in Prosthetics and Orthotics and to meet some of these needs I have developed a program of Short Courses and CPD available through the university.

Teaching Interests

I am responsible for teaching the Upper Limb Biomechanics and Control Concepts, and Upper Limb Prosthetics classes within our BSc(Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics course, as well as other classes such as Transtibial Prosthetics. I also teach Research Methodology to postgradute students and supervise a number of undergraduate and postgraduate student projects.

Education/Academic qualification

University Of Strathclyde

Master of Science, University Of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, University Of Strathclyde

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Projects 2016 2019

LegBank project Google

Buis, A. & Day, S.



Project: Research


Buis, A. & Day, S.

Foundation De Hoogstraat Orthopedietechniek

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

Research Output 2012 2018

1 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of using an upper-limb prosthesis on the perception of real and illusory weight differences

Buckingham, G., Parr, J., Wood, G., Vine, S., Dimitriou, P. & Day, S., 19 Jan 2018, In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Artificial Limbs
Upper Extremity
Weights and Measures
Weight Perception
2 Citations (Scopus)

Utilising 3D printing techniques when providing unique assistive devices: a case report

Day, S. J. & Riley, S. P., 1 Feb 2018, In : Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 42, 1, p. 45-49 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
Self-Help Devices
Patient Satisfaction
Computer aided design


Cordaid Social Adventure

Sarah Day (Recipient), 8 Dec 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Netherlands

The Legbank initiative

Sarah Day (Recipient), 19 Nov 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

United Nations
Prostheses and Implants
Research Personnel
Delivery of Health Care

Activities 2011 2018

Future of Prosthetics

Sarah Day (Participant)
12 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

BAPO Research Committee (External organisation)

Sarah Day (Member)
Dec 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee


A Legbank for Colombia

Arjan Buis (Participant), Sarah Day (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Economic and commerce