Sarah Day, MSc


  • United Kingdom

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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. In addition to my teaching responsibilities I supervise MSc, MPhil and PhD students, and Iam involved in several research and KE projects.

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 and Human Biological Sciences. I also teach Research Methodology to postgradute students and supervise a number of undergraduate and postgraduate student projects.

I have an interest in shape capture and CAD, and have been leading the intergration of these into P&O teaching to reflect modern clinical practice.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Academic Studies (Academic Practice), University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 2 Nov 2015

Master of Science, Rehabilitation Studies, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 26 May 2010

Bachelor of Science, Prosthetics and Orthotics, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 3 Nov 1999

External positions

ISPO Auditor, INternational Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)

1 Aug 2021 → …


  • upper limb prosthetic
  • socket design
  • amputation incidence
  • co-creation
  • biomechanics


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