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Professor Omid Khaiyat to deliver inaugural lecture

Professor Omid Khaiyat will deliver his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on Wednesday 13th March.

Entitled The underappreciated role of skeletal muscle in health and diseases, the lecture will touch on Professor Khaiyat’s research from the last two decades – exploring musculoskeletal health and function.

Speaking about the theme of the lecture, he said: “Conditions arising from or leading to muscle dysfunction are extremely common, nonetheless research into muscle health and function has not received the recognition and support it deserves.

“This inadequate appreciation has in turn, affected millions of people’s quality of life by limiting their functional capacity, productivity, and what they can do in everyday life. With the prevalence of such conditions to continue to increase in coming decades due to ageing population, rising levels of obesity and physical inactivity, there is an imperative need for research into muscle health.”

Professor Khaiyat graduated in Medicine in 1995 (MD) and obtained his PhD in musculoskeletal science (sports medicine) from the University of Liverpool in 2006. After seven years of upper limb clinical research at the University of Liverpool, and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, he joined Liverpool Hope University in 2013. Professor Khaiyat is currently the Acting Head of the School of Health Sciences. For the last two decades his research has been dedicated to investigating musculoskeletal health and function in a broad spectrum of healthy and patient populations with a specific attentiveness in interdisciplinary and collaborative research.  

Professor Khaiyat’s Inaugural Lecture will be held in the Senate Room, Hope Park, on Wednesday 13th March. Refreshments will be available from 5pm, with the lecture beginning at 5.30pm.

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Published on 04/03/2019