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Antony Hodgson


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Antony Hodgson obtained his BASc and MASc degrees in mechanical engineering in 1984 and 1986, respectively, from the University of British Columbia, spent a year as research engineer with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto (1986-7), and then went on to doctoral studies in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics in the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied human motor control issues and obtained his PhD in 1994. Following this, he held a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University and the Greenville Hospital System before coming to UBC as an Assistant Professor in 1995. He received a Killam Teaching Award in 2002 and a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar Award also in 2002; he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and to Full Professor in 2009. Dr. Hodgson teaches courses in mechanical and medical device design and, as a co-chairholder of the NSERC Chair in Design Engineering program, is working on a new interdisciplinary senior design course open to students in any engineering department. Dr. Hodgson is a registered Professional Engineer, a member of ASME, IEEE, the Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Society and the International Society of Biomechanics, and serves on the board of the Medical Device Development Centre.

Disability Health Area of Focus:

My primary area of research is computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery, but I sponsor numerous projects in medical and rehabilitation devices and work closely with the BC ALS Society in my role as Chair in Design Engineering at UBC.

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