Ukadike Chris Ugbolue, PhD, FHEA, CEng, MIMechE, MIET, PgCert
MSRC - Post-Doctoral Fellow
Bioengineer/Lecturer in Biomechanics
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
Chris Ugbolue
Biomechanics Laboratory | Institute for Clinical Exercise and Health Science
Division of Sport and Exercise| School of Health and Life Sciences
University of the West of Scotland | Lanarkshire Campus Stephenson Place
Hamilton International Technology Park | South Lanarkshire, G72 0LH, Scotland, UK
Phone: 01698 283100 Ext. 8284
Programme Leader: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (September 2017 – August 2020), Division of Sport and Exercise, School of Health and Life Sciences, University of The West of Scotland, Glasgow, G72 0LH, Scotland, UK.

UWS and G-Hold awarded Innovation of the Year at the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019 A partnership between UWS and G-Hold, the inventor of a device which makes it easier to hold and use tablet notebooks, has been awarded Innovation of the Year at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. Dr. Chris Ugbolue from UWS’ Institute for Clinical Exercise & Health Science, worked with Edinburgh-based G-Hold on a number of rounds of product testing, helping to prove the ergonomic benefits of the revolutionary accessory which reduces hand and wrist strain. The research-generated data was instrumental in the product’s successful patent application. These findings elevated the product’s positioning within the highly competitive tablet accessory market, helping G-Hold to win new customers including tech giants Microsoft and Amazon Devices. Alison Grieve, inventor and CEO of G-Hold, came up with the idea for the product after finding her tablet awkward to hold. She went on to develop the multi-purpose handhold which can be fitted to your device and used when taking photos, typing on the move, watching TV or presenting to an audience.

External Examiner: (a) External Examiner for the BEng/MEng Biomedical Engineering Programme at the Birmingham City University from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2021. (b) External Examiner for the Dip HE Biomedical Engineering course – Full time two years dual degree provision in collaboration with Gunagdong Food and Drug Vocational College, China, from 24th September 2019 to 31st August 2021.

Best Podium Presentation Award: The Sixth Asian Society of Sport Biomechanics (ASSB 2016) Conference. 13-16 October 2016, Ningbo Fortune Bond Hotel, Ningbo, China.

Peer Journal Reviewer and Journal Editorial Board Member: Reviewer for over 23 journals. Editorial board member for Neurological Disorders & Epilepsy Journal and Insights in Biomedical Engineering (since September 2016). Advisory Board Member, Journal of Sports Sciences (since February 2017)