What we have learned so far.
Outlining the use of osseointegration implants as a way to enhance the mobility and quality of life for amputees, the evolution of this technology from a two-stage to a single stage surgery and presenting complex and novel cases in this field.
Professor Munjed Al Muderis, MB ChB FRACS FAOrthA, Orthopedic Surgeon., School Of Medicine, University Of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney; School of Medicine Macquarie University
Prof Al Muderis is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. Born in Baghdad, Munjed had to flee Iraq as a young Doctor having refused the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears. Munjed endured a life-threatening journey to Australia by boat. After spending 10 months in Curtin Detention Centre, upon his release, he embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Munjed’s day-to-day work involves hip and knee arthroplasty and reconstructive surgery. He is a leading surgeon in the revolutionary technology known as Osseointegration. Munjed has helped hundreds of amputees world-wide to improve mobility, reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.
Munjed holds several academic titles including Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Macquarie University, Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of Notre Dame Australia School Of Medicine Sydney and Honorary Associate of the School of AMME/Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney.
The lecture will be preceded by a short presentation from a CSAR PhD Award Winner.
Prison Segregation: The Limits of Law.
Ellie Brown, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Ellie’s ESRC funded research explores the experiences and perspectives of men imprisoned in the segregation unit at HMP Whitemoor in 2019, specifically with a view to understanding how the law functioned in this unit. Her research focuses on three areas: (i) it explores how segregation is and should be used, and how law sets the parameters of such usage (in theory at least); (ii) despite there being a complex web of law and rules, their implementation is contingent on the culture and the actors responsible for their implementation. Thus (iii) she examines how laws and rules are not only capable of being overridden by the culture of people but also the culture of context; whereby the application of, and accessibility to, law is limited by the prison environment.
Segregation units are characterised by substantial power imbalances, more so than elsewhere in the prison. They also hold some of the most vulnerable, marginalised individuals in our prison system. Accordingly, the segregation unit is a place where legal safeguards should be robust and able to uphold human rights standards. However, Ellie suggests that the laws and rules are not always ‘robust’, and do not always give effect to important ‘rule of law’ principles. She argues that the (limited) role of law influences the opportunities for reform; specifically law reform, alone, will not be sufficient for changing or improving the conduct, standards and culture of the segregation unit. Many of the problems with segregation originate elsewhere: not just in the wider prison, but in the social, political and economic environment in which prisons function. Law reform may not correct the ‘'deficits' found elsewhere in society.