Dr Reza Safari

Position: Research Fellow

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Health Care Practice

Research Centre: Health and Social Care Research Centre

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About

Dr Safari is a Research Fellow in Health and Social Care Research Centre since November 2016. In his previous role as a Research Fellow at Queen Margaret University, he was involved in a Meta-analytic review of exercise and behavioural fatigue interventions for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Prior to this, he had been working in Iran for four years. During this period he designed and conducted various research projects, and supervised research students in the field of prosthetics/orthotics and rehabilitation. For his PhD, he validated and used MRI technology for the measurement and comparison of different prosthetic socket designs.  

Research interests

  • Applied health research
  • Management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Advanced prosthetics and orthotics  

Membership of professional bodies

HCPC registered Prosthetist/Orthotist. Reg no. OP4348

Qualifications

2006 - 2010

Ph.D. in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

2002 - 2004

MSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran

1998 - 2002

BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran

 

Recent publications

  • Safari, R., Van der Linden, M. L., & Mercer, T. H. (2017). Effect of exercise interventions on perceived fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis: synthesis of meta-analytic reviews. Neurodegener Dis Manag, 7(3), 219-230. doi:10.2217/nmt-2017-0009
  • Moss-Morris, R., Mercer, T., White, C., Thomas, S., Van der Linden, M., Harrison, A., Safari, R., Norton, S., (2016) “ Which exercise or behavioural fatigue interventions are effective for people with multiple sclerosis (MS)? A systematic review with detailed intervention breakdown and meta-analysis” PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016033763
  • Ghoseiri, K., Zheng, Y. P., Leung, A. K. L., Rahgozar, M., Aminian, G., Masoumi, M., & Safari, M. R. (2017). Temperature measurement and control system for transtibial prostheses: Single subject clinical evaluation. Assist Technol, 1-7. doi:10.1080/10400435.2016.1272070
  • Ghoseiri, K., Zheng, Y. P., Leung, A. K. L., Rahgozar, M., Aminian, G., Lee, T. H., & Safari, M. R. (2016). Temperature Measurement and Control System for Transtibial Prostheses: Functional Evaluation. Assist Technol, 1-8. doi:10.1080/10400435.2016.1225850
  • Ghoseiri, K., Zheng, Y. P., Hing, L. L., Safari, M. R., & Leung, A. K. (2016). The prototype of a thermoregulatory system for measurement and control of temperature inside prosthetic socket. Prosthet Orthot Int, 40(6), 751-755. doi:10.1177/0309364615588343
  • Safari, M. R., & Meier, M. R. (2015). Systematic review of effects of current transtibial prosthetic socket designs--Part 2: Quantitative outcomes. J Rehabil Res Dev, 52(5), 509-526. doi:10.1682/jrrd.2014.08.0184
  • Safari, M. R., & Meier, M. R. (2015). Systematic review of effects of current transtibial prosthetic socket designs-Part 1: Qualitative outcomes. J Rehabil Res Dev, 52(5), 491-508. doi:10.1682/jrrd.2014.08.0183
  • Safari, M. R., Tafti, N., & Aminian, G. (2015). Socket Interface Pressure and Amputee Reported Outcomes for Comfortable and Uncomfortable Conditions of Patellar Tendon Bearing Socket: A Pilot Study. Assist Technol, 27(1), 24-31; quiz 32-23. doi:10.1080/10400435.2014.949016
  • Mohseni-Bandpei, M. A., Nakhaee, M., Mousavi, M. E., Shakourirad, A., Safari, M. R., & Vahab Kashani, R. (2014). Application of ultrasound in the assessment of plantar fascia in patients with plantar fasciitis: a systematic review. Ultrasound Med Biol, 40(8), 1737-1754. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2014.03.001
  • Ghoseiri, K., & Safari, M. R. (2014). Prevalence of heat and perspiration discomfort inside prostheses: literature review. J Rehabil Res Dev, 51(6), 855-868. doi:10.1682/jrrd.2013.06.0133
  • Safari, M. R., Rowe, P., & Buis, A. (2013). Examination of anticipated chemical shift and shape distortion effect on materials commonly used in prosthetic socket fabrication when measured using MRI: a validation study. J Rehabil Res Dev, 50(1), 31-42.
  • Safari, M. R., Rowe, P., McFadyen, A., & Buis, A. (2013). Hands-off and hands-on casting consistency of amputee below knee sockets using magnetic resonance imaging. ScientificWorldJournal, 2013, 486146. doi:10.1155/2013/486146
  • Safari, M. R., Rowe, P., & Buis, A. (2012). Accuracy verification of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology for lower-limb prosthetic research: Utilising animal soft tissue specimen and common socket casting materials. ScientificWorldJournal, 2012, 156186. doi:10.1100/2012/156186

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