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Dr Udoka Arinze Chris Okafor, is a 1996 Physiotherapy graduate of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. He also obtained his MSc (2003) and Ph.D (2013) from the same University. He became the first to obtain a Ph.D from any Nigerian University in the specialty of Ergonomics/Industrial Physiotherapy and also the first male to obtain a Ph.D from the Postgraduate Physiotherapy programme of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. His core interest is Occupational health and Road Safety Policy and Regulation. Since joining the services of the University in 2009, he has served in various capacities including as member, UNILAG Golden Jubilee Anniversary Committee (CMUL), Student Affairs Committee (CMUL), Advancement, Endowment and Alumni Committee (CMUL), Faculty ICT Committee (Clinical Sciences), Student Support Scheme Committee (CMUL), Indigent Students Welfare Committee (UNILAG) and Staff Adviser, University of Lagos Association of Physiotherapy Students, among others.
Dr Okafor has played a visible role in the growth and re-branding of the Physiotherapy profession in Nigeria and West Africa. He has served the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) in various capacities including Public Relations Officer. He is currently the pioneer Coordinator of the West Africa Physiotherapy Union. He has attended and actively participated in all Annual National Scientific Conferences of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (since 1999) and also in all Africa Regional Congresses of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT-Africa) since 2006. He has served as alternate voting delegate (for Nigeria) and also as Congress volunteer at the WCPT conference held in Amsterdam in 2011. Dr Okafor has attended over 30 local and International Conferences and has presented papers in at least 20 of them. He currently has over 20 peer-reviewed publications in both local and International journals
Osteoarthritis; Knee; Kinesthesis; Proprioception; Exercise
Research Article: Occup Med Health Aff 2013, 1: 104
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