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Dr. Mike Whittle is a medical doctor and research scientist from Great Britain. Until he retired in 2005, he held the Walter M. Cline, Jr., Chair of Excellence in Rehabilitation Technology in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He was a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and also in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He obtained his first degree, in physiology, from the University of London, and his medical doctorate from St. George's Hospital, University of London. After obtaining full registration as a doctor, he decided to embark on a career in research and teaching, and obtained a Masters degree in biomechanics and a Ph.D. in human biology and health, both from the University of Surrey. As an exchange medical officer in the Royal Air Force, he was loaned to NASA to supervise six of the medical experiments on the skylab space program. He later joined the faculty of the University of Oxford, and carried out pioneer work on the scientific measurement of human walking. He moved to UTC in August 1989, teaching kinesiology, scientific inquiry and gait analysis in the Physical Therapy program. He founded and directed the H. Carey Hanlin Gait Analysis Laboratory, originally in the Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, but subsequently relocated to the UTC campus. In the laboratory, he assessed patients with walking disorders, and conducted research on human gait and related topics. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and two books, one of which is used as a text book for courses throughout the world, including the Kinesiology and Gait Analysis courses at UTC!



1946-1949 Various elementary schools
1949-1952 Haberdashers' Preparatory School, Mill Hill, Middlesex
1952-1958 Haberdashers' Aske's Hampstead School, London


1958-1961 King's College, University of London

1961-1962 King's College, University of London 1962-1965 St. George's Hospital Medical School, London 1969-1970 University of Surrey 1975-1978University of Surrey (part-time)


1958-1965 GEC Hirst Research Centre, Wembley, Middlesex

1966-1967 St. George's Hospital, London 1967-1969 St. George's Hospital, London 1969-1970 University of Surrey 1970-1971 Royal Air Force Station, Scampton, Lincolnshire 1971-1972 RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, Farnborough 1972-1975 NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas USA 1975-1978 RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine, Farnborough 1978-1989 University of Oxford, Orthopaedic Engineering Centre 1989-2005 The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1990-2005 University of Tennessee College of Medicine 1991-2000 Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
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Last revised: December 18, 2005