Arul is a fellowship trained Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon within the Defence Medical Services. He read Medicine at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, and graduated in 2000. After graduation, Arul joined the Army and has deployed as a medical officer to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Having finished his Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Birmingham, he completed specialist foot and ankle fellowships at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford and the Fortius Clinic, London. He was also awarded the prestigious ABC Travelling Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association in 2018.
Arul joined Imperial College London for a PhD in Biomechanics in 2009 and successfully defended his PhD in 2012. His thesis was related to lower limb blast injuries from under vehicle explosions. He has published extensively, with over 70 peer review articles and book chapters.
He is currently a Senior Lecturer working at the Centre for Injury Studies. His research interests include the assessment and development of offloading orthosis to improve functional outcome from severe lower limb trauma and the effects of shock waves on stem cells.
et al., 2013, Design of a Traumatic Injury Simulator for Assessing Lower Limb Response to High Loading Rates, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol:41, ISSN:0090-6964, Pages:1957-1967
et al., 2013, Outcomes of IED foot and ankle blast injuries., J Bone Joint Surg Am, Vol:95
et al., 2012, The open blast pelvis THE SIGNIFICANT BURDEN OF MANAGEMENT, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-British Volume, Vol:94B, ISSN:0301-620X, Pages:829-835
et al., 2012, Nerve injuries sustained during warfare: part II: Outcomes., J Bone Joint Surg Br, Vol:94, Pages:529-535
et al., 2011, In-vehicle extremity injuries from improvised explosive devices: current and future foci, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol:366, ISSN:0962-8436, Pages:160-170
et al., 2008, Injuries From Roadside Improvised Explosive Devices, Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection and Critical Care, Vol:65, ISSN:0022-5282, Pages:910-914