Jae-Llane Ditchburn is a Lecturer in Molecular Biology within the Institute of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies, and is involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching within Biology, Health and the Biomedical Sciences.

Qualifications and memberships

PhD in Rehabilitation Science (UK)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic and research interests

Health and Rehabilitation

Higher Education

Biology and Biomedical Sciences


Selected Publications

Ditchburn, J. and Ciobanu, I. (2021) 'The effects of exergaming in individuals with missing limbs: a systematic review', Health, Sports & Rehabilitation Medicine, Former Palestrica of the Third Millenium, Civilization and Sport, 22(1), 14.

Ditchburn, J., van Schaik, P., Dixon, J., MacSween, A. and Martin, D. (2020) 'The effects of exergaming on pain, postural control, technology acceptance and flow experience in older people with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a randomised controlled trial', BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil 12, 63 (2020).

Ditchburn, J. (2020) ‘Students can experience flow from problem-based learning in Conservation Genetics’, International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(11), 521–535.

Ditchburn, J. and Hodgkins, R. (2019) 'Yersinia pestis, a problem of the past and a re-emerging threat', Biosafety and Health, 1(2): 65-70.

Ditchburn, J. and Carballeira, C. B. (2019) 'Versatility of the humble seaweed in biomanufacturing' (from the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference 'Interdisciplinarity in Engineering' (INTER-ENG 2018) [review paper], 4-5 October 2018, Tirgu Mures, Romania), Procedia Manufacturing (32), 87 - 94.

Carballeira, C., Ditchburn, J., Giglio, S., Rojas, P and Silva, C. (2019) 'Ecological profiles as a novel tool for environmental monitoring of Chilean aquaculture activities' [poster presentation], 39th Congress of Marine Science (CCMAR 2019), 27-31 May, Iquique, Chile. 

Ditchburn, J. and Carballeira, C. B. (2018) 'Versatility of the humble seaweed in biomanufacturing' [PowerPoint presentation], 12th International Conference 'Interdisciplinarity in Engineering' (INTER-ENG 2018), 4-5 October, Tirgu Mures, Romania.