The Get CreActive group would like to thank and acknowledge:
The Wellcome Trust for their funding of this project via their Institutional Strategic Support Fund
Cardiff University’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund team for their support in managing the Get CreActive project.
Cardiff University academics from the Centre for Trials Research, School of Medicine and the School of Healthcare Sciences who designed, ran or supported the Get CreActive project - Dr Julie Latchem-Hastings, Professor Tina Gambling, Dr Kim Smallman, Gwyneth Richards, Dr Kate Button, Professor Monica Busse and Dr Geraldine Latchem-Hastings.
Clinicians across the UK who provided advice and support throughout the project – Holly Doyle, Jilly Bond, Mr Ajay Malviya, Mr Jonathan Hutt, Mr John O’Hara.
Creative artists who developed and ran bespoke cre-active activities for the project – Lisa Heledd-Jones (Storyworks), Jack Philp (Jack Philp Dance), Ginny Adams, (MojoMoves) and Seth Oliver (FizziEvents).
Web designer - Dan Jones (IAMDAN) for the design of this beautiful website.
Site photographs taken by freelance photographer Shaima Aljahdali (Instagram: Shaymaa.alj)
The Get CreActive project was inspired by Professor Tina Gambling. Passionate about hip dysplasia Tina worked tirelessly to raise awareness of hip dysplasia and particularly the needs of adults with hip dysplasia. Joining Cardiff University in 2004, Tina developed a strong academic profile, securing the role of Director of Postgraduate Research Studies in 2012. Her work in this role focussed on enhancing the experience of postgraduate students in the school of Healthcare Sciences but she still found time for her own research about hip dysplasia.
The Get CreActive project built on her previous work, and combined hip dysplasia with another of her passions - physical activity. Tina loved to be active, spending many a happy hour in her favourite gym, leading a range of energetic classes. The Get CreActive project aimed to explore successes and challenges to physical activity for adults with hip dysplasia and set core research priorities to move this area of research forward. It was our hope that together, we would set a long-term hip dysplasia research strategy.
In 2020, just a couple of months into the project, Tina died of a short illness. Through the loss of Tina, the Get CreActive project took on an even greater meaning. What became a stunning project, became our 'Ode to Tina' and we dedicate this website to her memory.
Thank you Tina, for enthusing us all about hip dysplasia and for your tireless work raising awareness of this condition.