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James Shippen

  • 71 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
19992016

Personal profile

Biography

After taking an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds, James Shippen was employed in the defence industry performing stress and performance calculations on torpedos.

He then moved to work in the Design Analysis department for Rover Cars where he undertook dynamic analysis and mathematical simulation of passenger vehicles primarily using finite element methods. There arose a requirement for acoustic modelling which River didn’t have and so he wrote an acoustic capability into a commercially available finite element package for which he was awarded a PhD by the University of Birmingham and was offered a lectureship in Mechanical Engineering.

At the University of Birmingham Dr Shippen specialised in applying engineering theory to biological system where he was promoted to Director of Bioengineering and worked with many hospitals in the US and UK.

Research Interests

The development and validation of biomechanical analysis and the introduction of neural control into the musculoskeletal model

Vision Statement

My vision is simply to further biomechanical research.

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the persons scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Muscle Engineering & Materials Science
Neural networks Engineering & Materials Science
Brain Engineering & Materials Science
Health Engineering & Materials Science
Seats Engineering & Materials Science
Printing Engineering & Materials Science
Fatigue of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Kinematics Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output 1999 2016

A Design Method for FES Bone Health Therapy in SCI

Andrews, B., Shippen, J., Armengol, M., Gibbons, R., Holderbaum, W. & Harwin, W. 15 Dec 2016 In : European Journal of Translational Myology. 26, 4, p. 297-300

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bone
walking
design method
simulation
Muscle
Biomedical engineering
Biomechanics
Quadratic programming
Computational methods

Constitutive kinematic modes and shapes during vehicle ingress/egress

Shippen, J. & May, B. 8 Apr 2016 In : Applied Ergonomics. 56, p. 127–135

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kinematics
Principal component analysis
Railroad cars

Getting to the root of the problem: Informing design through the exploration of the gardening experience of older women

Kolk, E., Moody, L., Shippen, J. & Alexander, P. 2016 p. 497-502

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Health
Product design

How does car seat appearance influence perceived comfort

Erol, T., Diels, C., Shippen, J., Richards, D. & Johnson, C. 2016 p. 172-180

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Seats
Railroad cars

Activities 1992 2015

  • 29 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

XXIV Annual Meeting of International Association of Dance Medicine and Science

James Shippen (Speaker), 9 Oct 201511 Oct 2015, XXIV Annual Meeting of International Association of Dance Medicine and Science

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference

James Shippen (Speaker), 4 Sep 20137 Sep 2013, American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Ergonomics and Human Factors

James Shippen (Speaker), 1 Jun 2013, Ergonomics and Human Factors

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 20th Annual Meeting

James Shippen (Speaker), 28 Oct 201030 Oct 2010, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, 20th Annual Meeting

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts

James Shippen (Speaker), 7 Jun 201010 Jun 2010, 1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference