James Shippen


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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.

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Research Output 1999 2018

Biomechanical analysis of horticultural digging

May, B. & Shippen, J. 8 Jul 2018 World Congress of Biomechanics. Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Wounds and Injuries
Biomechanical Phenomena
Muscle Fatigue

Dig This Technique

Shippen, J. & May, B. 1 Apr 2018 Gardeners' World, BBC Publication, (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 1 p.

Research output: ResearchArticle

Healthier Digging Techniques

May, B. & Shippen, J. 1 Apr 2018 The American Gardener, (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 1 p.

Research output: ResearchArticle

Open Access

Manual handling in non-inertial reference frames

Shippen, J. & May, B. 11 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of 12th International Conference BIOMDLORE 2018. Lithuania

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Optical Devices
Weights and Measures

Musculoskeletal-model based prosthetic gait evaluation for orthopaedic applications using low cost motion capture equipment

Shippen, J., Griškevičius, J. & Daunoravičienė, K. 17 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the World Congress of Biomechanics 2018. Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding

Units of measurement

Activities 1992 2015

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

XXIV Annual Meeting of International Association of Dance Medicine and Science

Shippen, J. (Speaker)
9 Oct 201511 Oct 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference

Shippen, J. (Speaker)
4 Sep 20137 Sep 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

International conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors

Shippen, J. (Speaker)
1 Jun 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts

Shippen, J. (Speaker)
7 Jun 201010 Jun 2010

Activity: Participation in conference

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

Shippen, J. (Speaker)
28 Oct 201030 Oct 2010

Activity: Participation in conference


Establishing movement standards and injury reduction for dancers

Sarah Whatley (Recipient) & James Shippen (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)