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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 2017

A novel biomechanical analysis of horticultural digging

May, B., Shippen, J. & Alexander, P. 1 Dec 2017 In : HortTech. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Turnout is Related to High Internal Loads in Ballet

May, B., Cantergi, D., Wagner, E., Shippen, J. & Loss, J. 8 May 2017 p. 282-283

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Lower Extremity
Hip Joint
Wounds and Injuries

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

Open Access
Leg Bones
Spinal Cord Injuries
Bone Density

BoB – Biomechanics in MATLAB

Shippen, J. 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Characteristic upper extremity kinematical parameters of healthy people during defined motions

Linkel, A., Griškevičius, J., Shippen, J., May, B. & Daunoravičienė, K. 2016 Proceedings of 11th International Conference BIOMDLORE 2016. Mariūnas, M., Griškevičius, J. & Gaidulis, G. (eds.). Lithuania: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, p. 73-75 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
Angular velocity

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

Ergonomics and 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)