Professor Jim Richards

Director of Research for the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing, Professor of BiomechanicsSchool of Health, Social Work and Sport

Professor Richards' research includes the clinical application of biomechanics, the development of new assessment tools for chronic disease, conservative and surgical management of orthopaedic and neurological conditions, and the development of evidence based approaches for improving clinical management and rehabilitation. The focus of Professor Richards' work is to encourage inter-professional research and to develop direct parallels with research to the ‘real world’ of allied health work. Professor Richards' work has contributed to the clinical understanding of movement control and the effect of treatments of unstable and painful knee joints. This work has shown the biomechanical and clinical effectiveness of different conservative treatments and the efficacy of rehabilitation devices and led to the development of new outcome measures.