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Dr Peter Theobald BEng(Hons), PGCert, PhD, CEng, MIMechE, MInstLM, FHEA

Dr Peter Theobald

BEng(Hons), PGCert, PhD, CEng, MIMechE, MInstLM, FHEA

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

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Email:
theobaldps@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4726
Location:
S/2.10, Adeiladau'r Frenhines -Adeilad y De, 5 The Parade, Heol Casnewydd, Caerdydd, CF24 3AA
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Peter Theobald is a Biomechanical Engineer.  He graduated in Medical Engineering from the University of Bradford (1st Class (Hons); 2003), at the time being one of very few higher education institutions to offer such a programme. He moved to Cardiff School of Engineering to read his PhD in soft tissue biomechanics (2006), before progressing to become a member of academic staff. He now teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Dr Theobald`s research focusses on identifying solutions to measure the risk of, and improve prevention against, mortality, morbidity and injury.  He specialises in achieving this through the novel and innovative adoption of additive manufacturing technologies to biomechanics. His research is of both a fundamental and applied nature, meaning he works with a range of academic, clinical and industrial collaborators within the UK and overseas. Internally, Dr Theobald holds memberships in both the High Value Manufacturing, and Bioengineering, research groups.

More information can be found at our Research Group website: theobaldlab.weebly.com

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  • Landham, P. R.et al. 2008. A bio-tribological analysis of paratenonitis. Presented at: STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2008), Miami, FL, USA, 20-22 October 2008Proceedings of the STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2008), October 20–22, 2008 , Miami, Florida, USA. ASME Conference Proceedings New York, NY: ASME pp. 131-133., (10.1115/IJTC2008-71158)

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Dr Theobald has been Head of the Mechanical, Medical and Manufacturing (MMM) discipline since 2013. This role means he is ultimately responsible for all the MMM undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) degree programmes delivered within the School, and for ensuring a high-quality student experience.  The discipline was recently ranked 7th in the UK, by the highly respected Guardian newspaper league tables.

Additionally, he teaches on the following modules:

EN2454 - Anatomy and Physiology II

EN4107 - Biomechanics and Bioengineering

EN4119 - Ergonomics

ENT543 - Research Methods

Research theme: Mechanics, Materials and Advanced Manufacturing

Contracts

Title People Sponsor Value Duration
Upgrading the small equipment base for early career researchers in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Holford K, Whatling G, Lees J, Anderson P I, Brousseau E, Cipcigan L M, Pullin R, Bigot S, Theobald P, Simpson R N, Kawashita L F, Clarke A EPSRC 498326 01/11/2012 - 31/03/2013
Using 'digital' materials to establish a novel investigation platform for cardiac arrest Theobald P Ser Cymru NRN Sweasea 57000 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2017
Validating the use of piezoelectric materials for novel application in bio-mechanical engineering Theobald P Royal Society 15000 01/04/2013 - 31/03/2014
Optimising Impact protection through additive manufacturing Theobald P EPSRC via Nottingham University 2951 15/08/2014 - 14/03/2015
Putting the 'Spark' Back into Electrical Engineering (Ingenius Public Engagement Grant) Theobald P Royal Academy of Engineering 30000 01/04/2014 - 31/07/2015
Increasing the acceptance of safety headwear within the climbing Theobald P Welsh European Funding Office 39903 01/03/2013 - 28/02/2014
Can providing 3D printing be used to enhance cardiopulmonary resucitation techniques? Theobald P, Clarke A Welsh Crucible 9973 01/12/2013 - 31/08/2014
Biomechanical analysis of dual bridge plating Theobald P, Jones M Biomet Manufacturing LLC 24593 01/06/2014 - 15/02/2015
The use of novel materials to enhance motorcyclist safety in developing countries Theobald P, M. Alves (Fellow) Royal Society - Newton Fund 11800 01/11/2015 - 31/07/2017

New and novel materials to reduce head injury

Theobald P, Soe S EPSRC IAA 19936 15/06/2015 - 30/09/2015

Developing novel materials to enhance motorcycle safety

Theobald P, Soe S KESS II 80000 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019

To radically improve the performance of protective helmets

Theobald P KTP 229425

23/01/2017 - 22/01/2020

 To radically improve the performance of protective helmets

Theobald P e-KTP via Welsh Government 24,000 23/01/2017 - 22/01/2020

Supervised Students

Title Student Status Degree
Using 'Digital' Materials to Establish a Novel Investigative Platform for Cardiac Arrest AHMAD Faizan Current PhD
CAN PAEDIATRIC CPR PERFORMANCE BE IMPROVED THROUGH THE PROVISION OF 'REAL TIME' FEEDBACK? KANDASAMY Jeyapal Thesis submitted PhD
Biomechanics Of Skull Fracture And Intracranial Injury In Young Children As Consequence Of A Low Height Fall HUGHES Jonathon Graduate PhD
FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF THE FEMUR BONE WITH GEOMETRY AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES RETREIVED FROM CT-SCAN DATA GHAIDAA ABDULRAHMAN Khalid Current PhD
Developing novel materials to enhance motorcyclist safety. ROBINSON Michael Current PhD
Developing a Methodology to Perform Measurements of the Multi-spinal regions and Lumbar-Hip Complex Kinematics during Dominant Daily Tasks ALQHTANI Raee Graduate PhD
An Investigation to Establish How The Evolution of Rugby Influences The Risk of Spinal Injury During Scrummaging SWAMINATHAN Ramesh Graduate PhD
Developing a computational model to enabe simulation of blood perfusion/circulation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation SHAABETH Samar Ali Jaber Current PhD
Developing Multi-Material Structures for Enhanced Energy Absorption, for application to Head Protection HANNA Ben Current PhD

Engineering an improvement in chest compression quality during simulated infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation

MARTIN Philip Graduate PhD

Research Staff

Dr Miguel Gonzales, a KTP Post-Doctoral Research Associate based at Charles Owen (Wrexham, UK) 

Dr Theobald's research group focuses on areas including:

  • Head protection
  • Injury prevention
  • Light-weighting 
  • Energy absorption
  • Additive manufacturing for medical application
  • Orthopaedics 

Please contact him using the above details should your interests lie within these areas

Goruchwyliaeth gyfredol

Rhosslyn Adams

Research student

Benjamin Hanna

Research student

Faizan Ahmad

Research student