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Dr Mike Jones

Reader

School of Engineering

Email
jonesmd1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5952
Campuses
E/3.17
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Biography

Dr Mike Jones holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Wales, Doctor of Philosophy in Biomechanical Engineering and Master of Law in the Legal Aspects of Medical Practice from Cardiff University, Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills from the Inns of Court School of Law, London.  He is a Gray’s Inn Barrister.  He earned the Master’s degree in Paediatrics and Child Health Studies from Cardiff School of Medicine, Cardiff University and completed the University of Glasgow course in Forensic Medical Science at St George’s Hospital, London. He is a professional member of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.  He has held the positions of Research Associate with the Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine and Cardiff School of Engineering between 1995 and 1997, University Lecturer at Cardiff University between 1997 and 2011 and Senior Lecturer between 2011 and August 2019.  He currently holds the position of Reader in Clinical, Trauma and Orthopaedic Engineering at Cardiff University.  In 2017 he was appointed as an Adjunct Faculty Professor of Brain Injury Biomechanics at Mississippi State University, USA and in 2018 became an invited member of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Laboratory at the University of Oxford.  He is a founding co-editor of the Journal Brain Multyphysics.  He has over twenty-years-experience of applying engineering principles to the investigation of the causation of injury.  His research interests include the biomechanics of injury of the following types: penetrative wounding and blunt force trauma, falls, playground accidents, sports related head injuries, sub concussive brain injuries, non-accidental injuries; including vehicular impacts, short fall impacts and inertial injuries, such as those believed to be a result of shaking.  He has a specialist interest in injuries to infants and children.  He has published over 140 peer reviewed national and international journal and conference publications on these subjects and inclusions in the textbooks on the subjects of ‘Brain Biomechanics Multiscale Modeling’,  ‘Forensic Neuropathology’ and ‘Paediatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology’.  He is a consultant to several UK’s government agencies and routinely advises multi agency investigations on the biomechanical engineering aspects of murder, assault, accident and suicide.  He routinely acts as an expert witness in England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Internationally on issues related to infant, child and adult injury in criminal. civil and family courts and Courts of Appeal.

Recent Publications

  • Bakhtiarydavijani A, Murphy M A, Johnson KL, Khalid G, Jones MD, Horstemeyer MF, Dobbins AC, Prabhu R (2021). A Mesoscale Finite Element Modelling Approach for Understanding Brain Morphology and Material Heterogeneity Effects in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 23 16, 2020. 
  • Berthelson P, Ghassemi P, Wood J, Stubblefieldd G, Al-Graittie A, Jones M, Horstemeyer M, Chowdhury S, Prabhu R (2021) A Finite Element-Guided Mathematical Surrogate Modeling Approach to Assess Occupant Head Injury Risk Due to Vehicular Impacts. International Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing.
  • Schroder A, Lawrence T, Voets N, Jones M, Pena Jose-Maria, Jerusalem A (2021) A machine learning enhanced mechanistic simulation framework for functional deficit prediction in TBI A MF enhanced FE framework for functional deficit prediction in TBI. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology; Volume 9 | Article 587082

  • MCSFS.  Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (2007)

 Memberships

  • The British Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Association of Child Protection Professionals
  • International Society of Biomechanics
  • Academic Paediatric Association of Great Britain and Ireland
  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.
  • Association of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers

 

Current employment responsibilities

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Committee member, Cardiff School of Engineering
  • EDI lead on Bullying and Harassment, Cardiff School of Engineering
  • Athena Swann committee member, Cardiff School of Engineering
  • Cardiff University Race Equality Supervisory panel member

Professional memberships

  • The British Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Association of Child Protection Professionals
  • International Society of Biomechanics
  • Academic Paediatric Association of Great Britain and Ireland
  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.
  • Association of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers

Academic positions

  • 2019 -present: Reader in Clinical, Trauma and Orthopaedic Engineering
  • 2011-2019: Senior Lecturer 
  • 1997 - 2011: Lecturer
  • 1995-1997: Research Associate

 

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Teaching

BEng/MEng Medical Engineering

Medical Applications

Anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, putting the patient at the centre, the interface of engineering in the critical care environment, the cutting edge, the future.

Forensic Engineering

The legal context, Civil Justice System, Criminal Justice System, The Expert Witness, the biomechanics of injury, automotive safety, pedestrian safety, the biomechanics of head injury, case reviews.

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Mechatronics

The differential diagnosis of chronic and accute asthma

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

MSc Environmental Engineering

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Dynamic human simulation softwareJones MDRoyal Society 982501/04/2003 - 01/07/2003
The development of an arm fracture model for application to playground falls, domestic falls and non-accidental injury investigationJones MDLlandough Hospital University of Wales College of Medicine150001/10/2003 - 01/10/2006
Summarise the existing literature on blunt traumaJones MD, Nokes LDMDefence Science and Technology Laboratory 2000001/10/2003 - 01/10/2004
Summarise the existing literature on blunt trauma ext to RCNG530Jones MD, Nokes LDMDefence Science and Technology Laboratory1000001/10/2003 - 01/10/2004
Biomechanical analysis of dual bridge platingTheobald P, Jones MBiomet Manufacturing LLC2459301/06/2014 - 15/02/2015

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
ENHANCING THE SAFETY OF VULNERABLE ROAD USERS IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS.(URBAN MANAGEMENT).AL GRAITTI AhmedCurrentPhD
A Biomechanical Assessment of the Duhaime Shaken Baby Syndrome ModelCORY Corrina ZoeyGraduatePhD
CAN PAEDIATRIC CPR PERFORMANCE BE IMPROVED THROUGH THE PROVISION OF 'REAL TIME' FEEDBACK?KANDASAMY JeyapalCurrentPhD
Biomechanics Of Skull Fracture And Intracranial Injury In Young Children As Consequence Of A Low Height FallHUGHES JonathonGraduatePhD
FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF THE FEMUR BONE WITH GEOMETRY AND MATERIAL PROPERTIES RETREIVED FROM CT-SCAN DATAGHAIDAA ABDULRAHMAN KhalidCurrentPhD
Quantative Ultrasound Image Analysis of the Gastrocnemius Muscle for Injury Evaluation (A Pilot Study).ALQAHTANI MahdiGraduatePhD
Biomechanical Analysis of Falls onto the Outstretched HandGITTENS Nicola JaneGraduatePhD
Engieeirng An Improvement In Chest Compression Quality During Simulated Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.MARTIN PhilipGraduatePhD
Developing a Methodology to Perform Measurements of the Multi-spinal regions and Lumbar-Hip Complex Kinematics during Dominant Daily TasksALQHTANI RaeeThesis SubmittedPhD
Developing a computational model to enabe simulation of blood perfusion/circulation during cardiopulmonary resuscitationSHAABETH Samar Ali JaberCurrentPhD

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of: the biomechanics of injury and injury prevention associated with the investigation of murder, assault, accident and suicide.

Including but not exclusively:

  • The biomechanics of head/brain injury
  • Penetrative wounding
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Falls,
  • Playground accidents
  • Sub concussive brain injuries
  • Concussive brain injuries
  • Non-accidental injuries; including vehicular impacts, short fall impacts and inertial injuries, such as those believed to be a result of shaking
  • A specialist interest in injuries to infants and children
  • Sports Head Injury Biomechanics
  • Sports surface impact biomechanics
  • Pedestrian/vehicle impact biomechanics

Areas of expertise