Jim David Richards
Jim Richards was appointed Professor in Biomechanics and research lead for Allied Health Professions at University of Central Lancashire in 2004. Professor Richards work 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 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 is also a visiting professor to the University of Perugia, Italy; the National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan; and Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal. Professor Richards has authored over 290 papers and written and edited a number of textbooks including Biomechanics in Clinic and Research (2008) and the 5th edition of Whittle’s Gait Analysis (2012). He has also contributed to Tidy’s Physiotherapy (2003, 2008, 2012) and the 10th edition of Mercer's Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma (2012).