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About Gareth Jones

Dr Gareth Jones is the Course Director for the MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine and MSc Sports & Exercise Therapy programs within the School of Clinical & Applied Sciences.

Gareth is a Physiotherpist and researcher, specialising in musuloskeletal injury management for sporting and non-sporting populations. He is a member of the Scientific committee for the International Rock Climbing Research Association. Gareth Is also a core member of the Musculoskeletal Health Research Group and the Centre for Pain Research within the School.

Current Teaching

  • Research
  • Injury Epidemiology & Sports Trauma Management
  • Physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Research Interests

Gareth research is focused on the epidemiology of injury in rock climbing and the development of preventative injury strategies and evaluation of load. Recently Gareth has collaborated with Professor Volker Schöffl and Professor Mark Johnson in the development of a new diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm for climbing-related finger injuries.

Gareth has recently presented his latest research findings at the 4th Congress of the International Rock Climbing Research Association in Chamonix, France July 2018 and the British Mountaineering Council Injury Symposium in Birmingham in November.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (7)

  • Jones G; Milligan J; Llewellyn D; Gledhill A; Johnson M (2017), Motivational Orientation and Risk Taking in Elite Winter Climbers. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, vol. 15 (1), p. 25-40.
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  • Thompson K; Tashani O; Jones G (2014), A preliminary investigation into the diagnostic accuracy of clinical neurological examination in patients with lumbar radiating leg pain. Pain and Rehabilitation, vol. 36
  • Jones G; Thompson K; Johnson M (2013), Acute compartment syndrome after minor trauma in a patient with undiagnosed mild haemophilia B. Lancet, vol. 382 (16), p. 1678-1678.
  • Sanchez X; Lambert P; Jones G; Llewellyn DJ (2012), Efficacy of pre-ascent climbing route visual inspection in indoor sport climbing. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, vol. 22 (1), p. 67-72.
  • Konopinski MD; Jones GJ; Johnson MI (2012), The effect of hypermobility on the incidence of injuries in elite-level professional soccer players: A cohort study. American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 40 (4), p. 763-769.
  • Llewellyn DJ; Sanchez X; Asghar A; Jones G (2008), Self-efficacy, risk taking and performance in rock climbing. Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 45 (1), p. 75-81.
  • Jones G; Asghar A; Llewellyn DJ (2008), The epidemiology of rock-climbing injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 42 (9), p. 773-778.

Conference contributions (1)

  • JONES G (2011) Does Hypermobility increase the incidence of injury in professional football players . : .

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (1)

  • JONES G (2010) Fingers & fears: injury & the role of self-efficacy in performance rock climbing. In: International Sports Medicine, Science & Performance Conference 2010 . Leeds Metropolitan University: , pp. .
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