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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 (24)

  • Sanchez X; Torregrossa M; Woodman T; Jones G; Llewellyn DJ (2019), Identification of Parameters That Predict Sport Climbing Performance. Frontiers in Psychology
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01294
  • Jones G; Schöffl V; Johnson M (2018), Incidence, Diagnosis and Management of Injury in Sport Climbing and Bouldering: A Critical Review. Current Sports Medicine Reports, vol. 17 (11)
    https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000534
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  • Jones A; Jones G; Greig N; Bower P; Brown J; Hind K; Francis P (2018), Epidemiology of Injury in English Professional Football Players: a cohort study. Physical Therapy in Sport
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.10.011
  • Roberts L; Jones G; Brooks R (2018), Why do you ride?: A characterization of mountain bikers, their engagement methods, and perceived links to mental health and wellbeing.. Frontiers in Psychology
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01642
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  • Johnson MI; Claydon LS; Herbison GP; Jones G; Paley CA (2017), Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for fibromyalgia in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2017 (10)
    https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012172.pub2
  • Fitzharris N; Jones G; Jones A; Francis P (2017), The first prospective injury audit of league of Ireland footballers.. BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine
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  • Jones G; Grancharska K; Johnson MI (2017), Characterisation of Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in the hand, wrist and forearm using a finger dynamometer: A pilot study. Journal of Sports Medicine and Therapy
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  • Jones G; Johnson MI (2017), Painful shoulder? Remote clinical management of a field guide with shoulder pain and loss of shoulder function in Antarctica. Australasian Medical Journal, vol. 10 (6), p. 474-477.
    https://doi.org/10.21767/AMJ.2017.2986
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  • Mayhew L; Johnson M; Francis P; Snowdon N; Jones G (2017), Inter-rater reliability, internal consistency and common technique flaws of the tuck jump assessment in elite female football players. Science and Medicine in Football, vol. 1 (2), p. 139-144.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2017.1282165
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  • Oddy C; Johnson M; Jones G (2017), The effect of generalised joint hypermobility on rate, risk and frequency of injury in male university-level rugby league players. A prospective cohort study. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000177
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  • Johnson M; Jones G (2017), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): Current status of evidence. Pain Management
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  • 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.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2015.1069876
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  • Jones G; Johnson MI (2016), A critical review of the incidence and risk factors for finger injuries in rock climbing. Current Sports Medicine Reports, vol. 15 (6), p. 400-409.
    https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000304
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  • Francis P; Mc Cormack W; Caseley A; Copeman J; Jones G (2016), Body composition changes in an endurance athlete using two different training strategies. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
    https://doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06365-9
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  • Johnson MI; Claydon LS; Herbison GP; Paley CA; Jones G (2016), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for fibromyalgia in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 4
    https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012172
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  • Konopinski M; Graham I; Johnson M; Jones G (2015), The Effect of Hypermobility on the Incidence of Injury in Professional Football: A multi-site cohort study. Physical Therapy in Sport
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.12.006
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  • Jones G; Llewellyn D; Johnson MI (2015), Previous injury as a risk factor for re-injury in rock climbing: A secondary analysis of data from a retrospective cross sectional cohort survey of active rock climbers. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000031
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  • Johnson MI; Jones G (2014), A Current Overview of TENS in Pain Management: A Narrative Review. Pain and Rehabilitation. Pain and Rehabilitation: Journal of Physiotherapy Pain Association, vol. 37
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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.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61954-6
  • 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.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01151.x
  • 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.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546511430198
  • 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.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2008.03.001
  • Jones G; Asghar A; Llewellyn DJ (2008), The epidemiology of rock-climbing injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 42 (9), p. 773-778.
    https://doi.org/10.1159/000338575

Chapters (1)

  • Jones G; Sanchez X (2016) Chapter 15: Psychological Processes in the Sport of Climbing. In: Jones G; Sanchez X The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering. : Routledge, pp. .

Conference contributions (15)

  • Jones G; Johnson M; Schöffl V (2018) A Critical Review of the Diagnosis and Management of Annular Pulley Injuries in Climbers The Royal Armouries, Leeds 20181004. : .
  • Rahemtulla A; Johnson M; Jones G (2018) The Effect of Football Heading on Neurophysiological Function: an experimental design The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds 20181004. : .
  • Jones G; Johnson M (2018) Frozen Shoulder? Remote Medical Management of a Field Guide in Antarctica Chamonix, France 20180708. : .
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  • Jones G; Milligan J; Johnson M (2018) The Role of Self-Efficacy in the Antecedents of Climbing Related Injury: a critical review Chamonix, France 20180708. : .
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  • Jones G; Sharples P; Johnson M (2018) Improving Design Characteristic to Estimate Load for Future Rock Climbing Studies Chamonix 20180708. : .
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  • Mayhew L; Jones G; Hind K; McPhee J; Francis P (2018) Epidemiology of Injury in Women's Super League Football: A Cohort Study Dublin 20180704. : .
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  • Moor H; Jones G (2017) Epidemiology of Injury in Ironman Triathletes Bath 20171012. : .
  • Jones AD; Francis P; Jones G; Hind K (2017) A prospective audit of injuries in English male professional football players University of Bath 20171012. : .
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  • Jones G; Woodards C; Sharples P; Johnson M (2017) Self-Reported Injury Mechanisms in Climbers Monaco 20170316. : BMJ Publishing Group.
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-097372.135
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  • Jones G; Mayhew L; Francis P; johnson M (2016) Common technique flaws identified by the tuck jump assessment in elite female soccer players Nottingham 20161129. : Taylor & Francis.
  • Johnson M; Burnham V; Tashani OA; Jones G (2016) An investigation into the effect of blood flow restriction on pain response and muscular endurance in healthy humans Annual Scientific Conference of the British Pain Society. Harrogate, UK 2016 20160510. : .
  • Johnson MI; Burnham V; Tashani OA; Jones G (2016) An investigation into the effect of blood flow restriction on pain response and muscular endurance in healthy humans Harrogate 20160501. : .
  • Konopinski M; Graham I; Johnson M; Jones G (2015) The effect of Hypermobility on the incidence of injury in professional soccer: a multi sit cohort study. 20150411. : .
  • Johnson MI; Grancharska K; Jones G; Tashani OA (2014) Characterisation of delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) in the hand, wrist and forearm using a finger dynamometer: A Pilot Study Manchester 20140401. : .
  • Konopinski M; Bell J; Jones G (2014) Does Hypermobility increase the incidence of injury in professional football players 20140322. : .

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (7)

  • Mayhew L; McPhee J; Francis P; Jones G (2019) A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Incidence of Injury in Professional Female Soccer. In: American College of Sports Medicine Orlando, Florida, USA 20190528. : Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pp. .
  • Mayhew L; Jones G; Hind K; McPee J; Francis P (2018) Epidemiology of Injury in English Women's Super league Football: A Cohort Study. In: 23rd Annual Congress, European College of Sport Science Dublin, Ireland 20180704. : ISBN 978-3-9818414-1-1, pp. 177-177.
  • Jones G; Woodards C; Sharples P; Johnson M (2017) Self-Reported Injury Mechanisms in Climbers. In: Monaco 20170316. British Journal of Sports Medicine: BMJ Publishing Group, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-097372.135
  • Jones G; Johnson M; Francis P; Mayhew L (2016) Common technique flaws identified by the tuck jump assessment in elite female soccer players. In: British Association of Sport Science . : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1260807
  • 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. .
  • Llewellyn D; Jones G; Colby S (2007) Motivation and disinhibition in elite ice climbers. In: Annual conference of the british association of sport and exercise sciences 11 - 13 September University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, 20070911. Journal of Sports Sciences: Taylor & Francis, pp. 315-315.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/02640410600958410
  • Jones G; Llewellyn DJ; Asghar M (2007) Risk Factors for Injury from Rock Climbing. In: . : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9406(07)60001-7

Newspaper or magazine articles (1)

  • Jones G (2012), double-jointed-footballers-greater-risk-injury. Guardian
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