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Senior Lecturer in Biomechanical Engineering, Cardiff University

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.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, University of Cardiff