J. Michio Clark, Ph.D.
Injury Biomechanics


photoDr. Clark’s specialty is head injury biomechanics. His research for both his master and doctorate graduate programs focused on head injury biomechanics and protective effects of helmets. Michio’s doctorate thesis involved an in-depth analysis and reconstruction of equestrian jockey accidents and their helmets as part of the HEADS (Head protection, a European training network for Advanced Designs in Safety) Marie-Curie Innovation Training Network. His master’s thesis studied concussion injury biomechanics in ice hockey and the protective capacity of ice hockey goaltender masks.

Dr. Clark’s work has involved collection and analysis of head injury data through test protocols that reflect the mechanisms of injury, over 400 head injury reconstructions, and management of data from large lab-based research programs. As a Marie-Curie Fellow and member of the Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory he has collaborated with several industry partners and governing bodies on data analysis directed at understanding how head injuries are caused and how they may be prevented.

Dr. Clark has published more than a dozen scientific articles related to his injury biomechanics research and was part of teams that have presented at more than a dozen scientific conferences. Dr. Clark has also served as a referee (peer-review) for the Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Michio has held research and teaching positions in the University College Dublin School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the University of Ottawa School of Human Kinetics.

Dr. Clark obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin in Ireland and his Master of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in Canada.

• Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; Biomechanics – University College Dublin
• M.Sc. Human Kinetics; Biomechanics – University of Ottawa
• B.Sc. Honours in Kinesiology – Brock University