Miss Betsy (Mary) Jones

DPhil Candidate in Musculoskeletal Sciences
Betsy (Mary)

Prior to her DPhil, Betsy completed her Bachelor of Science at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus in biomechanics, and a secondary major in International Studies, with a focus in medical device approval in the USA and Europe.

She then went on to complete her MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford as a Whitaker International Fellow.

Research interests

Betsy’s research interests include the biomechanics and epidemiology of musculoskeletal diseases, with the aim of improved treatment targeting. Her DPhil projects include an epidemiological study of the long-term health outcomes in retired professional cricketers, as well as a study of current elite cricketers to better understand the effects of elite fast bowling on knee cartilage using MRI and motion capture analysis.

Her DPhil projects are conducted in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Professional Cricketers’ Association as part of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis (CSEOA). Aspects of her DPhil projects have been funded by the University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division’s Medical Research Fund (2014), the Arthritis Research UK CSEOA’s Pump Priming Grant (2015), and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Bursary (2016).

Selected publications

Meding JB, Small SR, Jones ME, Berend ME, Ritter MA. Acetabular Cup Design Influences Deformational Response in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2013 Feb; 471(2):403-9.

Gergely RCR, Toohey KS, Jones ME, Small SR, Berend ME. Towards the optimization of the preparation procedures of PMMA bone cement. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2016 June; 34: 915–923.