Dr. Peter Cripton is a principal investigator at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD). He is a professor and associate director of the Undergrad BME program in the School Biomedical Engineering, an associate faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics and an associate faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as co-director of the UBC Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group.
Dr. Cripton has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and mechanical engineering from Dalhousie University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia, respectively. He has a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in mechanical engineering from Queen's University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and spent three years consulting with engineering and consulting company Exponent in Philadelphia prior to moving to UBC. His work focuses on using the principles of biomechanics to prevent injuries through work known as injury biomechanics. This is the field principally involved in the design of safety devices such as helmets, airbags, seatbelts and ski bindings. He works specifically on novel methods to prevent hip fractures, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.