Joshua Giles


Orthopaedic Research

Hospital Site:
University of Victoria

Dr. Joshua Giles is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the UBC Department of Orthopaedics, and an Investigator in the ICORD Research Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the Director of the Orthopaedic Technologies and Biomechanics Lab at the University of Victoria.

His expertise is in the area of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic biomechanics, and medical technology development. His areas of interest are in the investigation of fundamental phenomena in biomechanics and timely clinical questions, with a focus on the upper extremity. As well, his lab works to develop technologies such as patient assessment devices and patient-specific surgical planning technologies that can directly improve patient care.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests:

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics
  • Arthroplasty
  • Orthopaedic technologies
  • Surgical planning
  • Computational modelling


  • Giles, J.W., Brodén, C., Tempelaere, C., Emery, R.J.H., Rodriguez y Baena, F. (2021) “Development and ex-vivo assessment of a novel patient specific guide and instrumentation system for minimally invasive total shoulder arthroplasty”. PLOS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251880
  • Guinebretiere, O., Giles, J.W. (2020) “Feasibility of A-mode Ultrasound Based Registration to Track Scapula Motion: A Simulation Study”. Proceedings of the International Society of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (EPiC Series in Health Sciences). 4:97-102. DOI: 10.29007/345z
  • Liu, H., Auvinet, E., Giles, J.W., Rodriguez y Baena, F. (2018) “Augmented Reality Based Navigation for Computer Assisted Hip Resurfacing: A Proof of Concept Study”. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. DOI: 46(10):1595-1605.
  • Giles, J.W., Langohr, G.D.G., Johnson, J.A., Athwal, G.S. (2015) “Implant Design Variations in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Influence the Required Deltoid Force and Resultant Joint Load”. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 473(11):3615-3626.
  • Giles, J.W., Ferreira, L.M., Athwal, G. S., & Johnson, J. A. (2014). “Development and Performance Evaluation of a Multi-PID Muscle Loading Driven In Vitro Active-Motion Shoulder Simulator and Application to Assessing Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty”. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2014;136(12):121007.

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Academic Background

  • PEng, EGBC, 2017
  • Post-Doc, Imperial College London, 2014 – 2017
  • PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2014
  • BESc, University of Western Ontario, 2009