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Research Professor Richard D. Jones

Honorary Research ProfessorRichard Jones

BE(Hons)ME(Cant) PhD(Otago) FACPSEM FIPENZ FAIMBE FInstP FIEEE

Email richard.jones@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 378 6077

New Zealand Brain Research Institute
66 Stewart St
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand

Current roles

  • Director, Christchurch Neurotechnology Research Programme
  • Biomedical Engineer & Neuroscientist, Department Medical Physics & Bioengineering, Christchurch Hospital
  • Research Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, elec.canterbury.ac.nz/people/jones.shtml
  • Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Canterbury Medical Research Foundation

Background

Richard received his BE(Hons) and ME degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Canterbury in 1974 and 1975 respectively and a PhD in Medicine from the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, in 1987.

He is Director of the Christchurch Neurotechnology Research Programme, a biomedical engineer & neuroscientist in the Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering of Canterbury District Health Board, a Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Psychology at the University of Canterbury, and a Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Christchurch School of Medicine & Health Sciences of the University of Otago.

Richard is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, a Fellow and a Past President of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine, a Fellow of American Institution for Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is Editor of the Neural & Rehabilitation Engineering Theme at Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, has been on most of the EMBS’s International Conference Committees since 1988. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, a past member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Neural Engineering, a past Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and a past member of the EMBS’s Administrative Committee (representing the Asia-Pacific region).

In 2013 and 2015, he was voted Supervisor of the Year by the students of University of Canterbury.

Research interests

  • Biomedical and neural engineering
  • Lapses (microsleeps & lapses of attention) and drowsiness – Detection from behavioural measures (tracking and video metrics); Advanced signal processing and machine learning approaches to the detection and prediction of microsleeps from electrophysiological signals (EEG, EOG); Underlying brain mechanisms via simultaneous-fMRI+EEG+Tracking+Video and beamforming approaches to deep electrical activity.
  • Human performance engineering - Development and application of computerized tests for quantification of upper-limb sensory-motor and cognitive function, particularly in brain disorders (stroke, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury) and driving assessment.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and adverse effects on brain.
  • Neural control of swallowing and rehabilitation of swallowing disorders.
  • Forensic brainwave analysis

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Publications

Guiu Hernandez, E., Gozdzikowska, K., Jones, R. D., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2019). Pharyngeal swallowing during wake and sleep. Dysphagia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00455-019-09989-6

Guiu Hernandez, E., Gozdzikowska, K., Jones, R., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2018). Comparison of unidirectional and circumferential manometric measures within the pharyngoesophageal segment: An exploratory study. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00405-018-5019-z

Poudel, G. R., Innes, C. R. H., & Jones, R. D. (2018). Temporal evolution of neural activity and connectivity during microsleeps when rested and following sleep restriction. NeuroImage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.03.031

Peterson, E., Shoorangiz, R., Livingstone, M., Elias, B., Jones, R. D., Tippett, L., Anderson, T. J., … Dalrymple-Alford, J. C. (2018). Oddball event-related potentials in Parkinson's disease patients with normal cognition. In K. Hillman (Ed.), Proceedings of the 36th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (pp. 49). AWCBR. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/awcbr

Shoorangiz, R., Peterson, E., Elias, B., Livingstone, M., Jones, R. D., Tippett, L., Anderson, T. J., … Dalrymple-Alford, J. C. (2018). EEG-based resting-state functional connectivity Parkinson's disease with normal cognition. In K. Hillman (Ed.), Proceedings of the 36th International Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research. (pp. 60). AWCBR. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/awcbr

Chapter in Book - Research

Jones, R. D. (2015). Measurement and analysis of sensory-motor performance: Tracking tasks. In J. D. Bronzino & D. R. Peterson (Eds.), The biomedical engineering handbook: Medical devices and systems. (4th ed.) (pp. 31-1-31-37). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Jones, R. D. (2006). Measurement of sensory-motor control performance capacities: Tracking tasks. In J. D. Bronzino (Ed.), The biomedical engineering handbook. (3rd ed.) (pp. 77-1-77-25). Boca Raton, USA: Taylor & Francis.

Jones, R. D. (2000). Measurement of sensory-motor control performance capacities: Tracking tasks. In J. D. Bronzino (Ed.), The Biomedical Engineering Handbook (2nd edition). (pp. 1-25). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Guiu Hernandez, E., Gozdzikowska, K., Jones, R. D., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2019). Pharyngeal swallowing during wake and sleep. Dysphagia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00455-019-09989-6

Guiu Hernandez, E., Gozdzikowska, K., Jones, R., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2018). Comparison of unidirectional and circumferential manometric measures within the pharyngoesophageal segment: An exploratory study. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00405-018-5019-z

Poudel, G. R., Innes, C. R. H., & Jones, R. D. (2018). Temporal evolution of neural activity and connectivity during microsleeps when rested and following sleep restriction. NeuroImage. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.03.031

Kaipa, R., Robb, M., & Jones, R. (2017). The effectiveness of constant, variable, random, and blocked practice in speech-motor learning. Journal of Motor Learning & Development, 5(1), 103-125. doi: 10.1123/jmld.2015-0044

Knopp, S. J., Bones, P. J., Weddell, S. J., & Jones, R. D. (2017). A software framework for real-time multi-modal detection of microsleeps. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 40(3), 739-749. doi: 10.1007/s13246-017-0559-x

Kornisch, M., Robb, M. P., & Jones, R. D. (2017). Estimates of functional cerebral hemispheric differences in monolingual and bilingual people who stutter: Visual hemifield paradigm. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 31(4), 251-265. doi: 10.1080/02699206.2016.1240236

Kornisch, M., Robb, M. P., & Jones, R. D. (2017). Estimates of functional cerebral hemispheric differences in monolingual and bilingual people who stutter: Dual-task paradigm. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 31(6), 409-423. doi: 10.1080/02699206.2017.1305448

Lamvik, K., Guiu Hernandez, E., Jones, R., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2016). Characterization and correction of pressure drift in the ManoScan™ high-resolution manometry system: In vitro and in vivo. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 28(5), 732-742. doi: 10.1111/nmo.12770

Toppi, J., Astolfi, L., Poudel, G. R., Innes, C. R. H., Babiloni, F., & Jones, R. D. (2016). Time-varying effective connectivity of the cortical neuroelectric activity associated with behavioural microsleeps. NeuroImage, 124(Pt. A), 421-432. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.08.059

Buckley, R. J., Helton, W. S., Innes, C. R. H., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Jones, R. D. (2016). Attention lapses and behavioural microsleeps during tracking, psychomotor vigilance, and dual tasks. Consciousness & Cognition, 45, 174-183. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.09.002

Jonmohamadi, Y., Poudel, G. R., Innes, C. R. H., & Jones, R. D. (2016). Microsleeps are associated with stage-2 sleep spindles from hippocampal-temporal network. International Journal of Neural Systems, 26(4), 1650015. doi: 10.1142/s0129065716500155

Jonmohamadi, Y., & Jones, R. D. (2016). Source-space ICA for MEG source imaging. Journal of Neural Engineering, 13, 016005. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/13/1/016005

Lamvik, K., Jones, R., Sauer, S., Erfmann, K., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2015). The capacity for volitional control of pharyngeal swallowing in healthy adults. Physiology & Behavior, 152, 257-263. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.09.026

Hoggarth, P. A., Innes, C. R. H., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Jones, R. D. (2015). Prediction of driving ability: Are we building valid models? Accident Analysis & Prevention, 77, 29-34. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2015.01.013

Innes, C. R. H., Kelly, P. T., Hlavac, M., Melzer, T. R., & Jones, R. D. (2015). Decreased regional cerebral perfusion in moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnoea during wakefulness. Sleep, 38(5), 699-706. doi: 10.5665/sleep.4658

Huckabee, M.-L., Lamvik, K., & Jones, R. (2014). Pharyngeal mis-sequencing in dysphagia: Characteristics, rehabilitative response, and etiological speculation. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 343(1-2), 153-158. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2014.05.064

Sella, O., Jones, R. D., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2014). Age and gender effects on submental motor-evoked potentials. Age, 36, 9735. doi: 10.1007/s11357-014-9735-z

Jonmohamadi, Y., Poudel, G., Innes, C., & Jones, R. (2014). Voxel-ICA for reconstruction of source signal time-series and orientation in EEG and MEG. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 37, 457-464. doi: 10.1007/s13246-014-0265-x

Poudel, G. R., Innes, C. R. H., Bones, P. J., Watts, R., & Jones, R. D. (2014). Losing the struggle to stay awake: Divergent thalamic and cortical activity during microsleeps. Human Brain Mapping, 35(1), 257-269. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22178

Jonmohamadi, Y., Poudel, G., Innes, C., & Jones, R. (2014). Source-space ICA for EEG source separation, localization, and time-course reconstruction. NeuroImage, 101, 720-737. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.07.052

JonMohamadi, Y., Poudel, G., Innes, C., Weiss, D., Krueger, R., & Jones, R. (2014). Comparison of beamformers for EEG source signal reconstruction. Biomedical Signal Processing & Control, 14, 175-188. doi: 10.1016/j.bspc.2014.07.014

Chester, C. J., Gaynor, P. T., Jones, R. D., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2014). Electrical bioimpedance measurement as a tool for dysphagia visualisation. Healthcare Technology Letters, 1(3), 115-118. doi: 10.1049/htl.2014.0067

Athukorala, R. P., Jones, R. D., Sella, O., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2014). Skill training for swallowing rehabilitation in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 95, 1374-1382. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.03.001

Macrae, P. R., Jones, R. D., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2014). The effect of swallowing treatments on corticobulbar excitability: A review of transcranial magnetic stimulation induced motor evoked potentials. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 233, 89-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.06.010

Macrae, P. R., Jones, R. D., Myall, D. J., Melzer, T. R., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2013). Cross-sectional area of the anterior belly of the digastric muscle: Comparison of MRI and ultrasound measures. Dysphagia, 28(3), 375-380. doi: 10.1007/s00455-012-9443-8

Hoggarth, P. A., Innes, C. R. H., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Jones, R. D. (2013). Predicting on-road assessment pass and fail outcomes in older drivers with cognitive impairment using a battery of computerized sensory-motor and cognitive tests. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(12), 2192-2198. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12540

Poudel, G. R., Innes, C. R. H., & Jones, R. D. (2013). Distinct neural correlates of time-on-task and transient errors during a visuomotor tracking task after sleep restriction. NeuroImage, 77, 105-113. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.03.054

Innes, C. R. H., Poudel, G. R., & Jones, R. D. (2013). Efficient and regular patterns of nighttime sleep are related to increased vulnerability to microsleeps following a single night of sleep restriction. Chronobiology International, 30(9), 1187-1196. doi: 10.3109/07420528.2013.810222

Hoggarth, P. A., Innes, C. R. H., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., & Jones, R. D. (2013). Prospective study of healthy older drivers: No increase in crash involvement or traffic citations at 24 months following a failed on-road assessment. Transportation Research Part F, 16, 73-80. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2012.08.012

Poudel, G. R., Innes, C. R. H., & Jones, R. D. (2012). Cerebral perfusion differences between drowsy and nondrowsy individuals after acute sleep restriction. Sleep, 35(8), 1085-1096. doi: 10.5665/sleep.1994

Macrae, P. R., Doeltgen, S. H., Jones, R. D., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2012). Intra- and inter-rater reliability for analysis of hyoid displacement measured with sonography. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 40(2), 74-78. doi: 10.1002/jcu.20874

Innes, C. R. H., Lee, D., Chen, C., Ponder-Sutton, A. M., Melzer, T. R., & Jones, R. D. (2011). Do complex models increase prediction of complex behaviours? Predicting driving ability in people with brain disorders. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(9), 1714-1725. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2011.555821

Macrae, P. R., Myall, D. J., Jones, R. D., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2011). Pharyngeal pressures during swallowing within and across three sessions: Within-subject variance and order effects. Dysphagia, 26(4), 385-391. doi: 10.1007/s00455-010-9324-y

Peiris, M. T. R., Davidson, P. R., Bones, P. J., & Jones, R. D. (2011). Detection of lapses in responsiveness from the EEG. Journal of Neural Engineering, 8(1), 016003. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/8/1/016003

Hoggarth, P., Innes, C., Dalrymple-Alford, J., Croucher, M., Severinsen, J., Gray, J., … Jones, R. (2011). Assessment of older drivers in New Zealand: The current system, research and recommendations. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(3), 148-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00478.x

Norrie, J., Heitger, M., Leathem, J., Anderson, T., Jones, R., & Flett, R. (2010). Mild traumatic brain injury and fatigue: A prospective longitudinal study. Brain Injury, 24(13-14), 1528-1538. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2010.531687

Wahab, N. A., Jones, R. D., & Huckabee, M.-L. (2010). Effects of olfactory and gustatory stimuli on neural excitability for swallowing. Physiology & Behavior, 101(5), 568-575. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.09.008

Hoggarth, P. A., Innes, C. R. H., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Severinsen, J. E., & Jones, R. D. (2010). Comparison of a linear and a non-linear model for using sensory-motor, cognitive, personality, and demographic data to predict driving ability in healthy older adults. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 42(6), 1759-1768. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.04.017

Poudel, G. R., Jones, R. D., Innes, C. R. H., Watts, R., Davidson, P. J., & Bones, P. J. (2010). Measurement of BOLD changes due to cued eye-closure and stopping during a continuous visuomotor task via model-based and model-free approaches. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, 18(5), 479-488. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2010.2050782

Innes, C. R. H., Jones, R. D., Anderson, T. J., Hollobon, S., & Dalrymple-Alford, J. (2009). Performance in normal subjects on a novel battery of driving-related sensory-motor and cognitive tests. Behavior Research Methods, 41(2), 284-294.

Heitger, M. H., Jones, R. D., Macleod, A. D., Snell, D. L., Frampton, C. M., & Anderson, T. J. (2009). Impaired eye movements in post-concussion syndrome indicate suboptimal brain function beyond the influence of depression, malingering or intellectual ability. Brain, 132, 2850-2870. doi: 10.1093/brain/awp181

Myall, D. J., MacAskill, M. R., Davidson, P. R., Anderson, T. J., & Jones, R. D. (2008). Design of a modular and low-latency virtual-environment platform for applications in motor adaptation research, neurological disorders, and neurorehabilitation. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, 16(3), 298-309. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2008.922676

Van Hese, P., Vanrumste, B., Hallez, H., Carroll, G. J., Vonck, K., Jones, R. D., … Lemahieu, I. (2008). Detection of focal epileptiform events in the EEG by spatio-temporal dipole clustering. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119(8), 1756-1770. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2008.04.009

Kelly, B. N., Huckabee, M.-L., Frampton, C. M. A., & Jones, R. D. (2008). Arousal has no effect on non-nutritive breathing-swallowing coordination during the first year of human life. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 26(5), 385-390. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2008.03.006

Kelly, B. N., Huckabee, M.-L., Jones, R. D., & Frampton, C. M. A. (2007). Integrating swallowing and respiration: Preliminary results of the effect of body position. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 15(4), 347-355.

Kelly, B. N., Huckabee, M.-L., Jones, R. D., & Carroll, G. J. (2007). The influence of volition on breathing-swallowing coordination in healthy adults. Behavioral Neuroscience, 121(6), 1174-1179.

Innes, C. R. H., Jones, R. D., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Hayes, S., Hollobon, S., Severinsen, J., … Anderson, T. J. (2007). Sensory-motor and cognitive tests predict driving ability of persons with brain disorders. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 260, 188-198.

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