Dr Joanne Paton
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Dr Joanne Paton

Lecturer in Podiatry

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

Lecturer Podiatry

Qualifications

  

Graduating in 1992, Joanne completed her MSc with distinction in Podiatric Biomechanics in 2002. She received my Doctorate from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in 2008, having conducted a randomised control trial evaluating the effect of insoles used for ulcer prevention in diabetic neuropathic feet. 

Joanne is funded by a prestigious NIHR post doc fellowship. She has extensive clinical experience as a Musculoskeletal Specialist and Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist. Her current clinical focus is the implementation of the 'Instant insole for foot protection clinic'. 

Joanne leads the BEUP research group at Plymouth University. She has secured grants in excess of one million pounds in collaboration with industry other universities and the NHS current studies include insole development for the diabetic foot (automated 3-D printed offloading insole and a balance enhancement insole) basic research examining balance control in people with diabetes and a clinical trial testing pressure data guided insoles. 

Professional membership

Podiatric Biomechanics Group

Society of Podiatrists

Diabetes UK

FDUK

Teaching interests

  • Musculoskeletal pathology
  • Podiatric Biomechanics and gait analysis
  • Orthotic manufacture
  • Research methods

Research interests

 

  • Orthotic manufacture and function
  • Biomechanics of the diabetic foot
  • Kinetic analysis
  • Clinical Trials
  • Falls and falls prevention

Grants & contracts

2015. £961,859. A Buchanan, J Paton, S Wood, N Chochalingam. SBRI-COLAB-4972. Low-cost personalised insles for diabetic foot ulcer prevention. 

2014. £ £25,079. R. Collings, J Paton. Torbay Medical Research Fund. Study Title: Prevention of foot ulcer recurrence in people with diabetes using an in-shoe pressure measurement technology: a feasibility RCT.

2013. £6,229.99. P English, J Paton, G Bruce. Plymouth Hospitals Charitable Grant Funds. Prevention of foot ulcer recurrence in patients with diabetes using an in-shoe pressure measurement technology

2012-2015. £164, 265. M Cramp, S Morrison, J Marsden, J Freeman, J Paton. Scholl Podiatric Research and Development Fund. The effects of foot and ankle impairments on mobility and balance in community dwelling adults post stroke. 

2011-2016. £156,248. J Paton. NIHR CAT Clinical Lectureship Fellowship. Balance enhancement and ulcer prevention in neuropathic individuals with diabetes.

2010. £3000. J Marsden. J Paton. Plymouth Orthopaedic Fund. The effect of the DARCO postoperative shoe on standing balance and forefoot pressure.  

2007. £5922. R Jones, J Paton. Equipment Grant Diabetes UK. A comparison of insoles used for the prevention of neuropathic diabetic foot ulceration.

2005. £500. J Paton. Support for Science. Peninsula Primary Care Research Management & Governance Unit. Exeter. Pilot work: An investigation into the physical properties of materials commonly used in the fabrication of foot orthosis.

2004-2007. £6000. J Paton. Clinical / Academic fellowship in Primary Care – for a nurse or an allied health professional. NHS Plymouth in conjunction with Peninsula Medical School (Primary Care). Proposal: The clinical and cost effectiveness of footwear and orthotic therapy in the management of the diabetic foot: A randomised control trial.

2004-2008. J Paton. Faculty of Health and Social Work PhD Scholarship. Proposal: The clinical and cost effectiveness of footwear and orthotic therapy in the management of the diabetic foot: A randomised control trial


Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Paton J, Hatton AL, Rome K & Kent B 2016 'Effects of foot and ankle devices on balance, gait and falls in adults with sensory perception loss' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 14, (12) 127-162 , DOI PEARL
Gorst T, Lyddon A, Marsden J, Paton J, Morrison SC, Cramp M & Freeman J 2016 'Foot and ankle impairments affect balance and mobility in stroke (FAiMiS): the views and experiences of people with stroke' Disability and Rehabilitation 38, (6) 589-596 , DOI PEARL
Paton J, Glasser S, Collings R & Marsden J 2016 'Getting the right balance: insole design alters the static balance of people with diabetes and neuropathy' JOURNAL OF FOOT AND ANKLE RESEARCH 9, Author Site , DOI
Glasser S, Collings R, Paton J & Marsden J 2015 'Effect of experimentally reduced distal sensation on postural response to hip abductor/ankle evertor muscle vibration' Gait & Posture 42, (2) 193-198 , DOI PEARL
Collings R, Paton J, Chockalingam N, Gorst T & Marsden J 2015 'Effects of the site and extent of plantar cutaneous stimulation on dynamic balance and muscle activity while walking' Foot (Edinburgh, Scotland) 25, (3) 159-163 PEARL
Lyddon A, Morrison S, Gorst T, Marsden J, Paton J, Freeman J & Cramp M 2015 'Foot loading characteristics in people after stroke: A preliminary analysis of plantar pressure data' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE 10, 34-34 Author Site
Paton J, Jones R, Stenhouse E & Bruce G 2014 'A longitudinal investigation into functional and physical durability of insoles used for the preventative management of neuropathic diabetic feet' Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 1, (104) 50-57
Paton JS, Roberts A, Bruce GK & Marsden J 2014 'Patients’ Experience of therapeutic footwear whilst living at risk of neuropathic diabetic foot ulceration: an interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)' Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 7, (1) , DOI PEARL
Paton JS, Roberts A, Bruce GK & Marsden J 2013 'Does footwear affect balance?: the views and experiences of people with diabetes and neuropathy who have fallen' J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103, (6) 508-515 Author Site
Paton JS, Thomason K, Trimble K, Metcalfe JE & Marsden J 2013 'Effect of a forefoot off-loading postoperative shoe on muscle activity, posture, and static balance' J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103, (1) 36-42 Author Site
Lyddon A, Morrison S, Gorst T, Marsden J, Paton J, Freeman J & Cramp M 2013 'Foot and ankle impairments affecting mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS): measurement of foot and ankle impairments' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE 8, 68-68 Author Site
Gorst T, Marsden J, Paton J, Cramp M, Lyddon A, Morrison S & Freeman J 2013 'Foot and Ankle Impairments affecting Mobility and balance In Stroke (FAiMiS); the views of people with stroke' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE 8, 68-69 Author Site
Paton J, Thomason K, Trimble K, Metcalfe J & Marsden J 2013 'The effect of a forefoot offloading postoperative shoe on posture, balance, muscle activity and plantar pressure; a preliminary study' Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Paton JS, Stenhouse EA, Bruce G, Zahra D & Jones RB 2012 'A comparison of customised and prefabricated insoles to reduce risk factors for neuropathic diabetic foot ulceration: a participant-blinded randomised controlled trial' J Foot Ankle Res 5, (1) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Paton J, Stenhouse E, Bruce G & Jones R 2012 'A comparison of functional and prefabricated insoles used for the preventative management of neuropathic diabetic foot ulceration: A single blind randomised control trial' Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Paton J, Bruce G, Jones R & Stenhouse E 2011 'Effectiveness of insoles used for the prevention of ulceration in the neuropathic diabetic foot: a systematic review' J Diabetes Complications 25, (1) 52-62 Author Site , DOI
Paton J, Stenhouse E, Jones R & Bruce G 2007 'Custom-made total contact insoles and prefabricated functional diabetic insoles: A case report' The Diabetic Foot Journal 10,
Paton JS, Woodrow T & Passmore C 2007 'The effect of plantar cover padding with U'd cut out on plantar foot pressure; a preliminary study' British Journal of Podiatry 10, (3) 115-220
Paton J, Jones RB, Stenhouse E & Bruce G 2007 'The physical characteristics of materials used in the manufacture of orthoses for patients with diabetes' Foot & Ankle International 28, 1057-1063
Paton 2007 'The physical characteristics of orthotic materials used in the manufacture of orthosis for patients with diabetes' Foot and Ankle International 28(10), 1057-1063 , DOI
Paton JS & Spooner SK 2006 'Effect of extrinsic rearfoot post design on the lateral-to-medial position and velocity of the center of pressure' J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 96, (5) 383-392 Author Site
Paton JS 2006 'The relationship between navicular drop and first metatarsophalangeal joint motion' Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 96, (4) 313-317
Paton J & Smith C 2005 'Medical knee pain: an update on a common clinical pathology emphasising biomechanical origins' International journal of podiatric biomechanics 2, (2) 3-9
Conference Papers
Cramp M, Gorst T, Lyddon A, Frceman J, Paton J, Morrison S & Matsden J 2016 'A cross-sectional study investigating foot and ankle impairments is people with stroke' //0 //0 50-50
Paton J, Stenhouse E, Bruce G & Jones RB 2013 'A longitudinal investigation into functional and physical durability of insoles used for the preventive management of neuropathic feet' //0 //0
Paton J, Jones R, Stenhouse E & Bruce G 2007 'Custom Made Total Contact Insole Versus Prefabricated Insole: A Case Report' Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 01/01/2007 //0 9-9
Paton JS, Stenhouse E, Jones RB & Brice G 2007 'Custom-made total contact insole versus prefabricated diabetic insole: a case report' //0 //0 9-9
Paton J, Jones R, Stenhouse E & Bruce G 0 'A longitudinal investigation into functional and physical durability of insoles used for the preventative management of neuropathic diabetic feet' Presented to the i-FAB biomechanics congress. 01/01/2010 //0 Seattle USA
Paton J 0 'How to survive your PhD' R and D Student Research Network. Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual Professional Conference Bournmouth 01/01/2010 //0
Paton J 0 'Orthoses and the Diabetic Foot' Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual Professional Conference. Bournmouth 01/01/2010 //0
Posters
Paton J, Thomason K, Trimble K, Metcalfe J & Marsden J Paton J, Thomason K, Trimble K, Metcalfe J & Marsden J 0 'The effect of a forefoot offloading postoperative shoe on posture, balance, muscle activity and plantar pressure; a preliminary study' 0 0
Paton J, Thomason K, Trimble K, Metcalfe J & Marsden J Paton J, Thomason K, Trimble K, Metcalfe J & Marsden J 0 'The effect of a forefoot offloading postoperative shoe on posture, balance, muscle activity and plantar pressure; a preliminary study' 0 0