Dr Joanne Paton
Associate Professor of Podiatry
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
Graduating in 1992, Joanne completed her MSc with distinction in Podiatric Biomechanics in 2002. She received a 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 a past NIHR Research Fellow. She has extensive clinical experience as a Musculoskeletal Specialist Podiatrist working with the diabetic foot. Her current clinical focus is improving the patient experience through the better delivery of insoles for diabetic foot protection.
Joanne leads the BEUP (Balance Enhancement and Ulcer Prevention) research team at the University of Plymouth. She has secured grants in excess of one million pounds and published widely on the topic of insoles for ulcer prevention and balance enhancement in diabetes. More information about the BEUP team and their programme of research can be found at; https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/balance-enhancement-and-ulcer-prevention-in-diabetes
Podiatric Biomechanics Group
Society of Podiatrists
Diabetic foot screening and ulcer prevention
- Podiatric Biomechanics and gait analysis
- Research methods
- Behavior change and diabetic self management
- Diabetic insole adherance
- Orthotic manufacture and function
- Biomechanics of the diabetic foot
- Kinetic analysis
- Clinical Trials
- Falls and falls prevention
Grants & contracts
2020. £44,553. J Williams, R Collings, J Paton. NIHR. ICA-PCAF.
2019. £112,710. J Paton, J Freeman, J Marsden. University of Plymouth Gobal Challenge Research Fund.
2018. £20,000. J Paton, R Collings, V Lepesis. UOP, Impact and Innovation Grant.
2017. £10,000. Sara Harris, Joanne Paton. NIHR/HEE internship.
2017. £52,708. J Paton, S Creanor. NIHR. Clinical Trials Fellowship.
2017. £15,000 English FRAME. J Paton. South West Clinical Network of NHS England.
2015. £961,859. A Buchanan, J Paton, S Wood, N Chochalingam. SBRI-COLAB-4972: Phase 2 Low-Cost Personalised Insoles for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention.
2014. £99,785. A Buchanan, J Paton, S Wood, N Chochalingam. SBRI-COLAB-4972: Phase 1 Low-Cost Personalised Insoles for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention.
2014. £25,079. R. Collings, J Paton. TorbayMedical Research Fund. Study Title: Prevention of foot ulcer recurrence inpeople with diabetes using an in-shoe pressure measurement technology: afeasibility RCT.
2013. £6,229.99. P English, J Paton, G Bruce. Plymouth Hospitals General Charity research grant. Study Title: ‘Instant insole enhancement for theprevention of foot ulcer recurrence in people with diabetes using an in-shoepressure measurement technology: A randomised control trial feasibility study'.
2012. £164,265. M Cramp, S Morrison, J Marsden, J Freeman, J Paton. The effects of footand ankle impairments on mobility and balance in community dwelling adults poststroke – a personal and multi-disciplinary approach.
2011. £156,248. J Paton. NIHR CAT Clinical Lectureship Fellowship. Balance enhancement and ulcer prevention in neuropathic individuals with diabetes.
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