Dr Joanne Paton
Lecturer in 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 currently funded by a NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowship. Shehas extensive clinical experience as a Musculoskeletal Specialist Podiatrist workingwith the diabetic foot. Her current clinical focus is improving the patientexperience through the better delivery of insoles for diabetic foot protection.
Joanne leads the BEUP (Balance Enhancement and UlcerPrevention) research team at Plymouth University. She has secured grants inexcess of one million pounds and published widely on the topic of insoles forulcer prevention and balance enhancement in diabetes. More information aboutthe 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
- Musculoskeletal pathology
- Podiatric Biomechanics and gait analysis
- Orthotic manufacture
- Research methods
- 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 £112710 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. JoannePaton. NIHR/HEE internship.
2017. £52708. J Paton. SCreanor. 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 UlcerPrevention
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 GeneralCharity 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 CATClinical Lectureship Fellowship. Balance enhancement and ulcer prevention inneuropathic individuals with diabetes.
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