Dr Joanne Paton
Lecturer in Podiatry
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)
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.
Podiatric Biomechanics Group
Society of Podiatrists
- Musculoskeletal pathology
- Podiatric Biomechanics and gait analysis
- Orthotic manufacture
- Research methods
- 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
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