Dr Joanne Paton
Profiles

Dr Joanne Paton

Lecturer in Podiatry

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

Role

Lecturer Podiatry

Qualifications

  

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

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

 

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

Grants & contracts

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.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Gorst T, Rogers A, Morrison SC, Cramp M, Paton J, Freeman J & Marsden J 2018 'The prevalence, distribution, and functional importance of lower limb somatosensory impairments in chronic stroke survivors: a cross sectional observational study' Disability and Rehabilitation 1-8 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gorst TR, Freeman J, Marsden J, Paton J, cramp M, rogers A & morisson S 2017 'Exploring foot and ankle impairments affecting mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS study)' Physiotherapy , DOI PEARL
Collings RJ, Freeman J, latour JM, glasser S & paton J 2017 'Footwear and insole design features to prevent foot ulceration in people with diabetes: a systematic review protocol' JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports , DOI PEARL
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
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 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
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
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
Gorst T, Lyddon A, Marsden J, Paton J, Morrison SC, Cramp M & Freeman J 2015 '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 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 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, Collings R, Glasser S & Kent B 2014 'The effects of foot and ankle devices on balance, gait and falls in adults with sensory perception loss: a systematic review protocol' The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 12, 74-91
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, 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
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 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, 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 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, 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, 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 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 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, Rogers A, Freeman J, Paton J, Morrison SC & Marsden J 2017 'Foot and ankle impairments as predictors of mobility and balance after stroke (FAiMiS study)' 13-13
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' 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'
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 9-9
Paton JS, Stenhouse E, Jones RB & Brice G 2007 'Custom-made total contact insole versus prefabricated diabetic insole: a case report' 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 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
Paton J 0 'Orthoses and the Diabetic Foot' Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual Professional Conference. Bournmouth 01/01/2010
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