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Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Debbie Turner, Aug 11, 2008.

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    Debbie Turner Welcome New Poster

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    The Foot and Ankle Research Group based at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) was formed in 2006 and comprises Professor Jim Woodburn (lead), Dr Debbie Turner (Arthritis Research Campaign Senior Lecturer in Podiatry); Ruth Semple (Arthritis Research Campaign AHP Training Fellow) and 2 PhD students (Elaine Hyslop and Gordon Hendry). The group is funded (>£650k) by organisations such as the Arthritis Research Campaign and the European League Against Rheumatism.

    The central research programme of the group is the investigation of pathways leading from primary disease mechanisms such as synovitis to foot and ankle related impairment and disability. This is undertaken in highly focused patient-driven studies in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Three-dimensional gait analysis and medical imaging are core enabling technologies employed by this group. The research has strong translational elements linked to targeted disease-staged interventions directed at the treatment of localized inflammation and biomechanical dysfunction. Recent publications are listed below.

    The group enjoys close collaboration with colleagues in the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases at Glasgow University provides access to state-of-the-art facilities and large patient cohorts. The group is also part of the HealthQWest research consortium (www.healthqwest.org) providing wider collaboration with the University of Strathclyde Bioengineering and other groups.

    The group seeks a highly motivated allied health professional to join a small team of researchers to undertake a full time PhD project linked to the above programme. Experience working with patients with rheumatic diseases and instrumented gait analysis is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. The closing date for application is 01/09/08.

    PhD stipend- £13,900pa for 3 years.
    Starting date- 01/10/08

    For an informal discussion please contact Dr Debbie Turner (debbie.turner@gcal.ac.uk).

    Application forms are available from http://www.gcal.ac.uk/graduatecentre/students/forms.html and should be returned to Diane Dickie
    Graduate Centre
    Glasgow Caledonian University
    G4 0BA

    Relevant publications from the research team

    Hendry G, Gardner-Medwin J, Watt GF, Woodburn J. A survey of foot problems in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Musculoskeletal Care. 2008 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print]

    E. Hyslop, D.E. Turner, I.B. McInnes, J. Woodburn. An outpatient survey of foot problems in psoriatic arthritis. 2008 Ann Rheum Dis; 67 Suppl II: 527

    Turner DE, Woodburn J. Characterising the clinical and biomechanical features of severely deformed feet in rheumatoid arthritis. Gait Posture. 2008 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]

    Turner DE, Helliwell PS, Seigel K, Woodburn J. Biomechanics of the foot in rheumatoid arthritis: Identifying abnormal function and the factors associated with localised disease “impact”. Clinical Biomechanics 2007; Sept 27 [Epub ahead of print].

    Semple R, Turner DE, Helliwell PS, Woodburn J. Regionalised centre of pressure analysis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Clin Biomech 2007 ;22(1):127-9.

    Turner DE, Helliwell PS, Emery P, Woodburn J. The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on foot function in the early stages of disease: a clinical case series. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006; 21; 7:102

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