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Dr. Paul Beeson

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Podiatry
  • Department: Podiatry

General information

Paul studied for his undergraduate degree at Brighton University and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatric Studies (First Class) in 1991. Paul went on to study for a Master of Science degree in Podiatry at the same University and graduated with an MSc in 1996.

Paul worked in the NHS for 11 years where he gained experience in treating a number of specialist groups. He worked on Orthopaedic, Diabetic, Psychiatric, Wound care and Rheumatology clinics. He gained additional experience in the treatment of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Paul also worked in a management position for 5 years where he co-ordinated a small team of staff and ran a biomechanics orthotic laboratory.

Paul currently works at The University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer in Podiatry. He has worked in the University sector since 1994. He trains undergraduate and postgraduate Podiatry students and also works at the clinical training unit at Northampton General Hospital where he specialises in the management of musculoskeletal problems of the lower limb, foot and ankle orthopaedics, biomechanics, orthotic management with an interest in foot surgery.

In 2008 Paul was awarded a Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine and in 2009 he became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In 2010 Paul was awarded a PhD at The University of Northampton where he investigated osteoarthritic changes in the big toe joint.

Paul works on the following University committees:

  • Research & Enterprise
  • Science Research Degree Board
  • Research Ethics

In 2012 Paul was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision and also became a Fellow Faculty Podiatric Medicine of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasg).

In 2012, Paul also became a member of the NRES Research Ethics Committee (Leicester Central) and a mentor on the clinical academic career intern scheme (NHS Midlands & East).

Teaching

Paul teaches on the BSc(Hons) Podiatry, MSc Advanced Professional Practice and Masters in Clinical Research (MClinRes) courses within the The University of Northampton. He is module leader for and teaches on the following modules:

Undergraduate

  • POD2104 – Podiatric Orthopaedics
  • POD2012P – Clinical Studies 2
  • POD3106 – Podiatric Surgery & Orthopaedics

Postgraduate

  • PODM010 - Injection Therapy of the Lower Limb
  • MRES003 - Understanding & Interpreting data
  • ORTHMO04 – Advanced Skills
  • ORTHM010 -  Professional Project module

Research

Paul has been involved in a number of research projects during his career with his main focus on the following subject areas:

All of the following research studies have resulted in publication:

  • 1988 – Foot problems in children with Juvenile Chronic Arthritis.
  • 1992 – The effect of occlusive peripheral arterial disease of the lower limb on vibration perception threshold.
  • 1995 – The impact of research on the understanding and management of the diabetic Charcot foot.
  • 1996 – Correlation of in-toeing gait in children and developmental stage.
  • 1996 – Changes in the tibiofemoral angle in children aged 1 to 9 years.
  • 1998 – Is generalized hypermobility a predisposing factor for development of juvenile hallux valgus?
  • 2003 – Surgical treatment of hallux limitus/ rigidus.
  • 2007 – Radiological parameters associated with osteoarthritis of first metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot.
  • 2008 – Clinical parameters associated with osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot.
  • 2008 – Reliability study of clinical and radiological variables of hallux rigidus.
  • 2009 – A qualitative multi-professional evaluation of hallux rigidus classification.
  • 2009 – Differences between normal and osteoarthritic articular cartilage in human knee and ankle joints.
  • 2010 - An evidence-based classification framework for hallux rigidus.
  • 2014 - An investigation of Spinal Cord Stimulation effect upon surface hyperalgesia.
  • 2015 - Spinal cord stimulation & chronic lower limb pain (case study series).
  • 2015 – Use of spinal cord stimulation in managing neuropathic foot pin: A case series report
  • 2015 - A prospective evaluation of the clinical and radiographic outcome of patients undergoing 1st MTPJ arthrodesis using the MOXFQ and SF-12

Bidding activity

  • Funding to support X-ray data collection of paediatic knees for Masters degree in Podiatry.
  • Medical Research Council (Sept 2011) and Arthritis Research UK (May 2012): A possible genetic basis to posterior tibial tendinopathy.

Proposal submitted for contract research

  • 2012 - INGSource Inc. to undertake pilot study on FS6.

Completed research projects:

  • The effect of occlusive peripheral arterial disease of the lower limb on vibration perception threshold, (1992).
  • Changes in the tibiofemoral angle in children aged 1 to 9 years, (1996).
  • An evidence-based classification framework for hallux rigidus, (2010).

Research degree student supervision

  • MClinRes Steven Hickey – Inhaler Study
  • DProPrac Maria Mousley – Comparison of two diabetic foot care teams.
  • PhD Manju Mital – Juvenile Hallux Valgus

Current research projects:

  • An investigation of Spinal Cord Stimulation effect upon surface hyperalgesia.
  • Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation in managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
  • Prospective evaluation of clinical and radiographic outcome of patients undergoing 1st MTPJ arthrodesis

Publications

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2018

  1. Rice, P., Blackmore-Wright, J. and Beeson, P. (2018) Evaluating the effectiveness of a quiz in an educational video. Paper presented to: Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) Conference 2018, University of Leicester, 26-28 March 2018.
  2. Beeson, P. (2018) Spinal cord stimulation in managing neuropathic foot pain. Invited Keynote presented to: Foot Health 2018 Conference, Kettering Conference Centre, Kettering, Northants, 19-20 June 2018.

2017

  1. Beeson, P., Ashford, R. and Raphael, J. (2017) Complex regional pain syndrome of the foot and its management using spinal cord stimulation. European Journal of Podiatry. 3(1), pp. 8-17. 2445-1835.
  2. Beeson, P. (2017) Podiatry in paediatric rheumatology. Invited Presentation presented to: Beginning your Career in Podiatric Medicine, The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, 18 October 2017.
  3. Hickey, S., Beeson, P., Furniss, S., Mulligan-Evans, F., Ryan, E. and Keech, J. (2017) The effect of structured education on inhaler technique. Practice Nursing. 28(5), pp. 196-206. 0964-9271.

2016

  1. Hylands-White, N., Duarte, R. V., Beeson, P., Mayhew, S. D. and Raphael, J. H. (2016) Electroencephalographic evoked pain response is suppressed by spinal cord stimulation in complex regional pain syndrome: a case report. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. 30(6), pp. 845-848. 1387-1307.
  2. Beeson, P. (2016) Injection therapy of the foot & ankle. Invited Presentation presented to: Foot Health 2016 Conference, Kettering, Northamptonshire, 21-22 June 2016. (Unpublished)
  3. Beeson, P., Ashford, R. L. and Raphael, J. H. (2016) Use of spinal cord stimulation in managing neuropathic foot pain: an observational pilot case series study. European Journal of Podiatry. 2(1), pp. 22-30. 2445-1835.

2015

  1. Duarte, R., Hylands-White, N., Beeson, P., Mayhew, S. D. and Raphael, J. H. (2015) Electroencephalographic evoked pain response is suppressed by spinal cord stimulation in complex regional pain syndrome: a case report. Poster presented to: International Neuromodulation Society (INS) 12th World Congress, Montreal, Canada, 08-11 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  2. Beeson, P. (2015) Plantar fasciopathy: what are the risk factors? Invited Presentation presented to: Foot Health 2015 Conference, Kettering, Northamptonshire, 09-10 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  3. Beeson, P., Ashford, R. L. and Raphael, J. H. (2015) Use of spinal cord stimulation in managing neuropathic foot pain. Invited Presentation presented to: College of Podiatry Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015: Putting People First, Harrogate, 19-21 November 2015. (Unpublished)

2014

  1. Beeson, P. (2014) Plantar fasciopathy: revisiting the risk factors. Foot and Ankle Surgery. 20(3), pp. 160-165. 1268-7731.
  2. Beeson, P. (2014) Plantar fasciopathy: what are the risk factors? Poster presented to: 2014 College of Podiatry Conference and Exhibition, Bournemouth, 13-15 November 2014. (Unpublished)
  3. Beeson, P. (2014) Posterior tibial tendinopathy: What are the risk factors? Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 104(5), pp. 455-467. 8750-7315.

2013

  1. Beeson, P. (2013) Posterior tibial tendinopathy - the forgotten epidemic. Paper presented to: III Simposium Internacional de Biomecanica y Podologia Deportiva, Barcelona, Spain, 21-22 June 2013. (Unpublished)
  2. Kirkland, P. and Beeson, P. (2013) Use of primary corticosteroid injection in managing plantar fasciitis: is it time to challenge existing practice? Poster presented to: Allied Health Professions Research Network, The University of Northampton, 28 February 2013. (Unpublished)
  3. Kirkland, P. and Beeson, P. (2013) Use of primary corticosteroid injection in the management of plantar fasciopathy. Is it time to challenge existing practice? An analysis. Poster presented to: College of Podiatry Annual Conference and Exhibition, Liverpool, England, 14-16 November 2013. (Unpublished)
  4. Kirkland, P. and Beeson, P. (2013) Use of primary corticosteroid injection in the management of plantar fasciopathy: is it time to challenge existing practice? Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 103(5), pp. 418-429. 8750-7315.

2009

  1. Hendren, L. and Beeson, P. (2009) A review of the differences between normal and osteoarthritis articular cartilage in human knee and ankle joints. The Foot. 19(3), pp. 171-176. 0958-2592.
  2. Beeson, P. (2009) An evidence-based classification framework for Hallux Rigidus. Doctoral thesis. The University of Northampton.
  3. Beeson, P., Phillips, C. A., Corr, S. and Ribbans, W. J. (2009) Cross-sectional study to evaluate radiological parameters in hallux rigidus. The Foot. 19(1), pp. 17-21. 0958-2592.
  4. Beeson, P., Phillips, C. A., Corr, S. and Ribbans, W. J. (2009) Hallux rigidus: A cross-sectional study to evaluate clinical parameters. The Foot. 19(2), pp. 80-92. 0958-2592.

2008

  1. Beeson, P., Phillips, C. A., Corr, S. and Ribbans, W. J. (2008) A cross-sectional study to evaluate radiological variables in hallux rigidus. Paper presented to: 6th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics, Stoke-on-Trent, 25-26 April 2008. (Unpublished)
  2. Beeson, P., Phillips, C. A., Corr, S. and Ribbans, W. J. (2008) Classification systems for hallux rigidus: a review of the literature. Foot & Ankle International. 29(4), pp. 407-414. 1071-1007.

2007

  1. Beeson, P., Phillips, C. A., Corr, S. and Ribbans, W. J. (2007) An investigation of clinical indicators of Hallux Rigidus. Poster presented to: The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists Annual Conference, Harrogate, 18-20 October 2007. (Unpublished)

2005

  1. Beeson, P. and Nesbitt, P. (2005) The child's foot. In: Turner, W. A. and Merriman, L. M. (eds.) Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. pp. 367-390.

2004

  1. Beeson, P. (2004) The surgical treatment of hallux limitus/rigidus: A critical review of the literature. The Foot. 14(1), pp. 6-22. 0958-2592.

2002

  1. Beeson, P. (2002) Orthopaedic assessment. In: Merriman, L. M. and Turner, W. (eds.) Assessment of the Lower Limb. 2nd ed. Scotland: Churchill Livingstone. pp. 157-211.
  2. Beeson, P. and Nesbitt, P. (2002) The paediatric patient. In: Merriman, L. M. and Turner, W. (eds.) Assessment of the Lower Limb. 2nd ed. Scotland: Churchill Livingstone. pp. 341-371.

1999

  1. Beeson, P. (1999) Frontal plane configuration of the knee in children. The Foot. 9(1), pp. 18-26. 0958-2592.

1998

  1. Harris, M.-C. R. and Beeson, P. (1998) Generalised hypermobility: is it a predisposing factor towards the development of juvenile hallux abducto valgus? Part 2. The Foot. 8(4), pp. 203-209. 0958-2592.
  2. Harris, M.-C. R. and Beeson, P. (1998) Is there a link between juvenile haullux abducto valgus and generalised hypermobility? A review of the literature. Part 1. The Foot. 8(3), pp. 125-128. 0958-2592.

1997

  1. Merriman, L. M., Beeson, P., Kippen, C. and Dale, J. (1997) Treatment planning. In: Tollafield, D. R. and Merriman, L. M. (eds.) Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot. Scotland: Churchill Livingstone. pp. 9-17.

1996

  1. Thackeray, C. and Beeson, P. (1996) In-toeing gait in children. A review of the literature. The Foot. 6(1), pp. 1-4. 0958-2592.
  2. Thackeray, C. and Beeson, P. (1996) Is in-toeing gait a developmental stage? The Foot. 6(1), pp. 19-24. 0958-2592.
  3. Beeson, P. (1996) Recent developments in the mechanism of action of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on the gastrointestinal mucosa. The Lower Extremity. 3(2), pp. 69-76. 1068-6991.

1995

  1. Beeson, P. (1995) Podiatric perspective: a case study of rheumatoid arthritis and a multidisciplinary approach. British Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation. 2(10), pp. 566-574. 1354-8581.
  2. Beeson, P. (1995) The impact of research on the understanding and management of the diabetic Charcot foot. The Foot. 5(4), pp. 170-175. 0958-2592.

1990

  1. Beeson, P. (1990) The clinical significance for chiropodists of recent advances made in the pathology and treatment of psoriasis. The Chiropodist. 45(3), pp. 43-46. 0009-4706.

1988

  1. Beeson, P. (1988) Juvenile chronic arthritis - the foot. The Chiropodist. 43(2), pp. 20-26. 0009-4706.
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