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Dr Jill Ferrari


Children's foot problems (podopaediatrics), paediatric rheumatology

Department of Allied and Public Health , School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

Jill Ferrari is a senior lecturer in the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience at UEL.


  • PhD

Areas Of Interest

  • Children's foot problems (podopaediatrics)
  • The use of the PROMs in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Paediatric rheumatology
  • Biomechanics and podiatric research
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I am interested in foot function and am presently looking at the use of the PROMs in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. I have a strong interest in evidence-based practice.

External roles

  • Member of Health Professions Council (HPC)
  • Member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Also  teach on postgraduate conferences and work clinically as Specialist Podiatrist in Paediatric Rheumatology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.


  • Ferrari J. Patient perceptions of foot disability in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: a comparison of the juvenile arthritis foot disability index and the Oxford ankle foot questionnaire for children. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015; 8:50
  • Ferrari J and Pilkington C. Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis: The prevalence of lower limb and foot involvement. JAPMA 2014;104:6; 583-587.
  • Ferrari J. Hallux valgus (Bunions). Clinical Evidence. BMJ Publishing 2006 July. (
  • Crawford F and Ferrari J. Onychomycosis. Clinical Evidence. BMJ Publishing – July 2006 (
  • Ferrari-J, Higgins-JPT, Prior-TD.Interventions for treating hallux valgus (abductovalgus) and bunions.
  • The Cochrane Library, (Oxford), 2005, no. 4, Source notes: Update Software, online or CD-ROM, updated quarterly.
  • Ferrari J, Parslow C, Lim E, Hayward A. Joint Hypermobility: The use of a new assessment tool to measure lower limb hypermobility. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 2005;23:413-420.
  • Ferrari J and Watkinson D. Foot pressure measurement differences between boys and girls with reference to hallux valgus deformity and hypermobility. Foot & Ankle Int 2005; Sept 26(9):739-747.
  • Ferrari J, Hopkinson DA, Linney AD. Size and shape differences between male and female foot bones: Is the female foot predisposed to hallux abductovalgus deformity? Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2004; Sept/Oct 95(5):434-452.
  • Ferrari J and Malone-Lee J. A study of the relationship between Metatarsus Adductus and Hallux abductovalgus. J Foot Surgery. February 2003 Ferrari J and Malone-Lee J. Relationship between proximal articular set angle and hallux abductovalgus. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2002; June 92(6):331-335.
  • Ferrari J and Malone-Lee J. A study of the relationship of the shape of the metatarsal head and hallux abductovalgus deformity. Foot & Ankle International. 23 (3):236-242, 2002.


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