Dr Kellie Gibson
Senior Lecturer in Professional health Sciences
Kellie is module leader for MSc Musculoskeletal Podiatry and Human Gait Studies. She also teaches rheumatology to level 5 and 6 and clinical modules. Kellie is currently running a multi-centred RCT as post-doctoral research in collaboration with researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University. She received grant funding of £206,000 from the W. Scholl fund to run this 2 year project. Please go to the research section to read more about her research.
This approach to foot care aimed to exploit the early use of personalised foot orthoses in a small window of opportunity to effectively stabilise and protect foot joints during periods of potentially destructive active disease. Main study results have been published in Arthritis Care and Research.
Kellie is currently completing post doctoral research 2 days a week in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University. This is a two year study which received funding of £206,000 from the W.M Scholl fund. The study aims to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of prefabricated versus customised orthoses in early Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. This study started in June 2015.
FOCOS- Foot Orthoses- Custom versus Off-the-shelf in early Rheumatoid Arthritis patients
Journal Gibson, K.S, Woodburn, J, Porter, D, Telfer, S. (2013) Functionally Optimised Orthoses for Early Rheumatoid Foot Disease: a Study of Mechanisms and Patient Experience. Arthritis Research and Care. 2151-4658
Telfer S, Gibson KS, Hennesy K, Steultjens M, Woodburn, J. (2012) Computer aided design of foot orthoses: reproducability and effect of method used to obtain foot shape. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 19, 863-870.
Abstract Gibson KS, Telfer S, Dalgarno KW, Pallari J, Woodburn J. Personalised Orthotics for rheumatoid arthritis (PO4RA)- First-onto-man tests of novel foot orthotic devices. Annuals of the rheumatic diseases. Vol 70 (6-Supp 3) AB1008-HP: London EULAR 2011
Conference Papers Gibson KS, Telfer S, Woodburn J. Functionally optimised foot orthoses for early rheumatoid arthritis: a ‘first-on-man’, phase I study of mechanisms and patient experience. Paper presented at British Society of Rheumatology (BSR), 23rd-25th April, Birmingham, United Kingdom. Gibson KS, Dalgarno KW, Telfer S, Pallari J, Woodburn J. Use of Foot Orthoses in early intervention in inflammatory arthritis. Paper presented at North East Orthotics Network, 9-27th March 2012, Newcastle, United Kingdom Gibson KS. Personalised Foot Orthotics for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Paper presented at the Podiatric Biomechanics Symposium, 16 September 2011, London, United Kingdom
Gibson KS, Telfer S, Dalgarno KW, Pallari J, Woodburn J. Personalised orthotics for rheumatoid arthritis (PO4RA): phase I testing of novel devices. Paper presented at 1st International Congress Scientific Testing of Orthotic Devices, 23-26 March 2011, Aix les Bains, France
Gibson KS, Telfer S, Dalgarno KW, Pallari J, Woodburn J. Personalised orthotics for rheumatoid arthritis (PO4RA): development of 3D kinematic and plantar pressure based design rules for commercial CAD software. Paper presented at 2nd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community, 16-18 September 2010, Seattle, United States
W. M Scholl Fund- £206,000 to complete post doctoral research- FOCOs