Dr Paul Beeson
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCRDS, FCPodMed, FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

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About me

Paul graduated as a Podiatrist in 1983 from Huddersfield University with a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine.

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 the School of Health and Division of 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.

In 2012 I became a member of the following School of Health Committees: In 2012 Paul was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision and became a Fellow Faculty Podiatric Medicine of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasg).

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

Qualifications and training

Preregistration

1983 Diploma in Podiatric Medicine
Huddersfield University


Postregistration

1992 BSc (Hons) Podiatric Studies - First Class
Brighton University
1993 Further & Adult Education Teachers Certificate (City and Guilds 7307)
Thames Valley University
1996 MSc Podiatry
Brighton University
1999 Part A - Fellowship in Surgery of College of Podiatrists
Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
1999 POPUMET certificate
Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
2000 Prescription only medicine (POM) certificate
Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
2000 Advanced Life Support
Resuscitation Council UK
2001 Part B - Fellowship in Surgery of College of Podiatrists
Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
2001 IRMER Certificate
Northampton General Hospital
2002 Part C - Fellowship in Surgery of College of Podiatrists
Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
2003 Immediate Life Support (ILS)
Resusication Council UK
2004 Immediate Life Support (ILS)
Resusication Council UK - Revalidation
2006 Basic Life Support
University of Northampton - Revalidation
2006 Steroid Injection therapy Certificate
Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
2007 Prescription only medicines - Update course
Solihull Hospital
2008 Fellow of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine
Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists
2009 Fellow Higher Education Academy
Higher Education Academy
2010 Research degree - Doctor of Philosophy
University of Northampton
2012 Post Graduate Certificate in Research Degree supervision
University of Northampton

Membership of Societies

The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists

Scientific Journal Referee

British Journal of Podiatry

The Foot - International Journal of Clinical Foot Science

Journal American Podiatric Medical Association

Publications

Journals

Beeson, P. (1988): Juvenile Chronic Arthritis - The Foot. The Chiropodist. 43. (2). 20 -26.

Beeson, P. (1988): Chiropody today. Pulse. Wexham Park Hospital staff journal. 6. 10-11.

Beeson, p. (1990): The clinical significance for chiropodists of recent advances made in the pathology and treatment of psoriasis. The Chiropodist. 45. (3). 43 - 46.

Beeson, P. (1995): The impact of research on the understanding and management of the diabetic Charcot foot. The Foot. 5. (4). 170 - 175.

Beeson, P. (1995): Podiatric perspective: a case study of rheumatoid arthritis and a multidisciplinary approach. British Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation. 2. (10). 566- 574.

Thackeray, C., & Beeson, P. (1996): In-toeing gait in children. A review of the literature. The Foot. 6. (1). 1 - 4.

Thackeray, C, & Beeson, P. (1996): Is in-toeing gait a developmental stage ? The Foot. 6. (1) . 19 - 24.

Beeson, P. (1996): Recent developments in the mechanism of action of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on the gastrointestinal mucosa. The Lower Extremity. 3 (2) . 69 - 76.

Harris, M-C. R., & Beeson, P. (1998): Is there a link between juvenile hallux abducto-valgus and generalised hypermobility ? A review of the literature. Part 1. The Foot. 8. (3). 125 - 128.

Harris, M-C. R., & Beeson, P. (1998): Generalised hypermobility: Is it a predisposing factor towards the development of juvenile hallux abducto-valgus ? Part 2. The Foot. 8. (4). 203 - 209.

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

Beeson, P. (2004): The Surgical Treatment of Hallux Limitus/ Rigidus: A Critical Review of the Literature. The Foot. 14. (1). 6-22.

Beeson, P; Phillips, C; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ (2008): Classification systems for hallux rigidus: A review of the literature. Foot & Ankle Int. 29. (4). 407-414.

Beeson, P, Phillips, C; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ: Radiological evaluation of hallux rigidus: Problems and pitfalls, Submitted for publication, JAPMA 2008.

Beeson, P, Phillips, C; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ (2009): A cross-sectional study to evaluate radiological parameters in hallux rigidus. The Foot. 19. (1). 7-21.

Beeson, P, Phillips, C; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ (2009):Hallux rigidus: A cross-sectional study to evaluate clinical parameters.The Foot. 19. (2). 80-92.

Hendren, L., Beeson, P (2009): A review of the differences between normal and osteoarthritic articular cartilage in human knee and ankle joints. The Foot. 19. (3). 171-176.

Beeson, P; Phillips, C; Reilly, I; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ (2010): The reliability of clinical and radiological variables of hallux rigidus. Submitted to Journal Foot & Ankle Research 2010.

Books

Merriman, L.M., Beeson, P., Kippen, C, Dale, J. (1997): Treatment planning. In Tollafield, D.R., & Merriman, L.M. Clinical skills in treating the foot. Churchill Livingstone. 9 - 17.

Beeson, P. (2002): Orthopaedic Assessment. In Merriman, L.M. & Turner, W. Assessment of The Lower Limb. 2nd Ed. Churchill Livingstone.

Beeson, P., & Nesbitt, P. (2002): The Paediatric Patient. In Merriman, L.M. & Turner, W. Assessment of The Lower Limb. 2nd Ed. Churchill Livingstone.

Beeson, P., & Nesbitt, P. (2005): The Child's Foot. In Turner, W. & Merriman, L.M. Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot. 2nd Ed. Churchill Livingstone.

Research

Theses

BSc (Hons): The Effect of Occlusive Peripheral Arterial Disease on Vibration Perception Threshold. Brighton University, 1992.

MSc: Changes in the Tibiofemoral Angle in Children aged 1 to 9 Years. Brighton University, 1996.

PhD: An Evidence-Based Classification Framework For Hallux Rigidus. University of Northampton. 2009.

Module Leader - University of Northampton

BSc (Hons) Podiatry

MSc Advanced Podiatry

MSc Advanced Skills

MClinRes - Masters in Clinical Research

Main areas of current research interest:

1. Radiological and clinical indicators of Osteoarthritis of the Foot and particularly how it affects the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint in a condition called Hallux Rigidus.

2. Genetic influences on Osteoarthritis of the joints of the Foot.

3. Tendon pathologies of the foot & ankle, particularly posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.

Research papers

Beeson, P. (2004): The Surgical Treatment of Hallux Limitus/ Rigidus: A Critical Review of the Literature. The Foot. 14. (1). 6-22.

Beeson, P; Phillips, C; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ (2008): Classification systems for hallux rigidus: A review of the literature. Foot & Ankle Int. 29. (4). 407-414. 2007.

Beeson, P, Phillips, C; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ: Radiological evaluation of hallux rigidus: Problems and pitfalls, Submitted for publication JAPMA 2008.

Beeson, P, Phillips, C; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ (2009): A cross-sectional study to evaluate radiological parameters in hallux rigidus. The Foot. 19. (1). 7-21.

Beeson, P, Phillips, C; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ (2009):Hallux rigidus: A cross-sectional study to evaluate clinical parameters.The Foot. 19. (2). 80-92.

Beeson, P; Phillips, C; Reilly, I; Corr, S; Ribbans, WJ (2010): The reliability of clinical and radiological variables of hallux rigidus. Submitted to The Journal Foot & Ankle Research 2010.

Hendren, L., Beeson, P (2009): A review of the differences between normal and osteoarthritic articular cartilage in human knee and ankle joints. The Foot. 19. (3). 171-176.

Poster presentations

An investigation of clinical indicators of hallux rigidus. Annual Conference Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists (Harrogate) 2007.

Conference presentations

Methodological conundrums associated with the development and validatation of a classification system for hallux rigidus. University of Northampton research conference 2007.

A cross-sectional study to evaluate radiological variables in hallux rigidus.University of Northampton research conference 2008.

Evaluation of radiological parameters of the 1st MTPJ. Staffordshire University Biomechanics Conference 2008.

Courses

1999 Part-A Surgery Fellowship Anatomy dissection
University College Northampton
1999 Part-A Surgery Fellowship Radiology - Popumet
St Thomas' Hospital
1999 Part-A Surgery Fellowship Physiology
University College Northampton
1999 Part-A Surgery Fellowship Pathology & Medicine
University College Northampton
2000 Part-A Surgery Fellowship Pharamacology course
University College Northampton
2000 Faculty of Surgery Annual Seminar
Warwick University
2000 Trent Surgical rotation
Ilkeston Community Hospital
2000 Advanced Life Support course
Northampton General Hospital
2001 Interpretative Radiology
Birch hill hospital, Rochdale
2001 Radiation safety Training Course (including IRMER)
Northampton General Hospital
2001 Faculty of Surgery Annual Seminar
University of Warwick
2002 Osteotec Annual Surgery Conference
Loughborough University
2002 SOCAP Annual Conference
Nottingham Conference Centre
2002 2 weeks Orthopaedic / Trauma Surgery placement
Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics - Chase Farm Hospital
2002 Faculty of Surgery Annual Seminar
Warwick University
2003 Osteotech Annual Surgery Conference
Warwick University
2003 Immediate Life Support (ILS)
Resuscitation Council UK
2004 Osteotech Annual Surgery Conference
Loughborough University
2004 Immediate Life Support (ILS)
Resuscitaion Council UK
2005 Osteotech Annual Surgery Conference
2005 Surgery Dissection of the lower Limb
Lubeck - Germany
2005 Basic Statistics
University of Northampton
2005 Intermediate Statistics
University of Northampton
2005 Research Degree Seminar
University of Northampton
2005 Endnote + Writing large documents
University of Northampton
2006 Basic Life Support
University of Northampton - Revalidation
2006 Steroid Course
Northampton General Hospital - Society Chiropodists & Podiatrists
2006 Statistics course
Leicester University
2007 5th Staffordshire Clinical Biomechanics Conference
Staffordshire University
2007 Antibiotics for Podiatric Practice - POMs Update
Birmingham University
2007 SOCAP Annual Conference
Harrogate Conference Centre
2007 How to be an effective researcher
University of Northampton
2007 University Teachers Conference
Manchester
2008 Staffordshire University Biomechanics Conference
Staffordshire University
2008 SOCAP Annual Conference
Bournemeouth International Conference Centre
2010 SOCAP Annual Conference
Bournemeouth International Conference Centre

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