Dr Elaine Greaney

B.Sc. PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
Podiatric Medicine
Aras Moyola
School of Health Sciences
Newcastle Road

T: Ext. 5870
E: elaine.greaney@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Background

I have been a lecturer here at NUI Galway since August 2010 where I joined the then Discipline of Podiatry more recently re-named as the Discipline of Podiatric Medicine in 2016. Prior to this position I worked full time on my PhD studies under the supervision Prof Jim Woodburn, 
Professor of Rehabilitation at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in July 2006 with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry and 3 awards in my final year detailed below. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree I worked in the NHS, in both primary and secondary care settings full time, initially as a basic grade podiatrist and within the year was successfully promoted to Senior II level. In addition to my full time NHS position I also worked in the private sector before returning to Glasgow Caledonian University in August 2007 to undertake my PhD.

My PhD is in the area of Rheumatology, focusing particularly on people with Psoriatic Arthritis and how this condition affects the lower limb and foot both structurally and functionally in relation to gait. Prof Woodburn is an internationally renowned figure for rehabilitation research in the area of biomechanics, podiatry and the management of inflammatory and musculoskeletal disorders of the lower limb and foot and ankle. I was one of 2 podiatrists undertaking a PhD at the time which grew to a team of 6 podiatrists as I was nearing completion of my research. We also worked alongside other allied health professionals and biomedical engineers. As a result I was able to successfully complete several peer reviewed journal articles during my time in Glasgow and showcase my work at international conferences such as EULAR and IFAB (details below).

Qualifications

PhD - 2013
BSc Hons Podiatry - 2006

Professional Memberships


Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists UK (SCP)
Member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)

Teaching Responsibilities

I am involved in teaching across the 4 years of the undergraduate BSc Podiatry degree programme here at NUI Galway. In particular I am solely responsible for, Podiatry Theory 2 (Year 2) which encompasses all aspects of structural deformities within the foot and lower limb. Research Methods 2 (Year 3) which guides students through the process of planning and conducting their own research projects. This module also involves the co-ordination of external ethical applications. Skills for Practice (Year 4) which is an innovative module that aims to prepare the final year students for working both in the private and public sectors. In addition to this I have assisted teaching on other modules such as the Lower Limb Kinematics module which is new for Year 1 students this academic year (2016/17) which introduces them to biomechanical theories, gait and gait analysis. Clinical Studies 2 is a large Year 2 module which encompasses all aspects of clinical training. I personally have assisted in the roll out of the student training on neurological assessment (2014) and functional assessment (2015 and 2016) of the lower limb. I am involved in weekly clinical teaching at our state of the art clinical facility in Merlin Park Hospital supervising final year students and I supervise several final year dissertation research students/projects annually (approx. 5 per year). I am also Year 2 coordinator which involves detailed organisation of 8 modules throughout both semester’s, 5 of which are external to the discipline. Finally in addition to my teaching I undertook a leadership role completing 9 months as acting head of discipline (June 2013-February 2014) covering maternity leave.




Research Interests

My research interests stemming from my PhD studies are in the area of Rheumatology, Psoriatic Arthritis and Gait. I am also interested generally in research design and research ethics. As an early career researcher I am currently exploring the possibilities of initiating a research project of my own in addition to exploring potential collaborative projects across the school and across colleges. I am also interested in alternative therapies such as Acupuncture for Podiatrists and footwear.


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Achilles tendon biomechanics in psoriatic arthritis patients with ultrasound proven enthesitis'
Woodburn, J,Hyslop, E,Barn, R,McInnes, IB,Turner, DE (2013) 'Achilles tendon biomechanics in psoriatic arthritis patients with ultrasound proven enthesitis'. Scandinavian Journal Of Rheumatology, 42 (4):299-302 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Metatarsophalangeal joint pain in psoriatic arthritis: a cross-sectional study'
DE Turner, E Hyslop, R Barn, IB McInnes, MPM Steultjens, J Woodburn (2013) 'Metatarsophalangeal joint pain in psoriatic arthritis: a cross-sectional study'. Rheumatology, 53 (4):737-740 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'An outpatient survey of foot problems in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)'
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E., McInnes, I.B., Sturrock, R.D., Woodburn, J. (2010) 'An outpatient survey of foot problems in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)'. Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases, 69 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'A Novel Device for Improving Marker Placement Accuracy'
Telfer, S. Morlan, G. Hyslop, E. Semple, R. Rafferty, D. Woodburn, J. (2010) 'A Novel Device for Improving Marker Placement Accuracy'. Gait And Posture, 32 (4):536-539 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'A Reliability Study of Biomechanical Foot Function in Psoriatic Arthritis based on a Novel Multi-Segmented Foot Model'
Hyslop, E., Woodburn, J., McInnes, I.B., Semple, R., Newcombe, L., Hendry, G., Rafferty, D., De Mits, S., Turner, D.E. (2010) 'A Reliability Study of Biomechanical Foot Function in Psoriatic Arthritis based on a Novel Multi-Segmented Foot Model'. Gait And Posture, 32 (4):619-626 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2011) European League Against Rheumatism Conference (EULAR),
Hyslop, E., Woodburn, J., McInnes, I.B., Semple, R., Newcombe, L., Hendry, G., Rafferty, D., De Mits, S., Turner, D.E. (2011) Forefoot pain in psoriatic arthritis can be predicted by inflammatory and mechanical factors - EULAR11-3061. [Poster Presentation], European League Against Rheumatism Conference (EULAR), London , 25-MAY-11 - 28-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011) European League Against Rheumatism Conference (EULAR),
Hyslop, E., Woodburn, J., McInnes, I.B., Semple, R., Newcombe, L., Hendry, G., Rafferty, D., De Mits, S., Turner, D.E. (2011) Relationship between clinical and ultrasonographic features of enthesitis and foot biomechanics in Psoriatic Arthritis - EULAR11-6286. [Poster Presentation], European League Against Rheumatism Conference (EULAR), London , 25-MAY-11 - 28-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010) International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Conference (iFAB),
Hyslop, E., Woodburn, J., McInnes, I.B., Semple, R., Newcombe, L., Hendry, G., Rafferty, D., De Mits, S., Turner, D.E. (2010) A Reliability Study of Biomechanical Foot Function in Psoriatic Arthritis based on a Novel Multi-Segmented Foot Model - 3.10.3. [Poster Presentation], International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Conference (iFAB), Seattle, USA , 16-SEP-10 - 18-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Conference (iFAB),
Hyslop, E., Woodburn, J., McInnes, I.B., Turner, D.E. (2010) Peri-talar kinematics and kinetics in Psoriatic Arthritis patients with Achilles tendon enthesitis - 19.6. [Oral Presentation], International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Conference (iFAB), Seattle , 16-SEP-10 - 18-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Conference (iFAB),
Telfer, S., Morlan, G., Hyslop, E., Semple, R., Rafferty, D., Woodburn, J. (2010) A Novel Technique for Improving Marker Placement Accuracy - 3.10.8. [Poster Presentation], International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Conference (iFAB), Seattle , 16-SEP-10 - 18-SEP-10. [Details]
(2009) Scottish Society of Rheumatology Conference (SSR),
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E., Woodburn, J. (2009) Foot Problems in Psoriatic Arthritis: high burden and low care provision. [Oral Presentation], Scottish Society of Rheumatology Conference (SSR), Glasgow, Scotland , 27-MAR-09 - 27-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009) HealthQWest Graduate School Research Student Conference,
Hyslop, E., Woodburn, J., Turner, D.E., McInnes, I.B. (2009) Mechanical intervention for foot enthesitis in Psoriatic Arthritis. [Oral Presentation], HealthQWest Graduate School Research Student Conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 23-APR-09 - 23-APR-09. [Details]
(2009) British Society of Rheumatology Conference (BSR),
Hyslop, E., McInnes, I.B. (2009) Medical Management of Foot Problems in Psoriatic Arthritis. [Oral Presentation], British Society of Rheumatology Conference (BSR), Glasgow, Scotland , 28-APR-09 - 01-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009) CORE Conference,
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E., Woodburn, J. (2009) Multi-segment foot kinematics in patients with Psoriatic Arthritis: a case study. [Oral Presentation], CORE Conference, Glasgow, Scotland , 30-JAN-09 - 30-JAN-09. [Details]
(2008) HealthQWest Graduate School Research Student Conference,
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E., Wearing, S.C., McInnes, I.B., Sturrock, R.D., Woodburn, J. (2008) Mechanical intervention for foot enthesitis in Psoriatic Arthritis. [Oral Presentation], HealthQWest Graduate School Research Student Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland , 02-SEP-08 - 02-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008) Third Annual Celebration of Research at Glasgow Caledonian University,
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E., McInnes, I.B., Woodburn, J. (2008) An outpatient survey of foot problems in Psoriatic Arthritis. [Poster Presentation], Third Annual Celebration of Research at Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland , 30-MAY-08 - 30-MAY-08. [Details]
(2008) European League Against Rheumatism Conference (EULAR),
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E., McInnes, I.B., Woodburn, J. (2008) An outpatient survey of foot problems in Psoriatic Arthritis - SAT0296-AHP. [Poster Presentation], European League Against Rheumatism Conference (EULAR), Paris, France , 11-JUN-08 - 14-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008) Glasgow Caledonian University School of Health & Social Care Conference,
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E., Wearing, S.C., McInnes, I.B., Sturrock, R.D., Woodburn, J. (2008) Mechanical intervention for foot enthesitis in Psoriatic Arthritis. [Oral Presentation], Glasgow Caledonian University School of Health & Social Care Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland , 25-JAN-08 - 25-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007) HealthQWest Research Consortium Training Day,
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E. (2007) Does correcting biomechanical foot problems change the image based appearance of enthesopathy in patients with psoriatic arthritis?. [Poster Presentation], HealthQWest Research Consortium Training Day, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland , 03-SEP-07 - 03-SEP-07. [Details]

Research Seminar

  Year Publication
(2010) Reliability of a novel multi-segment foot model.
Hyslop, E., Woodburn, J. (2010) Reliability of a novel multi-segment foot model. Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland: Research Seminar [Details]
(2009) Psoriatic Arthritis and foot enthesitis - PhD Update. School of Health and Social Care.
Hyslop, E. (2009) Psoriatic Arthritis and foot enthesitis - PhD Update. School of Health and Social Care. Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland: Research Seminar [Details]
(2008) Experience of an international conference - EULAR, Paris 2008.
Hyslop, E. (2008) Experience of an international conference - EULAR, Paris 2008. Fife, Scotland: Research Seminar [Details]
(2007) Does correcting biomechanical foot problems change the image based appearance of enthesopathy in patients with psoriatic arthritis?.
Hyslop, E., Turner, D.E., Wearing, S.C., McInnes, I.B., Woodburn, J. (2007) Does correcting biomechanical foot problems change the image based appearance of enthesopathy in patients with psoriatic arthritis?. Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland: Research Seminar [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2006 Galderma prize for best honours graduate in podiatry Glasgow Caledonain University
2006 The West of Scotland podiatry postgraduate group prize for podiatric clinical diagnosis Glasgow Caledonian University
2006 May Dewar prize for clinical excellence in podiatric medicine Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Member 01-FEB-13 /
Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists UK Member 01-SEP-02 /
Heath Care Professions Council Member 01-JUN-06 /