Dr Elaine Hyslop

B.Sc. PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
Discipline of Podiatry
Aras Moyola
School of Health Sciences
Newcastle Road

E: elaine.hyslop@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Background

I was appointed as a Lecturer here at NUI Galway in August 2010 where I joined the new Discipline of Podiatry. Prior to this position I worked full time on my PhD studies under the supervision Prof Jim Woodburn at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in July 2006 with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree I worked in the NHS, in both primary and secondary care settings, 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, and my studies focus particularly on people with Psoriatic Arthritis and how this condition affects the lower limb and foot and in particular how this affects gait.

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 currently teach over years 2-4 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 Clinical Studies 2 helping roll out the student training on neurological assessment (2014) and functional assessment (2015) 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. I am Year 2 coordinator which involves detailed organisation of 8 modules throughout the second year of the programme, 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
(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]

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 /