Andrew Findlow

Dr Andrew Findlow

Lecturer

  • Brian Blatchford PO37
  • T: 0161 295 0037
  • E: a.h.findlow@salford.ac.uk
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Biography

Andrew H. Findlow was born in Manchester, United Kingdom in 1962. He received his diploma in Podiatry Medicine in 1991 from Salford Technical College, UK and B.Sc.(Hons) in Health Science in 1996 from University College Salford, UK. He worked for a number of years within the NHS as a Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist and a clinical researcher before getting his Ph.D. in Lower limb kinematic analysis of subjects with pathological hyperkeratosis in the plantar metatarsal head area of the foot from the University of Salford in 2006. Since September 2004 he has been a lecturer in Podiatry at the University of Salford. 

Teaching

Invited Papers and Lectures

The use of gait analysis in over pronated feet (Keynote speaker at Over pronation: State of the Art, Flemish Podiatry Association, Belgium, October 2004).

Definition of the diabetic foot; Ideal foot care set-up; The role of nurses in the diabetic foot; Diabetic neuropathy (Keynote speaker at Diabetic Foot Workshop; An Introduction to the Foot Management in Diabetes, Group for the Study of Diabetes (GGSD), Kuwait, December 2003).

Multidisciplinary approach to the diabetic foot; Role of the diabetes specialist podiatrist; Evaluation and assessment of the diabetic foot; Practical demonstrations on; wound debridement and off loading (Keynote speaker at Kuwait 2nd Diabetic Foot Conference. , Kuwait Diabetes Society. , Kuwait, October 2002).

University of Salford Undergraduate Podiatry Programme - Lecturer

Research Interests

Past Areas of Research:

Research assistant and database manager for the study into Neuropathy Psychosocial Inventory (NPI)

An Investigation into Functional Hallux Limitus (ARC grant: B0635)

TUBA (Transceiver and inertial Unit for Biomedical Application) Real-prof (Real world monitoring of prostheses and footwear): PhD. Research – Lower limb kinematic analysis of subjects with pathological hyperkeratosis in the plantar metatarsal head area of the foot

Present Areas of Research:

Activity monitoring

Biomechanics of the lower limb, and the foot

Pathomechanics – Tendo-achellis, diabetes foot pathologies

Gait lab measurements

Gait classifiers and determinants of gait

Qualifications and Memberships

1996 - Diploma Podiatry Medicine (from University College Salford).

1996 - B.Sc (Hons) Podiatry Medicine and Health Care (from University College Salford).

2006 - Ph.D. Biomechanics (from University of Salford).

2008 - PgCert Higher Education and Practice (from University of Salford).

Member of School: School of Health Sciences From September 2011 to present.

Member of School: School of Health, Sport & Rehabilitation Sciences From January 2002 to September 2011.

Full Member of Research Institute: Institute for Health & Social Care Research (IHSCR) From February 2002 to May 2007.

Associate Member of Research Institute: Institute for Health & Social Care Research (IHSCR) From May 2007 to May 2009.

Full Member of Research Centre: Rehabilitation & Human Performance From February 2002 to May 2007.

Associate Member of Research Centre: Rehabilitation & Human Performance From May 2007 to May 2009.

Member of College: College of Health & Social Care From January 2002 to present.

Publications

Jones, R & Chapman, G & Findlow, A & Forsythe, L & Parkes, M & Sultan, J & Felson, D 2013, 'A New Approach to Prevention of Knee Osteoarthritis: Reducing Medial Load in the Contralateral Knee.', Journal of Rheumatology. 2013

Jones, R & Zhang, M & Liu, A & Laxton, P & Findlow, A 2013, 'The biomechanical effects of a new design of lateral wedge insole on the knee and ankle.', Human Movement Science.

Aung, M & Thies, S & Kenney, L & Howard, D & Selles, R & Findlow, A & Goulermas, J 2013, 'Automated Detection of Instantaneous Gait Events using Time Frequency Analysis and Manifold Embedding. ', IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng .

Findlow, A & Nester, C & Bowker, P 2011, 'Foot kinematics in patients with two patterns of pathological plantar hyperkeratosis', J Foot Ankle Res, 4(7).

Pataky, T & Findlow, A & Goulermas, Y 2010, 'Automated nonlinear feature generation and classification of foot pressure lesions', IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 14(2), pp.418-424.

Goulermas, J Y & Findlow, A & Nester, C & P, L & J, Z X & Kenney, L & Tresadern, P & Thies, S & Howard, D 2008, 'An instance-based algorithm with auxillary similarity information for the estimation of gait kinematics', IEEE Trans. Neural Networks, 19(9), pp.1574-1582.

Findlow, A & Goulermas, J & Nester, C & Howard, D & Kenney, L 2008, 'Predicting lower limb joint kinematics using wearable motion sensors', Gait & Posture, 28(1), pp.120-126.

Nester, C & Findlow, A 2006, 'Clinical and Experimental models of the midtarsal joint: proposed terms of reference and associated terminology', Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Nester, C & Findlow, A & Liu, A & Ward, E & Cocheba, J 2005, 'Redefining Biomechanics of the Foot and Ankle', Podiatry Today, 18(10), pp.52-62.

Goulermas, J & Findlow, A & Nester, C & Howard, D & Bowker, P 2005, 'Automated design of robust discriminant analysis classifier for foot pressure lesions using kinematic data', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 52(9), pp.1549-1562.

Vazquez, J & Short, B & Findlow, A & Nixon, B & Boulton, A & Armstrong, D 2003, 'Outcomes of hyaluronan therapy in diabetic foot wounds', Diabetes Res Clin Pract .

Nester, C & Findlow, A & Bowker, P & Bowden, P 2003, 'Transverse plane motion at the ankle joint.', Foot Ankle Int., 24(2), pp.164-168.

Nester, C & Findlow, A & Bowker, P & Bowden, P 2003, 'Transverse plane motion at the ankle joint ', Foot & Ankle International.

Nester, C & Findlow, A & Bowker, P 2001, 'Scientific approach to the axis of rotation at the mid tarsal joint ', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 2001.

Knowles, A & Findlow, A & Jackson, N 2001, 'Management of a diabetic foot ulcer using Larvae Therapy', Nursing Standards .

Findlow, A & Oyibo, S & Knowles, A & Boulton, A 2001, 'The management of infected neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers', Diabetic Foot.

Armstrong, D & Findlow, A & Oyibo, S & Boulton, A 2001, 'The use of absorbable antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulphate pellets in the management of diabetic foot infections', Diabet.Med., 18(11), pp.942-943.

Oyibo, S & Knowles, A & Findlow, A & Boulton, A 2000, 'Foot care in patients with diabetic nephropathy', J Renal Med.