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Research Publications

Research Publications

This section outlines a list of research undertaken by members of our orthotics team at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Our team are actively involved in research; our Consultant Orthotist/Service Manager is one of only a handful of orthotists in   the UK who has a PhD.

  1. Eddison N and Chockalingam N (2012): The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combination on the gait parameters of children with cerebral palsy. Prosthet Orthot Int published online 24 July 2012

  2. Eddison N: Ankle foot orthosis- footwear combination (AFO-FC) tuning: What do we know and how many of us are routinely tuning our AFO-FCs? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. (BAPOConnect). Issue 2. 2012

  3. Eddison N, Chockalingam N and Osbourne S: ...AFO tuning - what do we know? Jan 2012 · 2nd Saudi Physical Therapy Association Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  4. Eddison, N. (2013) Equality of care for Cerebral Palsy. Presented to Northeast Regional Annual Orthotic Conference, January 12th, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

  5. Eddison N and Chockalingam N (2014): Ankle foot orthosis- footwear combination tuning: An investigation into common clinical practice in the United Kingdom. Published online before print February 24, 2014 doi: 10.1177/0309364613516486 Prosthet Othot Int February 24, 2014

  6. Eddison N and Chockalingam N (2014): Response: Turning of rigid ankle-foot orthoses is essential. Prosthet Orthot Int 0309364614525734, first published on April 1, 2014

  7. Eddison, N. (2015) The effect of ‘tuning’ in ankle-foot orthoses on the gait parameters of children with cerebral palsy. Presented to ISPO UK MS Annual Scientific Meeting, 25-26th September, Oxford, UK

  8. Healy A, Chockalingam N, Farmer S, Eddison N, Pandyan A. Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of prosthetics and orthotics services/interventions: a systematic review. PROSPERO. 2016: CRD42016025994

  9. Eddison N, Mulholland M and Chockalingam N. Do research papers provide enough information on design and material used in Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO) for children with cerebral palsy (CP)? : A systematic review. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 2017; 1-9.

  10. Eddison N, Healy A, Needham R and Chockalingam N. Shank – to – Vertical - Angle in AFOs: A comparison of static and dynamic assessment in a series of cases. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics ·. October 2017 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 - p 161–167

  11. Healy A, Farmer S, Eddison N and Chockalingam N: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of orthotic intervention in diabetes: a systematic review. Sep 2017 · 14th Scientific Meeting Diabetic Foot Study Group of the EASD

  12. Eddison N, The effects of biomechanically optimised ankle-foot orthoses-footwear combinations on the gait of children with cerebral palsy. Ph.D Thesis. Staffordshire University 2018.

  13. Healy A, Farmer S, Eddison N, Allcock J, Perry T, Pandyan A & Chockalingam N (2019): A scoping literature review of studies assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2018.1523953

  14. Eddison, Nicola PhD; Chockalingam, Nachiappan PhD; Healy, Aoife PhD; Needham, Robert PhD; Unnithan, Vish PhD: Exploratory Investigation into Energy Expenditure Using Tuned versus Nontuned Ankle-Foot Orthoses–Footwear Combinations in Children with Cerebral Palsy. JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: September 16, 2019 - Volume Online First - Issue - p doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000275

  15. Chockalingam N, Eddison N, Healy A. Crosssectional survey of orthotic service provision in the UK: does where you live affect the service you receive? BMJ Open 2019;9:e028186. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028186

  16. Eddison N, Healy A, Needham R and Chockalingam N: The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combinations on the gait kinematics of children with cerebral palsy: a case series. International Society of Biomechanics / ASB Conference 2019, Calgary, Canada. July 31 - August 4

  17. N.Eddison⁠,A.Healy,R.Needham,N.Chockalingam: The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combinations on gait kinematics of children with cerebral palsy: a case series. The Foot. Dec 2019

  18. N. Eddison⁠,A.Healy,N.Chockalingam: Does user perception affect adherence when wearing biomechanically optimised ankle foot orthosis – footwear combinations: a pilot study. The Foot. Dec 2019

  19. Eddison N, Aoife H, Needham R and Chockalingam N: The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combinations on gait kinematics of children with cerebral palsy: a case series [Poster]. Exhibited at the Second Celebration of RWT Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation Event took place on 20th November 2019. Wolverhampton: The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. MI_6399614_23.12.19_V_1

  20. Eddison N, PhD, Benyahia S, Chockalingam N, PhD: A review of research methodologies used in assessing the effect of spinal orthoses in immobilising the cervical spine. Spinal Orthotics in Prosthetics and Orthotics. British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPOConnect). Issue 3. 2020

  21. Eddison N, Healy A, Needham R and Chockalingam N: The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combinations on the gait kinematics of children with cerebral palsy: a case series Staffordshire Conference Clinical Biomechanics 1st - 2nd May 2020

  22. Eddison N and Chockalingam N (2020): Ankle Foot Orthoses: Standardisation of Terminology. Letter of correspondence. The Foot

  23. Eddison N, Benyahia S and Chockalingam N (2021): The effect of spinal orthoses on immobilising the cervical spine: a systematic review of research methodologies. The Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. In print.

  24. Eddison N. The importance of looking after your feet to reduce lower back pain. Care to Share. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Summer 2021 Issue 12 Pg 19. 

  25. Eddison N, Healy A, Calvert S and Chockalingam N: The Emergence of Telehealth in Orthotic Services Across the United Kingdom. The ISPO 18th World Congress Nov 2021. Conference paper.

  26. Eddison N, Aoife H, Needham R and Chockalingam N: Exploratory Investigation into Energy Expenditure Using Tuned versus Non-tuned Ankle-Foot Orthoses –Footwear Combinations in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Paediatric Care in Prosthetics and Orthotics. British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPOConnect). Issue 1. 2021

  27. Eddison N, Aoife H, Needham R and Chockalingam N: Does user perception affect adherence when wearing biomechanically optimised ankle foot orthosis – footwear combinations: a pilot study. in Prosthetics and Orthotics. British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPOConnect). Issue 2. 2021

  28. Eddison N, Healy A and Chockalingam N: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected orthotic services in the United Kingdom?, Prosthetics and Orthotics International: October 2021 - Volume 45 - Issue 5 - p 373-377 doi: 10.1097/PXR.0000000000000031

  29. Eddison N, Healy A, Calvert S, Chockalingam N. The emergence of telehealth in orthotic services across the United Kingdom. Assist Technol. 2021 Nov 23:1-6. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2021.1995531. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34663201

  30. Eddison N, Healy A, Buchanan D and Chockalingam N: Standardised classification system for bespoke thermoplastic ankle foot orthoses (AFOs). Prosthetics and Orthotics Centre of Doctoral Training Conference. Dec 1st, 2021.Manchester

  31. Eddison N, Healy A, Buchanan D and Chockalingam N: Standardised classification system for bespoke thermoplastic ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) Keele University Research Seminar. 1st December 2021

  32. Enza Leone, Nicola Eddison, Aoife Healy, Carolyn Royse, Nachiappan Chockalingam : Exploration of implementation, financial and technical considerations within allied health professional (AHP) telehealth consultation guidance: a scoping review including UK AHP professional bodies’ guidance. BMJ Open 2021;0:e055823. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055823

  33. Leslie R, Eddison N and Lee E. Leadership for Allied Health Professionals. Care to Share. 2022

  34. Eddison N and Leslie R. How can we keep active in our new virtual world of work? Care to Share. 2022

  35. Eddison N, Leslie R and Tisdale L. Non-medical prescribing by Allied Health Professionals. Care to Share. 2022

  36. Cook S and Eddison N. PhD…. Should I, shouldn’t I? Care to Share. 2022

  37. Chockalingam N, Eddison N and Healy A: Cross-sectional survey of orthotic service provision in the UK: does where you live affect the service you receive? British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists BAPOConnect. 2022: Issue 1

  38. Eddison N and Leslie R. Integrating the Allied Health Professions’ Research and Innovation Strategy for England into practice. British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists BAPOConnect. 2022: Issue 2. 

  39. Eddison N. Orthotic services can offer a significant contribution to the government’s NET Zero targets. British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists BAPOConnect. 2022: Issue 3

  40. Eddison N and Leslie R: What do we need to consider as we move forward with digitalisation of Allied Health services? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. Issue 3. 2022 

  41. Eddison N, Gandy M, Charlton P and Chockalingam N: Prescription practices for rigid Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO): a survey amongst UK orthotists. Journal of  Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 2022 In Press.

  42. Kristiaan D’Aouˆt, Aoife Healy. Nicola Eddison and, Nachiappan Chockalingam. Introduction to Gait Analysis. In: Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam, ed. HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES SERIES 31 Technologies and Techniques in Gait Analysis; Past, Present and Future.  The Institution of Engineering and Technology; Chapter 1: 2022:1-16. London, United Kingdom

  43. M. S. Wong, B. Hassan Beygi, H. D. Wu. N. Eddison, Healy. N. Chockalingam. Gait Analysis in Rehabilitation. In: Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam ed. HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES SERIES 31 Technologies and Techniques in Gait Analysis; Past, Present and Future. The Institution of Engineering and Technology; Chapter 9: 2022:236-303. London, United Kingdom

  44. Eddison N and Leslie R: Keep a spring in your step. Institute of Health and Social Care Management. Regional Hub Magazine Edition 1. March 2022

  45. Eddison N, Healy A and Chockalingam N: Orthotic service waiting times as an impact of COVID. in: House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts NHS backlogs and waiting times in England Forty-Fourth Report of Session 2021–22. March 2022

  46. Eddison, N, Healy, A., Needham, R., and Chockalingam Kinematic comparison of thorax models in children with cerebral palsy. 9th World Congress of Biomechanics 2022 Taipei

  47. Eddison, N, Healy, A., Needham, R., and Chockalingam, N. Comparison of lower limb kinematic models in children with cerebral palsy. 9th World Congress of Biomechanics 2022 Taipei

  48. Leone E, Eddison N, Healy A, Royse C and Chockalingam N. Allied health professional (AHP) telehealth consultation guidance: what do the guidelines say and what do AHPs think about them? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists Annual Conference. Coventry UK. April 2022

  49. Eddison N, Faux-Nightingale A, Healy A, Royse C and Chockalingam N. What does public health and prevention mean in the context of each of the 14 allied health professions? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists Annual Conference. Coventry UK. April 2022

  50. Eddison N, Faux-Nightingale A, Healy A, Royse C and Chockalingam N. Allied health professional telehealth consultations: do they reduce health inequalities? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists Annual Conference. Coventry UK. April 2022

  51. Eddison N. Making orthotic service greener. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists Annual Conference. Coventry UK. April 2022

  52. Eddison N, Healy A, Buchanan D and Chockalingam N: Standardised classification system for bespoke thermoplastic ankle foot orthoses. The Foot Journal. 2022. In Press

  53. Eddison N and Leslie R: Health inequalities – and our role in public health. Institute of Health and Social Care Management. Regional Hub Magazine Edition 2. May 2022

  54. Eddison N and Leslie R: A Growth Mindset: Imposter Syndrome's Nemesis. Institute of Health and Social Care Management. Regional Hub Magazine Edition 2. May 2022

  55. Cook S and Eddison N. PhD, should I, shouldn’t I?. Institute of Health and Social Care Management. Regional Hub Magazine Edition 2. May 2022

  56. Eddison N, Leslie R and Tisdale L: Non-medical prescribing by Allied Health Professionals, The Institute of Health and Care Management. May 2022 

  57. Eddison N and Tittensor P. The benefits of the Trust’s research repository. Care to Share. Spring Issue. 2022 

  58. Eddison N and Leslie R: Health inequalities – and our role in public health. Care to Share. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Summer Edition. 2022

  59. Eddison N. The successful launch of the first Community of Research Practice Seminar. Care to Share. Summer Edition. 2022

  60. Eddison N and Leslie R. Public Health: the power of words. The Institute of Health and Care Management. June 2022

  61. Eddison N and Leslie R. What do we need to consider as we move forward with digitalisation of Allied Health services? The Institute of Health and Social Care. June 2022

  62. Eddison N and Leslie R: The challenge of diversity in the Allied Health Professions.  The Institute of Health and Social Care Management. June 2022

  63. Eddison N and Gardner V. Developing leaders within the Allied Health Professions. The Institute of Health and Social Care. June 2022

  64. Whitehouse G and Eddison N. Health protection – How do Radiographers contribute? The Institute of Health and Social Care. June 2022

  65. Eddison N, Leslie R, and Parry G. Civility and respect in the workplace. The Institute of Health and Social Care. June 2022

  66. Eddison N and Leslie R. Re-imagining work events: turning enduring into enjoying. The Institute of Health and Social Care. June 2022

  67. Leslie R, Eddison N, and Parry G. Staff satisfaction surveys – friend or foe?  The Institute of Health and Social Care. Regional Hub July 1st 2022.

  68. Williams J and Eddison N. How does speech and language contribute public health. The Institute of Health and Social Care Management. Regional Hub Magazine July 1st 2022

  69. Eddison N, Leslie R and Lee E.Developing a Research Ready Allied Health Profession Workforce: where should the conversation start? Institute of Health and Care Management. Regional Hub Magazine Edition 2. July 2022

  70. Eddison N, Leslie R, Banner A and Smith J. The importance of leadership training at undergraduate level for AHPs. Institute of Health and Care Management. Regional Hub Magazine Edition 2. July 2022

  71. Eddison N, Leslie R, and Parry G: The merit of lifelong learning. The Institute of Health and Social Care. July 2022

  72. Eddison N and Leslie R: Integrated Care Systems; are AHPs fully informed? Institute of Health and Social Care. July 2022

  73. Eddison N and Leslie R. AHP strategy: an overview RWT. The Institute of Health and Social Care Management. July 2022

  74. Cawdell D and Eddison N. Interventions to support youth violence: Giving young people a voice. The Institute of Health and Social Care Management. July 2022

  75. Eddison N and Leslie R: The importance of professional diversity in leadership. The Institute of Health and Social Care Management. July 2022. Professional diversity in leadership – Inclusion of the smaller professions Dr Nicky Eddison and Dr Ros Leslie – IHSCM (ihm.org.uk)

  76. Eddison N, McIntosh S, and Wilshire K. AHPs in non-traditional and diverse roles. The Institute if Health and Social Care Management. July 2022

  77. Eddison N, Pugh K, Benyahia S, Scott, S, Mupawaenda N, Billin J and Leslie R. Why early research skills matter: An exploration of personal journeys.  The Institute if Health and Social Care Management. July 2022

  78. Eddison N, Leslie R, Green K, Edwards H, and Dominic McCutcheon CPEP and beyond. The Institute of Health and Social Care Management. August 2022

  79. Eddison N and Cook S. PhD - Should I shouldn’t I? The Frontline. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. August 2022

  80. Leslie R, Turner S, Hastie L, Moran R and Eddison N. Don’t ignore your pelvic floor. The Institute of Health and Care Management. August 2022

  81. Eddison N, Leslie R, Phoenix O and Craven M.  AHP student clinical supervision: whose role is it anyway? The Institute of Health and Care Management. August 2022

  82. Eddison N and Leslie R: Health inequalities – and our role in public health. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. 2022: Issue 3

  83. Eddison N and Leslie R. A Growth Mindset: Imposter Syndrome's Nemesis. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. 2022. Issue 3

  84. Leslie R, Eddison N and Lee E. Leadership for Allied Health Professionals. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. 2022. Issue 3

  85. Cook S and Eddison N. PhD, should I, shouldn’t I? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 3. 2022

  86. Eddison N and Leslie R. Developing a Research Ready Allied Health Profession Workforce: where should the conversation start? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 3. 2022

  87. Eddison N, Leslie R, Banner A and Smith J. The importance of leadership training at undergraduate level for AHPs. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 3. 2022

  88. Eddison N and Leslie R: How can we keep active in our new world of virtual working? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 3. 2022

  89. Eddison N and Leslie R. Integrated Care Systems; are AHPs fully informed? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 3. 2022

  90. Eddison N, Leslie R and Tisdale L. Non-medical prescribing by Allied Health Professionals. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 3. 2022

  91. Eddison N, Leslie R and Parry G. The merit of Lifelong learning. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 3. 2022

  92. Eddison N. AHP strategy: an overview. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 3. 2022 

  93. Eddison N and Leslie R. The challenge of diversity in the AHP workforce. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. Issue 3. 2022

  94. Eddison N, Faux-Nightingale A, Healy A, Leone E, Royse C and Chockalingam N. Development of profession specific descriptors of public health and prevention for each of the 14 AHP professions. The Office of Health improvements and Disparities. 2022

  95. Eddison N, Faux-Nightingale A, Healy A,  Royse C and Chockalingam N. Development of profession specific descriptors of public health and prevention for each of the 14 AHP Assistants. The Office of Health improvements and Disparities. 2022

  96. Eddison N, Calvert S, Healy A and Chockalingam N. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists Member and Non-Member 2021 Survey Report. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. 2022

  97. Eddison N and Leslie R: How can we keep active in our new world of virtual working? Institute of Health and Social Care. The Loop. 2022

  98. Eddison N, Leone E, Healy A, Royse C and Chockalingam N. 2022. The potential impact of allied health professional telehealth consultations on health inequities and the burden of treatment. International Journal for Equity in Health

  99. Eddison N and Gardner V. Developing leaders within the Allied Health Professions. Care to Share. Autumn Issue. 2022

  100. Whitehouse G and Eddison N. Health protection – How do Radiographers contribute? Care to Share. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. 2022

  101. Eddison N, McKeown, and Leslie R. Using reflexivity to improve Teamwork. The Institute of Health and Social Care Management. Regional

  102. Eddison N and Leslie R: Public health: the power of words. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. Issue 1. 2023

  103. Eddison N, McKeown C and Leslie R. Using reflexivity to improve teamwork. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect Issue 1. January 2023

  104. Williams J and Eddison N. How does Speech and Language contribute to public health? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 1. Jan 2023

  105. Enza, L, Eddison N, Healy A, Royse C and Chocklingam N. Exploration of implementation, financial and technical considerations within allied health professional (AHP) telehealth consultation guidance: a scoping review including UK AHP professional bodies’ guidance. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 1. 2023

  106. Eddison N, Enza, L, Healy A, Royse C and Chocklingam N. Exploration of implementation, How do allied health professional telehealth consultations impact health inequalities and the burden of treatment? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 1. 2023

  107. Eddison N and Cassidy G. Mental health and wellbeing: is time to change the narrative from ok or not ok? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 1. 2023

  108. Cawdell D and Eddison N. Interventions to support youth violence: Giving young people a voice. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 1. 2023

  109. Eddison N, Leslie R, Phoenix O and Craven M.  Student education: whose role is it anyway? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 1. 2023

  110. Eddison N, Leslie R, and Parry G. Civility and respect in the workplace. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 2 2023

  111. Leslie R, Eddison N, and Parry G. Staff satisfaction surveys – friend or foe? The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 2 2023

  112. Eddison N and Leslie R. Re-imagining work events: turning enduring into enjoying. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 2 2023

  113. Eddison N, Healy A, Buchanan D and Chockalingam N. Standardised classification system for bespoke thermoplastic ankle foot. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 2. 2023

  114. Eddison N, Leslie R, Green K, Edwards H, and Dominic McCutcheon CPEP and beyond. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. BAPOConnect. Issue 2. 2023

  115. Eddison N, Benyahia S, Pugh K, Mupawaenda N, Scott S, Billin J, and Dr Ros Leslie.  Why early research skills matter: An exploration of personal journeys. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. Issue 2. 2023

  116. Eddison N, McIntosh S, and Wilshere K. AHPs in non-traditional and diverse roles. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. Issue 2. 2023

  117. Eddison N and Leslie R. Professional diversity in leadership – Inclusion of the smaller professions. The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. Issue 2. 2023
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