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Gordon Watt is a lecturer in podiatry in the Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. His research background encapsulates many aspects of podopaediatrics within both the hospital and community setting having established a clinical and research facility within the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow. The research has identified areas of unmet need and unrecognised clinical pathologies and has established the implementation of and need for change in treatment protocols in high risk patients and children with chronic structural abnormalities. Evidence has also resulted in change to government policy with regard to aspects of child foot health.
Current research activity includes the type and incidence of foot problems in children; the detrimental effect of certain types of footwear on long term foot health; the effect of Turner’s syndrome upon the foot and related skeleton in girls and adults; the prevention and management of foot infections in children being treated for childhood cancers, in particular leukaemia; lower limb pain in children associated with benign hypermobility syndrome; foot infections in Prader-Willi syndrome.
Watt GF Goel K Wilcox DE Connor JM (2006) Paediatric Podiatry & Genetics Neale’s Disorders of the Foot – Diagnosis & Management 7th Ed. 310-326
Watt GF Morrison SC Durward BR Donaldson MDC (2005) A Literature Review Evaluating the Role of the Navicular in the Scientific Evaluation of the Foot British Journal of Podiatry 7(4) 110-114
Watt GF Morrison SC Durward BR Donaldson MDC (2005) The Intra-rater reliability of select measures conducted on the paediatric foot The Foot 15 180-184
Watt GF (2005) World Footwear Journal Feet for life – Does Footwear Help or Hinder Child Foot Health 19(5) 28-30
Watt GF (2005) Podiatry Now Feet for life – Does Footwear Help or Hinder Child Foot Health 8(12) 20-23
Watt GF Morrison SC Durward BR Donaldson MDC (2004) Navicular Height & Drop in the Paediatric Foot – An Intra-rater Reliability Study Clinical Anatomy Conference London 17(5) 447
Watt GF Finlay CA Donaldson MDC (2001) Foot Problems in Turner’s Syndrome Journal of Paediatrics 138(5) 775-7
Watt GF Goel K (2001) Paediatric Podiatry Neale’s Disorders of the Foot – Diagnosis & Management 6th Ed. 81-110
Watt GF (2006) The Podiatric Management of Lower Limb Pain Associated with Benign Hypermobility Syndrome British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Annual Conference Glasgow
Watt GF (2006) Benign Hypermobility Syndrome & Lower Limb Pain Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Irish Conference Londonderry
Watt GF (2003) Local Anaesthesia Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual Conference London