Introducing Prof. Anthony Redmond
PROF. ANTHONY REDMOND
PhD, MSc, FFPM RSCP (Glasg), FCPM
Anthony Redmond is professor and Head of the Section of Clinical Biomechanics and Physical Medicine at the Leeds University Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine. He is an active clinical researcher with funding from the NIHR, the EU, EPSRC, charities and industry of more than £15million, about £7.5m is directly on foot and ankle research. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and more than a dozen book chapters. Anthony coordinates a team of 14 staff and more than 40 collaborators across rheumatology, orthopedics, radiology and engineering within his own institute, the NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit and the Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Anthony is chair of the NIHR ICA pathway panel for Clinical Lectureships and Senior Clinical Lectureships and is an NIHR Senior Investigator. He developed the Foot Posture Index, 6 item version (FPI-6) as part of his PhD at the University of Sydney to address the need for a simple clinical instrument that could quantify the complexity of foot posture variation in paediatric neurology. The FPI was picked up rapidly for adult as well paediatric assessment and now has thousands of users from many disciplines in many countries around the world. The FPI has been translated into multiple languages and is free to use for clinical and research purposes. The paper describing the development of the FPI is currently the 5th most cited paper of all time in the journal Clinical Biomechanics with more than 500 onward citations in the research literature.