Orthotist with an interest in paediatric orthopaedic research
Eileen Morrow has been an orthotist at Oxford University Hospitals since 2016 having achieved a 1:1 in BSc(Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Strathclyde. She is the affiliated orthotist for the Oxford Gait Laboratory, using information from 3D instrumented gait analysis to advise on orthotic prescriptions. She also contributes to the associated research group, Research at Oxford on Analysis of Motion (ROAM). She is the prosthetics and orthotics representative on the committee of the Oxfordshire hub of the Council for Allied Health Professions Research (CAHPR).
In 2020 Eileen was awarded an NIHR/HEE Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) and started working at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford. She is also undertaking an MSc in Health Research Methods at the University of Exeter.
Eileen has led a range of orthotics and orthopaedics related research including projects into referral patterns of the stroke multidisciplinary team and the construction and biomechanical effects of placebo insoles. She has recently been involved in a project studying the forces used in Ponseti treatment for clubfoot in Ethiopia. Her current research is focused on interviewing UK based allied health professionals to assess the key outcomes for children after elective lower limb orthopaedic surgery.
She has presented original research at several international conferences including the Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in 2017, the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) World Congress 2019, ISPO World Congress 2021 and recently presented as a keynote speaker at the British Association for Community Child Health Annual Scientific Meeting 2021. She has received several travel grants from the Orthotic Education and Training Trust (OETT) including supporting her travel to conferences. She is an invited lecturer for Prosthetics and Orthotics students on research careers at the University of Salford. She regularly peer reviews for academic journals including Prosthetics and Orthotics International and Gait and Posture.
Post-stroke ankle-foot orthoses: Examining referral trends in the Scottish multi-disciplinary team.
Morrow E. and Bowers R., (2019), Int j health plann manage, 34, 521 - 533