Shopping for shoes – the parent perspective

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash At Great Foundations we have been doing a lot of work with parents trying to understand what they know about children’s feet, what worries them and where they access information to help them.  We wanted a parent to write a short piece for our blog and were very happy when the Honest Dad … Continue reading Shopping for shoes – the parent perspective

Small Steps goes international!

In April we had the privilege of attending the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics conference in New York. This conference is held every two years and brings some of the world’s best foot and ankle researchers together to discuss recent developments. It was exciting to get to meet many of the researchers that had written … Continue reading Small Steps goes international!

Presenting Research – Our First Steps

We had the opportunity to present some of our "Little Footnotes" research at the College of Podiatry conference in Liverpool last year (November 2017).  This was an important event as we were presenting our research for the first time. Being able to explain our research to others (i.e. podiatrists) allowed us to reflect on the … Continue reading Presenting Research – Our First Steps

Researcher visits Great Foundations

My name is Cylie Williams, I’m an Australian paediatric podiatrist and researcher from Monash University and Peninsula Health. I have been excitedly following the progress of Great Foundations from afar.  In November, I was lucky enough to see some of the project work up close. Through funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research … Continue reading Researcher visits Great Foundations


How do children’s feet develop as they grow? And how do parents make the right choices to support that healthy growth? The Podiatry Schools of Salford and Brighton have come together to help answer these questions. Dr Stewart Morrison (Brighton) and I (Professor Chris Nester, Salford) are leading research as part of our “Great Foundations” … Continue reading Feet are our “GREAT FOUNDATIONS”™

British Science Festival!

The British Science Festival was recently hosted in Brighton, where two of our Great Foundations researchers participated in an event to promote infant and children’s foot health. In collaboration with Clark's footwear store in Brighton, Stewart and Juliet spent a day in-store talking to young children and their parents.  As part of the science event … Continue reading British Science Festival!