Appeal for parents with babies under three-months to volunteer for research

We are appealing to parents with babies under three-months to volunteer for research which is aimed at improving our understanding of the development of children’s feet.

Baby space, Eastbourne campus

Volunteers will each receive £20 Love2Shop gift vouchers each time they visit our baby space at the Eastbourne campus where their feet will be looked at using state-of-the-art technology to help researchers understand how feet change and grow over time.

Dr Juliet McClymont, Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, said: “There were gaps in understanding where parents get their knowledge about foot health and how professionals can provide support.’

‘Small Steps’ is one of two projects within the Great Foundations initiative, a collaborative effort between the universities of Brighton and Salford. Small Steps looks at changes in foot use, skin and muscle shape to understand the biomechanical development of the infant foot.

For more information or to volunteer to take part in the research, you can read the full article here.    

 

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