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The William Harvey Research Institute - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Mr Ian B Griffiths

Ian B

Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine & Podiatrist

Centre: Sports and Exercise Medicine

Twitter: @Sports_Pod


ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3251-8969

Worked in private sports medicine clinically for over 15 years, and has provided podiatric sports medicine services on a consultancy basis for Team GB/England Institute of Sport, several professional football teams, the PGA European (DP World) golf tour, Surrey Country Cricket Club, and Disney (West End stage shows).

Has Fellowships in Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Podiatry, and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow).


Main interests: Foot and ankle pathology, Lower limb biomechanics and injury risk, foot orthoses mechanisms of effect, running footwear.

Key Publications

  1. Griffiths, I.B. & McEwan I.M. (2012) Reliability of a new supination resistance measurement device and validation of the manual supination resistance test. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 102(4), p278-289.
  2. Neal, B.S., Griffiths, I.B., Dowling, G.J., Murley, G.S., Munteanu, S.E., Franettovich Smith, M.M., Collins, N.J. & Barton, C.J. (2014) Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 7:55.
  3. Dowling, G.J., Murley, G.S., Munteanu, S.E., Franettovich Smith, M.M., Neal, B.S., Griffiths, I.B., Barton, C.J. & Collins, N.J. (2014) Dynamic foot function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 7:53.
  4. Griffiths, I. B., & Spooner, S. K. (2018). Foot orthoses research: identifying limitations to improve translation to clinical knowledge and practice. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(6), 350-350.
  5. Morrissey, D., Cotchett, M., Said J’Bari, A., Prior, T., Griffiths, I.B., Rathleff, M.S., Gulle, H., Vicenzino, B. & Barton, C.J. (2021) Management of plantar heel pain: a best practice guide informed by a systematic review, expert clinical reasoning and patient values. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Online first: 30 March 2021. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101970.
  6. Relph, N., Greaves, H., Armstrong, R., Prior, T. D., Spencer, S., Griffiths, I. B., Dey, P. & Langley, B. (2022). Running shoes for preventing lower limb running injuries in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (8). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013368.pub2.
  7. Pelaez, A. S. T., Farahpour, N., Griffiths, I. B., & Moisan, G. (2023). Thick shells and medially wedged posts increase foot orthoses medial longitudinal arch stiffness: an experimental study. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 16(1), 11.
  8. Moisan G, Griffiths I, Chicoine D. Flat feet: deformities or healthy anatomical variants? British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 16 August 2023. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2023-107183


  • Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London.
  • Teaches on the iBSc and MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine degrees.
  • Leads the Biomechanics module, and is co-leader of the Sports Injury & Podiatric Assessment module on the MSc.
  • Adjunct lecturer on the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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