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Current Experience

  • Lead Diabetes Research Practitioner
    Since December 2011
    Proactive, organised, motivated and personable HPC registered podiatrist with expertise in project management of research (clinical & academic) within the NHS. Currently specifically responsible for the delivery of a varied diabetes research programme, both commercial and academic. Significant experience of Multi professional team working and people management; supporting, directing and enthusing teams to deliver goals & objectives to time, budget and target. Currently co-ordinating diabetes clinical trials and Chronic Disease Research, at UHB and approved regional secondary care sites by collaboration with BBC CLRN. Honorary contract with podiatry department in high risk/at risk diabetic foot disease, tissue viability, wound care and nail surgery Staff personal development, and leadership Departmental management. research governance. GCP training Studied for NHS Leadership programme and Research Governance & Project Management at University of Birmingham

Past Experience

  • Associate podiatrist
    January 2010 --- January 2012
    Private podiatry practice, nail surgery, sports medicine, podiatric acupuncture, taping, orthotics

  • Specialist Podiatrist
    October 2010 --- December 2011
    Community podiatric practice, multi-professsional team-working, high-risk/at-risk triage. Studied for Multi-professional Diabetes Care module, and Certificate in podiatric acupuncture

  • Administrator & Book-keeper
    January 2003 --- January 2010
    Office administration and management, book-keeping, VAT/HMRC returns. Data entry. Personnel management Studied for NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner

  • Chief Podiatrist
    January 1999 --- December 2003
    Podiatry Team Leader. Clinical Specialist Podiatrist in Diabetes. Dept diabetes lead. Developed PCT funded diabetes foot screening service and in-house footwear clinic. Presented and published findings nationally. Developed clinical competancies for diabetes rotation. Staff development and mentoring. Clinical teacher and examiner at University of Huddersfield School of Podiatry. Student placements Studied for Diploma in Wound Care and Tissue Viability

  • Lecturer, School of Podiatry
    January 1996 --- January 1999
    Undergraduate and post-graduate lecturer and clinical teacher, examiner on modular degree programme. Research supervisor. Pastoral care of under-graduate students. Clinical placement co-ordinator. Mentor Honorary specialist podiatrist at University hospital Birmingham treating high risk/at risk patients, wound management and off loading.

  • Clinical Specialist Podiatrist in Diabetes
    January 1993 --- January 1996
    Clinical Specialist Podiatrist in Diabetes. In patient and out-patient high-risk/at-risk treatment. Diabetes foot care education. Wound management and tissue viability. Trauma. Nail surgery. Secondary care (acute) in patient management. Studied for MSc in Health Care

  • Senior Podiatrist
    December 1990 --- December 1993
    Community podiatrist Studied for BSc in Podiatric Medicine

  • Podiatrist
    August 1987 --- August 1988
    Community podiatrist


LinkedIn Assessment :
NLPPodiatryCoachingTeaching/mentoringDiabetesWound CareHealthcareTeam LeadershipResearch GovernanceOrganizational EffectivenessPatient recruitmentDirect Patient CarePatient SafetyClinical researchResearch DesignChronic IllnessDiabetic Foot CareProject ManagementSocial MediaPresentationsSports Injuries


  • in Project Management & Research Governance from The University of Birmingham in 2013
  • in Developing Leaders in the NHS from University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust in 2012
  • in NLP Master Practitioner from Beyond Partnership in 2011
  • cpd in Multi-Professional Diabetes Care from University of Worcester in 2011
  • practitioner in NLP from Beyond Partnership in 2010
  • Diploma in Wound Care from The University of Huddersfield in 2002
  • MSc in Health Care from University of Derby in 1995
  • B.Sc (Hons) Podiatry in Podiatric Medicine from Brighton Polytechnic in 1992
  • Cert Ed (FE) in Education from Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd in 1989
  • D.Pod.M in Podiatry from Brighton Polytechnic in 1987

Area / Region

Birmingham, United Kingdom


Driving License
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