Annual conference 2021: Speakers A - D

We have a wide range of speakers for this year's conference drawn from within the profession as well as other healthcare professions. Speakers are listed in alphabetical order by surname.

AWEID - Osama Aweid

Mr Osama Aweid

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

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Mr Osama Aweid

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Mr Aweid is an Orthopaedic Consultant at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board where he is the clinical audit lead for orthopaedics. He graduated from St George’s University of London and completed his orthopaedic training at the Cambridge Deanery.

He has completed two internationally renowned Sports knee fellowships including a year at the Kennedy Fowler Sport Medicine Clinic in Canada.

He has completed two research degrees both an MSc and a BSc with the former focusing on Exercise Induced Leg Pain.

He was awarded membership of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in recognition of his training and research in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

 

 

ANIQ - Hifz-ur-Rahman Aniq

Dr Hifz-ur-Rahman Aniq

Consultant MSK and Sports Radiologist Liverpool University Hospitals Trust

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Dr Hifz-ur-Rahman Aniq

Consultant MSK and Sports Radiologist, Liverpool University Hospitals Trust

Dr Aniq is working as a Consultant Radiologist at the Liverpool University Hospitals Trust and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He is a faculty member of many local and national radiology courses and invited speaker at many national and international conferences.

Dr Aniq is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist with special interest in the sports imaging and image guided musculoskeletal intervention. He is one of the members of the North West MSK imaging group that provides imaging services to football and rugby clubs in the Liverpool and rest of the North West.

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Leah Asante

Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield

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Leah Asante

Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield

Leah spent 18 years working in the NHS in both MSK and management roles prior to moving into academia in 2020. She is enjoying her new role as Senior Lecturer.

Leah is extremely passionate about her role in shaping the next generation of Podiatrists in line with the changing face of healthcare; this includes, developing leadership skills and effective team working by challenging the enquiring mind to go farther in pursuit of more robust solutions.

It is her belief that this cannot be achieved without diversifying the teaching curriculum to reflect the student and patient demographic. 

 

ASGEIRSDOTTIR - Nadia Asgeirsdottir

Nadia Asgeirsdottir

Forensic Gait Analyst, Forensic Gait Analysis Services

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Nadia Asgeirsdottir

Forensic Gait Analyst, Forensic Gait Analysis Services

Nadia graduated in 2007 with a BSc in Biology from the University of Toronto, Canada. She gained Advanced Specialty Certificates in Forensic Investigation and in Crime Scene Analysis from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2010.

In 2018, Nadia was awarded an MSc in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde, her research project titled ‘The identification of individuals by observational gait analysis using closed circuit television footage: comparing expert and non-expert ability and confidence levels’.

Nadia is an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science and holds the Society’s certificates of professional competence in both Forensic Gait Analysis and Barefoot/Foot in Shoe Analysis.

AINARKAR - Suhail Ainarkar

Suhail Ainarkar

Advanced Podiatrist, Manchester Local Care Organisation

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Suhail Ainarkar

Advanced Podiatrist, Manchester Local Care Organisation

Suhail is an advanced podiatrist specialising in wound care in North Manchester; he currently works in a community high risk foot team which forms part of a lower limb specialist service. He is a member of the newly formed Royal College of Podiatry Vascular Specialist Advisory Group.

Leading up to his current role, he has been a research podiatrist and more recently a vascular specialist podiatrist where he was involved in the early detection and management of peripheral arterial disease.

In addition to this he has trained podiatrists locally and nationally in undertaking lower limb vascular assessments and in early disease diagnosis.

 

 

 

BABAR - Syed Babar

Dr Syed Babar

Consultant Musculoskeletal and Sports Radiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dr Syed Babar

Consultant Musculoskeletal and Sports Radiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Babar is a Consultant Radiologist at the Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St. Mary’s Hospitals, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust, and an Honorary Senior lecturer at Imperial College London.

Dr Babar is the Radiology Consultant catering for imaging of Elite Athletes and has been working with the English Cricket Team, Australian cricket team, various English cricket league clubs, Queens Tennis championship, Saracens Rugby club and also various football teams in UK.

He is also the Imaging Consultant for Isokinetic Clinics, which is the only sports and rehabilitation centre recognised by FIFA in London.

His interests include Musculoskeletal MR, CT and various ultrasound and CT guided injection techniques including high volume stripping and platelet rich plasma injections for various tendinopathies. He has also done a lot of work on frozen shoulder for patients including hydro-distention procedures. Dr Babar is able to perform all sorts of image guided steroid and Durolane injections.

 

 

BAIRD - Stuart Baird

Professor Stuart Baird

Council Member, The Royal College of Podiatry

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Professor Stuart Baird

Council Member, The Royal College of Podiatry

Professor Stuart Baird is a past Chairman of the Royal College of Podiatry, a past Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, an Emeritus Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, and an Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Prior to his retirement, Professor Baird was Professor of Podiatric Medicine at Glasgow Caledonian University and had a special interest in diabetes and its effects on the lower limb and foot. As well as being an academic, he remained clinically active within the multidisciplinary team at the Diabetic Foot Clinic, Centre for Diabetes and Metabolism, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

Professor Baird has been in an academic role for over 40 years and has worked in several academic institutions in the UK and abroad before returning to Glasgow Caledonian University in 1995. He has delivered lectures and programmes on the management of the diabetic foot disease in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East. He is respected nationally and internationally in the field of diabetes and diabetic foot disease and is held in high esteem by his profession and his peers for his commitment to podiatric medicine in the UK and internationally.

 

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Ganesh Baliah

Council Member The Royal College of Podiatry

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BINNING - Jodi Binning

Dr Jodi Binning

Podiatry Service Manager, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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Dr Jodi Binning

Podiatry Service Manager, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Dr Jodi Binning is a Podiatry Service Manager in NHS Ayrshire and Arran who has a clinical and research interest in behaviour change techniques and what is meant by non-adherence.

Jodi completed her PhD this year with Glasgow Caledonian University on the use of motivational interviewing to improve adherence behaviours for the prevention of diabetic foot ulceration.

Previously a Podiatry lecturer on the south coast, Jodi completed her MSc in Podiatry and Education and in her role has a continued interest in prevention, patient centred care, clinical supervision, and research in practice.

 

BRANTHWAITE - Helen Branthwaite

Helen Branthwaite

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Biomechanics, Staffordshire University

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Helen Branthwaite

Senior Lecturer, Clinical Biomechanics, Staffordshire University

Helen Branthwaite qualified as a Podiatrist in 1996 from Salford University and went on to an MSc in Sports injury, MMU 2001, and PhD Staffordshire University, 2015.

She has worked within the NHS, both community and acute care as an Advanced MSK practitioner and currently continues her practice within the private sector.

She has led the MSc Clinical Biomechanics, Staffordshire University for 15 years supporting many research projects and subsequent published papers.

She currently leads the MSK project for the Royal College of Podiatry, developing CPD as well as elevating the status of MSK within the profession and externally.

 

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Dr Ivan Bristow

Podiatrist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Lymington, Hampshire

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Dr Ivan Bristow

Podiatrist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Lymington, Hampshire

Ivan Bristow has been a podiatrist for over 30 years.  Since the commencement of his career, he has held a strong interest in lower limb and foot dermatology. He has promoted foot dermatology worldwide. He has co-authored books, published over 100 papers, and runs a successful podiatric dermatology blog.

His current work includes researching new technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of foot infections.

He holds visiting appointments at Universities in the UK and Australia and continues to lecture around the world as well as regularly working in clinical practice.

 

DAVIES - Nina Davies

Nina Davies

Clinical System Pathway Development Lead, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

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Nina Davies

Clinical System Pathway Development Lead ,Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Nina works for Leeds Community Healthcare Trust as a Clinical System Pathway Development Lead; she facilitates the integration of services so care wraps around the person living with a long-term condition(s).

Currently working with Diabetes Leeds, her role spans from prevention and detection of diabetes to rehabilitation and palliative care following diabetes complications, including frailty and falls.

Nina qualified as a podiatrist in 1999 and has an MSc in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics. She is a visiting lecturer at Staffordshire University delivering MSc modules on paediatric lower limb development and pathologies.

She actively supports the Children’s Podiatry Special Advisory Group.

 

BROCKETT - Claire Brockett

Dr Claire Brocket

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds

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Dr Claire Brocket

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds

Dr Claire Brockett is an Associate Professor of Biomechanical Engineering. Her work is mainly involved in developing experimental and computational models to explore injury and degeneration mechanisms in the ankle, and experimental, biomechanical and biotribological simulation to evaluate clinical interventions such as total ankle replacement and soft tissue repair.

Current projects include developing wear simulation methods for total ankle replacement, ligament repair following ankle sprain and modelling degeneration relating to haemophilia.

She collaborates with the Clinical Biomechanics group through the Leeds NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and is developing musculoskeletal models for analysis of the foot and ankle.

BULLEN - Ben Bullen

Dr Ben Bullen

Programme Director and Lecturer in Podiatry, Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Dr Ben Bullen

Programme Director and Lecturer in Podiatry, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Ben’s podiatry career began in Perth, Western Australia in 2001. Since then, he has contributed to the multidisciplinary management of diabetes foot disease, initially at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Ben later joined tertiary diabetes foot services in England and Scotland and is currently Programme Director and Lecturer in Podiatry at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Ben’s research interests include Charcot foot, health literacy and advanced therapies for diabetes foot disease. He is passionate about improving diabetes foot outcomes and contributes to podiatry, nursing and medical diabetes foot education through presentations, publications, and workshops.

 

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Dr Sajid Butt

Consultant Radiologist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

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Dr Sajid Butt

Consultant Radiologist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Dr Sajid Butt is a Consultant Radiologist working at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. Dr Butt has specialist interest in MSK imaging including ultrasound, CT scan, MRI scan and weight bearing CT scan. He also has experience in sports imaging, tumour imaging and minimally invasive treatments.

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Alan Dolphin

Alan Dolphin

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Joanne Casey

Joanne Casey

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Paul Chadwick

Clinical Director, Royal College of Podiatry

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Paul Chadwick

Clinical Director, Royal College of Podiatry

Paul has been working as the National Clinical Director for the College of Podiatry for 4 years. His has led the development and implementation of the Clinical Leadership and Education agenda of the Organisation’s five-year strategic plan.

Paul qualified in 1990 and gained an MSc in 2000 and a PhD in 2012.

Before starting at the College, he was a consultant podiatrist and the Chair of FDUK. He maintains a clinical role as an honorary consultant podiatrist. He has presented nationally and internationally and published widely. He is on the editorial board of a range of journals and is the associate editor of the Diabetic Foot Journal.

He has a Fellowship from the Royal College of Podiatry and was awarded the meritorious award in 2014 for services to the profession. He also received a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. 

Paul was appointed a Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University in 2018.

 

CHERRY - Lindsey Cherry

Dr Lindsey Cherry

Senior Clinical Academic, University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust

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Dr Lindsey Cherry

Senior Clinical Academic, University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust

Lindsey Cherry is a Senior Clinical Academic Podiatrist, specialising in personalised care for people living with long term conditions. Lindsey leads a research programme in personalised care at the University of Southampton, where she also supervises post-graduate research and lectures across the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine.

Lindsey combines her academic interests with clinical practice, working across primary, community and secondary care NHS settings and supporting primary care AHP workforce transformation.

CICHERO - Matthew Cichero

Matthew Cichero

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Matthew Cichero

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Cichero is a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon with Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He obtained his Fellowship from the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons in 2011, and then the Royal College of Podiatry in 2015. He is the in-patient acute co-ordinator for high-risk foot and limb preservation since 2010.

Mr Cichero has published a number of papers and is the principle investigator at Great Western Hospital for the Oxford SOLARIO Antibiotic trial (Short or Long-term Antibiotic Regime in Orthopaedics).

Mr Cichero is a council member of the Royal College of Podiatry. He is a keen surfer, swimmer, runner and enjoys cycling and golf.

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Mairi Clark

Falls Prevention Practitioner, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Mairi Clark

Falls Prevention Practitioner, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Mairi works for North Cumbria Integrate Care NHS Trust as the Falls Prevention Practitioner for the whole county. She covers acute, community, out-patients and a prison.

Mairi qualified as a Podiatrist in 2009 from Glasgow Caledonian University. She is currently the first and only podiatrist undertaking the role of Falls Prevention Practitioner in the UK. Mairi is a member of the National Falls Network, North East Regional Falls Task Group, National Harm Free Care Network and is a member, and representative of the Royal College of Podiatry, of the PHE National Falls Prevention Coordination Group.

 

COLLINGS - Richard Collings

Richard Collings

Team Lead Podiatrist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust

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Richard Collings

Team Lead Podiatrist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust

Richard is a team lead podiatrist working in Torbay, specialising in MSK. He has recently completed his PhD, where he undertook a feasibility study involving in-shoe pressure measurement to reduce the risk of foot ulceration in people with diabetes and neuropathy.

Richard sits on the Royal College of Podiatry’s Research, Development and Innovation Committee and is keen to progress the development of clinical academic career pathways in the NHS.

 

 

COLLINSON - Matt Collison

Matthew Collison

Extended Scope MSK Podiatrist/Principal Podiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Matthew Collison

Extended Scope MSK Podiatrist/Principal Podiatrist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Matthew qualified as a podiatrist in 2014 from the University of Southampton, graduating with first class honours.

He completed a Masters in clinical and health research as part of the NIHR Clinical Academic Training scheme at Southampton in 2018.  He achieved Membership of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2018 and is now a Fellow and the serves as the faculty director of communications.

Currently, Matthew is the Principal Podiatrist at Queen Mary’s Hospital for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. He is also in private practice at the BMI Blackheath Hospital.

CRABTREE - Gemma Crabtree

Gemma Crabtree

Advanced Podiatrist in High-Risk Biomechanics, Leeds Community

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Gemma Crabtree

Advanced Podiatrist in High-Risk Biomechanics, Leeds Community

Gemma qualified in 2005 and has been working at Leeds Community Healthcare Trust since then.

She started working in the biomechanics team and worked towards being a specialist in Podopaediatrics, dealing with complex paediatric cases. Gemma there undertook a Masters in clinical podiatric biomechanics and published her dissertation in JAPMA.

Gemma went on to set up her own High-Risk Biomechanics clinic where she the TekScan F-Scan system with her patients to assess plantar pressures predominantly in patients with recurrent ulceration.

She now works in the Advanced Wound care setting and is currently undertaking her Non-Medical Prescribers course.

 

CURRAN - Sarah Curran

Prof Sarah Curran

Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cardiff Metropolitan University Chair of Research, Development and Innovation Committee, Royal College of Podiatry

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Prof Sarah Curran

Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Chair of Research, Development and Innovation Committee, Royal College of Podiatry

Sarah teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is the Chair of the Research, Development and Innovation for the Royal College of Podiatry and has held a number of editorships, published widely and presented at national and international conferences. 

She holds a number of awards and fellowships including a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship (2016). 

Sarah has undertaken a number of pedagogic research projects but has a particular interest in musculoskeletal pathologies of the lower limb. This includes collaborative projects that span across disciplines locally and worldwide involving topics from patellofemoral pain and chronic ankle instability to the influence of limb dominance.

 

DAVIES - David Davies

David Davies

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David Davies

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David set up his first business whilst at university and has since gone on to own and run several successful businesses.

David has over 25 years’ experience in the field of tax and accountancy having been instrumental in building the UK’s leading tax code review firm with over 2 million clients.

David works with TWD Accountants to deliver their range of fixed fee accountancy services through professional bodies and trade unions across the UK.

David lives in South Manchester and in his free time enjoys trekking, climbing and keeping fit.

 

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