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.

FEENEY - Sally Feeney

Sally Feeney

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, West Middlesex University Hospital

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Sally Feeney

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, West Middlesex University Hospital

Sally Feeney is a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at West Middlesex University Hospital and a registered tutor. She is an independent prescriber and involved in the teaching and training of students and surgical trainees.

Sally achieved her Fellowship in 2003 and was appointed into her current post in 2006. In parallel she completed a Masters in public health specifically to build upon her research skills and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the public health sector. Sally works within an acute trust which facilitates good professional relationships with other specialties. Her scope of practice ranges from the forefoot to the rearfoot and she treat a wide variety of pathologies including the high-risk foot.

As a working mother, Sally appreciate the time restraints and delicate balance of family life. She believes in strong role models and is passionate about inspiring and nurturing new talent within the profession.

 

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Robert Field

Robert Field

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Robert Field

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FINNEY - Stephen Finney

Stephen Finney

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

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Stephen Finney

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Stephen is a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon and holds posts at the Woodthorpe Hospital in Nottingham, Ilkeston Hospital in Ilkeston, Scarsdale outpatient service department in Chesterfield, Holme Valley Memorial Hospital in Holmfirth and the Lawrence clinic in Leeds.

 

FORREST - James Forrest

James Forrest

Advanced Podiatrist and Chair of the Royal College of Podiatry Race Equality Network, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

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James Forrest

Advanced Podiatrist and Chair of the Royal College of Podiatry Race Equality Network, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

James Forrest is an Advanced Specialist Podiatrist working for Leeds Community Health Care Trust (LCHT). He graduated in 2015 from Huddersfield with a BSc (hons) in Podiatry and completed a post graduate year as Clinical Demonstrator, completing M level training and co-authoring a research paper.

James has actively supported our profession, has been a committee member of the West Yorkshire Branch and co -hosted a Podcast called “Let’s talk about… Melanin” for Tomorrows Podiatrist.

James is also the chair for the Race Equality Network for LCHT, where he advises the trust on equality, inclusion, and diversity to benefit people living in Leeds.

 

FOUODY - Morag Foudy

Morag Foudy

Director, London Marketing Set

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Morag Foudy

Director, London Marketing Set

Morag graduated from Cambridge University in 1986 with a BEd degree in Maths and went on to acquire her CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.

Morag is a marketing and training consultant and Director at London Marketing Set, where she develops marketing plans for large and small organisations in many industry sectors, as well as training in marketing, leadership and management skills.  She also specialises in both membership marketing for professional bodies and Education Marketing, developing innovative ways to promote education/training for colleges and private training providers.

Morag likes to socialise, eat out, travel and is currently learning to speak Greek.

 

 

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Martin Fox

Vascular Specialist Podiatrist Manchester Local Care Organisation

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Martin Fox

Vascular Specialist Podiatrist, Manchester Local Care Organisation

Martin works in a CCG-commissioned, community-based NHS service in Manchester, providing early identification, diagnosis and best clinical management of people with suspected peripheral arterial disease (PAD). 
Previous clinical posts have included NHS podiatry, high-risk foot teams and a leprosy street clinic in Kolkata.

He has also worked on a professional executive committee for the NHS Trust, regionally in podiatry clinical effectiveness groups, nationally for Foot in Diabetes UK, the NICE Guideline Development Group for PAD, the College of Podiatry and he contributes to the All Party Parliamentary Reports on PAD. Martin has written journal articles on various aspects of high-risk foot care and lower limb vascular disease.

He is an elected Council member for the Royal College of Podiatry.

 

FURLONG - Martin Furlong

Martin Furlong

Head of Employment Relations, The Royal College of Podiatry

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Martin Furlong

Head of Employment Relations, The Royal College of Podiatry

Martin has been a trade union professional for 25 years and has a wealth of experience representing trade union members in the finance sector, in aviation, the communications industry, the civil service as well as in health.

Martin is an elected member of the TUC’s General Council and has an MA in Employment Relations and Human Resource Management. He has been the College's Head of Employment Relations for four years.

In his spare time Martin is also a music promoter.

GRADY - Katherine Grady

Katherine Grady

Programme Development Manager, Research for the Future, Salford Royal NHS FT and NIHR CRN Greater Manchester

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Katherine Grady

Programme Development Manager, Research for the Future, Salford Royal NHS FT and NIHR CRN Greater Manchester

Katherine Grady is the Programme Development Manager for Research for the Future, a NIHR CRN Greater Manchester initiative to facilitate recruitment to research and innovation projects using a ‘consent for approach’ model (www.researchforthefuture.org/). She holds a Masters in clinical Practice and a first class honours degree in podiatry.

Katherine’s enthusiasm for patient and public involvement and engagement in research ensured people with diabetes were actively involved throughout the Seven thousand feet project, from helping shape the exhibition content through to its evaluation.

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Sharon Gray

Professional Support Officer, The Royal College of Podiatry

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Sharon Gray

Professional Support Officer, The Royal College of Podiatry

Sharon qualified as a podiatrist in 2002 from Southampton University. Sharon has worked in private practice and specialised in Biomechanics. She also worked for the Ministry of Defence at the then, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court.

She has worked for the Royal College, as a Professional Support Officer, since 2011.

 

HALL - Alison Hall

Alison Hall

Consultant MSK Sonographer and Independent Trainer, Keele University

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Alison Hall

Consultant MSK Sonographer and Independent Trainer, Keele University

Alison Hall is a diagnostic radiographer by background, specialising in musculoskeletal ultrasound in 2002. Following a clinical and managerial career in radiology, she took up a new post as a consultant sonographer working between Keele University and the NHS, developing MSK ultrasound services in rheumatology.

She has trained many healthcare professionals in MSK ultrasound and guided injections, whilst providing a diagnostic and intervention service within the private sector, developing combined, ‘one stop’ clinics with podiatric and orthopaedic surgeons.

Alison has recently retired from her NHS role but continues to support these clinics and is now an independent MSK ultrasound trainer, mentoring students through CASE accredited courses.

 

HALSTEAD - Jill Halstead

Jill Halstead

Clinical Head of Podiatry Service, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

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Jill Halstead

Clinical Head of Podiatry Service, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Jill Halstead is the Co-founder and Co-Chair of MSKUK special advisory group. She is also the clinical lead for Podiatry Service at Leeds Community. Jill has degrees in Sport and Exercise Science (BSc 2000), Podiatry (BSc 2003), Health Research (MSc 2008) and a PhD (2013). She holds a visiting research fellow title at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Jill has received grants from Versus Arthritis and NIHR HEE to study and  publish her work on foot pain and osteoarthritis.

Jill has recently contributed to the podiatry first contact practitioner roadmap and co-authored the national podiatry MSK framework.

HARWOOD - Katie Harwood

Katie Harwood

Professional Support Officer, The Royal College of Podiatry

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Katie Harwood

Professional Support Officer, The Royal College of Podiatry

Katie qualified as a podiatrist in 2002 and has worked both in the NHS and private practice.  She has worked for the Royal College of Podiatry since 2012 in the Employment Relations Department and is currently one of the Professional Support Officers. 

She is also a Board Director of the Labour Research Department and sits on the Women’s TUC Committee representing the Royal College.

 

HILL - Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill

PhD Student and MSK Specialist Podiatrist, Staffordshire University and Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

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Matthew Hill

PhD Student and MSK Specialist Podiatrist, Staffordshire University and Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Matthew is currently undertaking a PhD in relation to children’s therapeutic footwear at Staffordshire University’s Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies. He has previously worked in the field of Musculoskeletal Podiatry within the NHS specialising in children’s podiatry.

His professional and research interests lie within the areas of children’s footwear and anthropometry. His research has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals. He has presented on these topics at national and international level.

From 2013, he has been a visiting lecturer at both Staffordshire University and The University of Malta delivering undergraduate and postgraduate modules on paediatric podiatry.

HOWE - Josh Howe

Josh Howe

Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

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Josh Howe

Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Joshua Howe has been working as a Specialist Podiatrist for the past five years at HDFT. He is now a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner working in a Diabetes and Endocrinology team. He is passionate about improving diabetic foot care through educating and empowering patients of their diabetes diagnosis and enabling them to identify complications of diabetic foot disease earlier and prevent amputations.

Joshua became involved with Seven Thousand Feet, after being inspired by their work during the last podiatry conference. He has adapted and used their work to create educational posters and interactive displays which are displayed across the HDFT patch.

HOWSAM - Nick Howsam

Nick Howsam

Podiatrist and Postgraduate Researcher for PhD in Forensic Podiatry, Private Practice and University of Huddersfield

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Nick Howsam

Podiatrist and Postgraduate Researcher for PhD in Forensic Podiatry, Private Practice and University of Huddersfield 

Nick has worked in the NHS and private practice in the UK and Republic of Ireland. In 2017 he completed an MSc in Forensic Podiatry and went onto publish research in dynamic bare footprint measurements. During this time, he gained a Diploma in Forensic Human Identification awarded by the Royal College of Physicians, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine.

Nick is currently working on his PhD which has investigated current forensic podiatric practice. He has recently developed a new forensic method to analyse the toe prints of insole footprint marks using GNU Image Manipulation Programme.

HUTCHINSON - Keri Hutchinson

Keri Hutchinson

Public Health Project Lead, The Royal College of Podiatry

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Keri Hutchinson

Public Health Project Lead, The Royal College of Podiatry

Keri graduated from the Wales School of Podiatry at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 1995 and began her career working for the NHS in the Welsh Valleys. Following project roles in the areas of diabetes and rheumatology, Keri moved to the podiatry team in Cardiff in 2007 as Education and Development Lead and then a secondment as project manager, tasked with integrating NHS services into the undergraduate podiatry programme followed.

Keri began studying for a Masters in Public Health in 2013 after developing an interest in exploring options around preventative strategies to tackle diabetic foot disease. Research interests include motivational interviewing, behaviour change and diabetic foot disease.

Keri is currently working as a senior lecturer and clinical lead at Cardiff Metropolitan University and as the Public Health Project Lead for the Royal College of Podiatrists.

 

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Steve Jamieson

Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Podiatry

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Steve Jamieson

Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Podiatry

An experienced chief executive and senior health leader, Steve Jamieson joined the organisation as Chief Executive and General Secretary in September 2017. Prior to this Steve was CEO of The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, where he was instrumental in guiding the organisation successfully through a period of change and development resulting in the Hospice receiving an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission.

A nurse by profession and a prominent nursing leader, Steve was Director of Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and was responsible for leading on the RCN's professional nursing agenda, and delivering its mission to represent nurses and nursing, promote excellence in practice and shape health policies. Prior to working at the RCN Steve held senior nursing posts at St Thomas Hospital and Kings College Hospital London.

Steve’s distinguished professional career includes roles as the President of the European Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and working as part of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and World Health Organisation on projects relating to HIV/AIDS. He is a Trustee of Dementia UK and Dementia Adventure Trust and a former vice chair of the Board of Trustees at the Sussex Beacon Hospice in Brighton.

A key player in health and social care policy and practice Steve has made significant changes in the delivery of health policy both nationally and internationally, presented keynote addresses at national and international events and has published widely including book chapters, forewords and articles in respected health care journals.

 

 

JONES - Carl Jones

Carl Jones

Director, London Marketing Set

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Carl Jones

Director, London Marketing Set

Carl has a degree in Psychosocial Studies at UEL as well as a CAM Diploma in Marketing Communications.

Carl is a marketing and training consultant and Director at London Marketing Set, where he specialises in developing customer service strategy and policies as well as delivering training in this area.  Carl develops close working relationships with professional bodies to provide advice and guidance on customer service concepts. He is highly experienced in ‘operations’ including venue selection/management, developing online learning portals and developing programmes to give delegates the best customer experience.

Carl is a keen cyclist and a volunteer for Age UK.

 

JONES - Richard Jones

Professor Richard Jones

Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, University of Salford

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Professor Richard Jones

Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, University of Salford

Dr Richard Jones is Professor of Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Salford contributing to the undergraduate podiatry programme. Richard is the Research Lead for the Knee Biomechanics and Injury research programme and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.

His primary research interests are into lower limb osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal knee injuries and their associated management.

Richard is a member of the Versus Arthritis Musculoskeletal Disorders Research Advisory Group and lead Clinical Biomechanist at the Manchester Institute for Health and Performance.

 

JONES - Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Thompsons Solicitors

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Tom Jones

Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Thompsons Solicitors

Tom is a senior partner and Head of Policy and Public Affairs at trade union law firm Thompsons Solicitors. As a matter of principle Thompsons only acts for claimants in personal injury cases and trade union members in employment disputes. Tom’s specialisation as a personal injury lawyer was in RSI and then stress related injury.

Tom has for many years worked closely with MPs on legal and trade union issues where they intersect with politics. He has led Thompsons’ activities to combat the myth of a UK ‘compensation culture’. He is a regular speaker and writer on trade union legal issues.

Outside work he is involved in helping to keep open a local working men’s club in Hackney (where he has a regular slot calling bingo).

 

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Roy Kennedy

Roy Kennedy

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KHALID - Usamah Khalid

Usamah Khalid

PrPrivate Practice Podiatrist Coordinator and Vice Chair for the Royal College of Podiatry’s EDI groupivate Practice Podiatrist Coordinator and Vice Chair for the Royal College of Podiatry’s EDI group

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Usamah Khalid

Private Practice Podiatrist, Coordinator and Vice Chair for the Royal College of Podiatry’s EDI group

Usamah qualified from the University of Northampton with a First-Class Honours and went on to complete his masters at the University of Huddersfield in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery with Distinction. He currently works in private practice with previous experience in the NHS.

He is the coordinator and Vice Chair for the Royal College of Podiatry’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity group and ambassador for improving diversity of dermatology in podiatric training. Usamah has also previously been Chair for the Royal College of Podiatry’s Student Association.

Usamah has a special interest in research and academia and works privately with an interest in musculoskeletal pathologies and minor nail and soft tissue surgery.

 

KHAN - M. Tariq Khan

Tariq Khan

Consultant Podiatrist and Director, Marigold Clinic

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Tariq Khan

Consultant Podiatrist and Director, Marigold Clinic

Dr Tariq Khan Graduated as a podiatrist in 1993 and undertook a PhD on the Phytochemical, Biological and Clinical evaluation of Thuja occidentalis on Verruca pedis at the University of London, (2004). He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2012) and a Chartered Scientist (2017) and received the College of Podiatry ‘Meritorious award’ for contribution in Integrated medicine and Dermatology.

Dr Khan is the Consultant Podiatrist and Director of the Marigold Clinic, University College London Hospitals.

Dr Khan is appointed as Consultant Podiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children (UK), Sydney Children’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital and St George Hospital (Dermatology department) in the Department of Epidermolysis Bullosa. Dr Khan is also the Lead for Podiatry for Debra UK and co-authored the Clinical practice guideline on EB Podiatry (2019).

Dr Khan currently holds the academic appointments as Adjunct Senior Lecturer in The School of Women and Children’s, University of New South Wales, Visiting Professor University of Sunderland and Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Podiatric medicine and Orthopaedics, Temple University, Philadelphia.

 

LONGHURST - Belinda Longhurst

Belinda Longhurst

Podiatry Lecturer, Forgotten Feet Trustee

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Belinda Longhurst

Podiatry Lecturer, Forgotten Feet Trustee

Belinda graduated from the University of Southampton, where she was awarded a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry, with distinction in clinical practice and has worked in private practice from 2003 until 2017.

She is a lecturer on the Queen Margaret University/SMAE eLearning BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry and Trustee for the registered charity Forgotten Feet, which offers free footcare to the homeless and socially isolated.

As a postgraduate student at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Belinda continues to research in her area of special interest: podiatric dermatology and has frequently presented her published work at national and international conferences.

 

MAMODE - Louis Mamode

Louis Mamode

FCP Podiatrist, Portsdown Group Practice

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Louis Mamode

FCP Podiatrist, Portsdown Group Practice 

Louis graduated from the University of Southampton in 2014 and shortly after he was awarded a joint internship with Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) and the University of Southampton’s foot and ankle research team. Since then, he has explored the world of academia and co-authoring published journals, as well working clinically within the NHS and Private practice.

He is one of the first podiatrist in the UK working as a FCP podiatrist, helping to pioneer the profession within primary care whilst working with the College of Podiatry, and other FCP support networks in developing this new and exciting venture in podiatry.

MATTHEWS - Sue Matthews

Sue Matthews

Vascular Specialist Podiatrist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester Local Care Organisation

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Sue Matthews

Vascular Specialist Podiatrist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester Local Care Organisation

Sue Matthews is a Vascular Specialist Podiatrist working in Greater Manchester. She previously worked as a High-Risk Specialist Podiatrist working within complex wound care and is an independent non-medical prescriber.

She was instrumental in setting up the Salford community vascular triage service and now works in The Manchester Leg Circulation Service. Both services have been recognised by NICE as examples of good practice. 

She has had articles about peripheral arterial disease published and has presented at national and international conferences.

She is involved in teaching the Royal College of Podiatry Vascular and Diabetic foot Modules. She is a core committee member on the Royal College of Podiatry Vascular advisory group.

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Jane McAdam

Jane McAdam

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MORRISON - Stewart Morrison

Dr Stewart C Morrison

Reader, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

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Dr Stewart C Morrison

Reader, School of Health Sciences, University of Brighton

Dr Stewart C. Morrison is a Reader of Children’s Podiatry at the University of Brighton. Stewart’s primary research interest is child health, with a particular focus in the manifestation and impact of musculoskeletal foot and ankle problems in children. He has vast clinical, research and academic interests in this field and is a co-applicant on the OSTRICH study, which is looking at the effectiveness of orthotics for treatment of symptomatic flat feet in children.

 

 

NOWAK - Paul Nowak

Paul Nowak

Deputy General Secretary, Trades Union Congress

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Paul Nowak

Deputy General Secretary, Trades Union Congress

Paul was appointed Assistant General Secretary of the TUC in 2013, and subsequently confirmed as Deputy General Secretary in February 2016. He leads on several key policy areas including public services, transport, and industrial policy. 

He has responsibility for the TUC’s organisation in Wales and the English regions, Annual Congress, union organising and inter-union relations. Paul previously served as the TUC’s regional secretary in the North East and Cumbria and as the TUC’s national organiser.

He was appointed a member of the ACAS Council in November 2011. He is a trustee of the People’s History Museum and T.U.U.T Charitable Trust.

 

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