Podiatry Team leader, Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist,
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Born in South London, qualified from the Cardiff School in 1989.
Worked in Croydon community for a number of years, as a general podiatrist, developed a special interest in lower limb biomechanics working along-side physiotherapists, then progressing an interest in diabetes to become the high risk lead.
Undertook the Diabetes Foot module, and the Warwick diabetes course.
Moved to the North West of England and worked as a clinical specialist/Team Leader in Blackburn & Darwen in community and hospital and then moving to The Wirral working again in community and hospital settings. Undertook audits of the patient journey, to improve the treatment cycle for patients, presented the findings as a poster at a diabetes UK conference. Also used innovative wound care approaches such as larvae and topical negative pressure, was able to present a poster on the use of larvae at the Wounds UK conference in Harrogate Lead on the National Diabetes Foot Care Audit pilot study in The Wirral.
Now working with Croydon Health services, at Croydon University Hospital with Miss Stella Vig the Pan London diabetic foot lead consultant. Continuing to work across the hospital and community boundaries.
Have reviewed clinical products such as Woulgan topical gel, Active Heal PHMB foam dressings for which posters were presented at the Harrogate wound conference. Currently undertaking a review of a disposable negative pressure therapy product, and participating in a Randomised control trial.
Has had the pleasure of delivering talks at the Diabetic Foot Journal conference in 2017 on negative pressure therapy, and the Primary Care Conference 2018 on the choice of wound care dressings.
Currently part of the South West London STP podiatry group developing strategies in improving services across the South West London, and helping to improve recruitment in the area.
Enjoys cricket, tennis.