Podiatrist; Educational Lead (The SMAE Institute)
Andrew graduated from the University of Brighton in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry. He has worked as a Podiatrist in both the NHS and private sector in the UK and has worked as a Podiatrist in Australia.
Andrew has worked at the SMAE Institute for over 10 years – ascending to the role of Clinical Services Manager and Programme Lead in 2012. This role supports Andrew’s passion for striving towards a united and effective foot health workforce within the United Kingdom as his teaching spans across The SMAE Institute’s Foot Health Diploma; Podiatry Assistant Diploma, an (up-coming) Podiatry degree and local anaesthesia and prescription only medicine programmes. Further towards the aims of uniting and advancing the profession within the UK, Andrew is heavily involved with Health Education England’s Foot Health Consortium project to help deliver improved standards of education and training within foot health and Podiatry.
In addition to obtaining his post-graduate qualification in learning and teaching, Andrew obtained his MSc in Podiatry from Queen Margaret University in 2015 and is currently undertaking his professional Doctorate in Health at the University of Bath. His thesis is seeking to explore the barriers and facilitators to goof foot self-care in diabetes. Diabetes is a core area of professional interest for Andrew and he has publications in peer-reviewed journals on patient education and self-care in diabetes.
In 2019 Andrew became a Fellow of Faculty of Podiatric Medicine within the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and assumed a role for the Royal College as a regional advisor for Podiatry for London.
Aside from these roles, Andrew maintains private practice as a Podiatrist, works as an education visitor for the Health and Care Professions Council and is a peer-reviewer for Patient Education and Counselling and The Diabetic Foot Journals.