Podiatrist and Educational Lead
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 – bith in the UK and Australia. Since 2008 he has worked at The SMAE Institute as an educator ascending to the role of Clinical Services Manager and Programme lead in 2012. In addition to his post graduate teaching qualification in higher education, Andrew obtained his MSc in Podiatry from QMU in 2015 and is currently undertaking his professional doctorate at the University of Bath looking specifically at the barriers and facilitators to good foot self-care behaviours in people with diabetes. Diabetes is a core area of professional interest for Andrew and he has a publications within peer-reviewed journals on patient education and self-cate in diabetes.
Andrew’s current roles involve his educational lead on the SMAE’s FHP; Diploma in Higher Education (Podiatry Assisstant); Local Anaesthesia and Prescription Only Medicines courses. He also maintains private practice work, is a peer-reviewer for Elsevier and the Diabetic Foot Journal and works as an education visitor for the HCPC.