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School of Health and Society

Andrea Graham

Lecturer in Podiatry


I worked within the NHS for 12 years before moving into full time academia with the University of Salford in 2005. I worked as a Specialist Podiatrist within Rheumatology at Wrightington Hospital, Lancs and have carried on working within this specialist area as a focus for my own research gaining a Masters in Professional Development (with a primary focus in rheumatology) in 2007.  I am currently completing a PhD by Published Works with a focus on developing foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Currently I work as a part-time lecturer in Podiatry in the Directorate of Prosthetics & Orthotics and Podiatry, lecturing on the undergraduate programme and post-graduate PG cert in Lower Limb Health, Disease and Rehabilitation, in addition to working in private practice.


Undergraduate - I am a key member of the Level 4 and Level 6 teaching teams teaching clinical assessment and diagnostic skills at both levels in the clinical and classroom environment. In addition I deliver keynotes lectures in the subject areas of Vascular Assessment/Management, Patient Education and Private Practice within the Level 6 modules of Diagnosis and Management 1 and Management and Leadership in Clinical Practice 1.

Postgraduate – for the PG Cert in Lower Limb Health, Disease and Rehabilitation I am Module Leader for the module: Patient Focused Approach to Lower Limb Assessment and a member of the module team for the module: Management of the Lower Limb in Health Disease and Rehabilitation.  As part of this programme (and in addition to the administrative role as Module Leader) I provide keynote lectures in Patient Education and Woundcare, run Masterclass days, provide academic support and formative feedback, together with summative assessment of the module cohort.

Research Interests

The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on the foot and lower limb

Patient Education

Foot Health Education related to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc (Hons) Podiatry (from University of Salford). 2007

MSc Professional Development (from University of Salford). 2008

PG Cert Higher Education Research (from University of Salford).

Member of Faculty: Faculty of Health & Social Care - From March 2005 to September 2010.

Member of School: School of Health Sciences - From September 2011 to present.

Member of School: School of Health, Sport & Rehabilitation Sciences - From March 2005 to September 2011.

Member of College: College of Health & Social Care - From March 2005 to present.

Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SoCaP)

Member of the British Health Professions in Rheumatology (BHPR)

Member of the Podiatric Rheumatology Care Association (PRCA)