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School of Health and Society

Elaine Washington



I joined the University of Salford as a lecturer in 2000. Prior to this, I worked as a Senior Prosthetist at the Manchester Disablement Services Centre where I specialised in the prosthetic care of individuals who had undergone lower limb amputations.


Teaches on the BSc (Hons) in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Modules involved in:

Core Prosthetic Practice

Broad Scope Prosthetic and Orthotic Practice

Collaborative Module – Into Employment

  • This involves teaching
  • Silicone Suspensions
  • Hip Disarticulation Prosthetics.
  • Trans-femoral Hand casting
  • Ischial containment sockets
  • Infection control

Research Interests

Psychological impact of undergoing amputation and living with disability.

Qualifications and Memberships

Member of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists

Registered Prosthetist with HCPC


  • HND in Prosthetics and Orthotics           
  • Diploma in Prosthetics                               
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology                               
  • MSc Psychology                                    


Rhys James Williams, Elaine Denise Washington, Mark Miodownik and Catherine Holloway (2017).The effect of liner design and materials selection on prosthesis interface heat dissipation. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Vol. 42(3) 275–279

Elaine D Washington and Anita E Williams (2014). An exploratory phenomenological study exploring the experiences of people with systemic disease who have undergone lower limb amputation and its impact on their psychological well-being. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Vol. 40(1) 44–50