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Marian Williams

Podiatry Intern


Marian graduated from the Birmingham School in 2001, with a BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry. Soon after qualifying, she spent a short time in private practice, before joining the teaching team full-time at the school; firstly as Clinical Facilitator and then Lecturer. For the last 17 years, Marian has been a Senior Podiatry Lecturer, with responsibility for teaching undergraduate Podiatrists. Her teaching has spanned across several areas of the curriculum and has included, clinical teaching at all levels of the programme (4, 5 & 6), module leadership for Pathology (levels 4 & 5), Local Anaesthesia (level 5) and clinical leadership for Nail Surgery & Local Anaesthesia (Level 6), along with first aid and basic and Immediate Life Support. Whilst teaching on this programme, Marian gained the opportunity to become involved in Podiatric surgery and provided surgical assistance to the resident Podiatric surgeon and Head of School. She also secured an honorary contract as Senior House Officer & Podiatric Surgical Assistant, for Dudley Primary Care Trust. In 2007, Marian began a management role within the department, as Podiatry Programme Manager, which involved management of both the Podiatry programme and teaching team. Marian commenced her current role in the University of Salford, at the close of 2017; she is therefore a recent addition to the Podiatry teaching team. Her current teaching responsibilities run across all levels of the podiatry degree programme and include, clinical teaching and supervision (levels 4 & 5), workshop facilitation for Integrated Life Science (level 4) & dissertation supervision (level 6), along with internal verification and moderation of assessments.

Over her career as a Podiatry Lecturer, Marian’s main areas of focus have been on the sharing of knowledge and therefore both teaching and teaching quality; these areas have, and continue to be, her passion. Indeed, she has always enjoyed the part she plays in the education of Podiatry undergraduates and particularly their transformation into professional, autonomous practitioners. However, in 2016, due to her special interest in surgery, Marian went on to complete an MSc in the Principles of Podiatric Surgery, with her final dissertation submission, being a Research by Design project. This design was for a large randomised controlled trial, which aimed to investigate a potentially new approach to nail surgery for ingrown toenail. She therefore hopes to progress her studies to PhD level in the future, in this area.


Undergraduate level, BSc (Hons) Podiatry, including:


Clinical tutor (Level 4)

Integrated Life Science (Level 4)

Local Anaesthesia, Examiner (Level 5) 

Musculoskeletal 2, Critical Appraisal Supervisor (Level 5)

Management & Leadership in Clinical Practice (Level 6)

Methods of Enquiry Dissertation, Project Supervisor (Level 6)

Research Interests

Regional anaesthesia of the foot

Clinical emergencies relating to local anaesthesia administration

First Aid & Immediate Life Support

Vascular disease


Prescription Only Medicine

The Specific Learning Disability (SpLD) Dyslexia, in higher education

Qualifications and Memberships


BSc (Hons) Podiatry

Certificate in Education

MSc Principles of Podiatric Surgery



Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (Member)

Health & Care Professions Council (Registrant)