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Peter Bowden

Podiatry Programme Leader


I am the Programme leader of the Podiatry Programme at the University of Salford, School of Health Sciences where I have worked in Podiatry Education for over 30 years. Having, throughout this period, taught many of the Podiatric disciplines I have always had an interest in the use of technology to enhance the learning process. I have a Fellowship in Podiatric Medicine and General Practice from the College of Podiatrists and an MSc by research from the University of Salford and I am regularly engaged in advising and facilitating postgraduate students undertaking research.


Theory and practice of Podiatry  (BSc(Hons) Podiatry)

The prescription & manufacture of Orthoses (BSc(Hons) Podiatry)

Methods of Enquiry (BSc(Hons) Podiatry)

Lower Limb Sports Medicine (BSc(Hons) Podiatry)

Anatomy (BSc(Hons) Podiatry)

Human Gait Studies (BSc(Hons) Podiatry)

Research Interests

Challenging the established paradigm of foot control over the lower limb during walking.

Pod 3D – development of a prototype 3D stereoscopic anatomical model for use in teaching and enterprise

Qualifications and Memberships

Fellow of the College of Podiatric Medicine  (Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists)                                                                       2008

Fellow of the Surgical Faculty of the College of Podiatrists.  1993

M.Sc. by research 'Abnormal foot motion and its relationship to running induced patello-femoral pain' - University of Salford 1989

Registered Teacher of the Society of Chiropodists       1980

City and Guilds 730 Further Education Teachers Certificate 1979

Membership of the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists



‘Inter-assessor reliability of practice based biomechanical assessment of the foot and ankle’

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (2012) Jarvis main author.


‘Study to determine the incidence of musculoskeletal complaints amongst podiatry students at Salford University’ The British Journal of Podiatry (2001).


‘Orthotics – the way to happy feet’ The Fellrunner magazine (May 2001)

‘Musculoskeletal complaints amongst podiatry students at Salford University’ Proceedings published in - Contemporary Ergonomics (1999). Taylor & Francis.

'Orthotics, what are they and how can they help the injured athlete' article in Athletics Weekly  (Feb 21st 1996).

Section on "foot related running injuries" in the Saucony Manchester Marathon Training Log (1996)

'The alignment of the rearfoot complex axis as a factor in the development of running induced patello-femoral pain’ The British Journal of Podiatry (August 1995).

'The use of adhesive Hydrocolloid dressings in the post-operative management of nail avulsions - preliminary findings’ The Chiropodist (1991)

'A Method of Constructing a 'Vitrathene' Posted Orthosis' The Chiropodist (1984).

'The Pathomechanics of Forefoot Valgus' The Chiropodist (1983).