Dr. Daniel Parker

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Brian Blatchford PO33

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Current positions

Research Fellow


Within my research career, I have studied the foot and tissue biomechanics in healthy and pathological states, with a focus on the management of risk in Diabetes. I have an active interest in the role of research to inform clinical practice and particularly in how we can improve the capture and use of routinely collected information to inform clinical decision-making. I completed a PhD in foot and ankle biomechanics in 2013 with a focus on the biomechanical properties of the plantar soft tissue. This lead onto the development of a novel device to characterise soft tissue properties in vivo under conditions of simulated gait.    

Following this I have worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher on UK and EU funded grants managing clinical trials to evaluate novel technologies developed for use within the NHS.

Areas of research

Biomechanics, Metrology, Healthcare Technology, Digital Healthcare, Orthotics


  • Module Leader, Lecturer and Tutorials 2017 –Present - ILS1 Musculoskeletal Anatomy - Podiatry and P&O Undergraduate
  • Lecturer and Tutorials – 2017 – Present – ILS2 Anatomy and Physiology – Podiatry and P&O Undergraduate

Research Interests

2017-Present – Research Fellow - EU Fast Track to Innovation Project: FlowOx

Post Market Clinical Trials of Medical Device for people with Peripheral Arterial Disease and non-healing wounds. Wound 3D scanning, measurement and analysis in CAD and Python environment. See here

2013 – 2017 – Research Assistant - Innovate UK Project: Additive Manufacture in Orthotics (AMinO)

Clinical trial of Additive, Digital (CAD/CAM) and Traditional (Moulded) Orthotics for patients with Diabetes and high risk of ulceration within the NHS. Orthotic optimisation, design and performance assessment for compliance to EU/MHRA regulations prior to clinical trials. See here

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (hons) Human anatomy and Cell Biology (University of Liverpool)
  • MSc Biomechanics (University of Manchester)
  • PhD Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (University of Salford)