Elaine Washington

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Brian Blatchford PO51

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Current positions

Lecturer in Prosthetics


Elaine joined the University of Salford in June 2000 as a lecturer in Prosthetics. Prior to this she worked as a senior prosthetist at Manchester Disablement Services Centre where she specialised in the prosthetic care of those who had undergone lower limb amputations. Elaine completed an HND in Prosthetics and Orthotics and Diploma in Prosthetics to allow her to practice and a degree and masters in Psychology. Her masters looked at the experience of those undergoing amputation due to diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Elaine also completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP). 


Module Leader:

  • Core Prosthetic Practice and the Prosthetic & Orthotic profession specific elements of Into Employment


  • Trans-tibial, trans-femoral and hip disarticulation prosthetics including service user assessment, socket theory, componentry/ prescription gait evaluation and adjustment
  • Silicone and liner materials
  • Infection control
  • Service redesign and good practice
  • Health psychology
  • Induction sessions

Research Interests

  • Psychological impact of undergoing amputation and living with disability
  • Health Psychology and the impact of undergoing amputation on individuals

Qualifications and Memberships


  • MSc Psychology: Bolton University
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology: Bolton University
  • HND in Prosthetics & Orthotics: Paddington College
  • Diploma in Prosthetics: OPTEC


  • Registrant on the Health & Care Professions Council register
  • Member of the British Association of Prosthetists & Orthotists
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (PR163206)