Mr James May

School of Health & Society

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Current positions

Lecturer in Prosthetics & Orthotics


Employment History:

Prosthetist/Orthotist - IDS/Ottobock (2013-2016)
Orthotist - Wirral University Teaching Hospital (2016-2018)
Orthotist - Dacey Orthotic Solutions (2018-2020)
Teaching & Learning Intern in Prosthetics & Orthotics - University of Salford (2020-2022)
Lecturer in Prosthetics & Orthotics - University of Salford (2022-Present)

Professional Registration & Organisation Membership:

HCPC Registered Prosthetist/Orthotist (2013-Present)
Irish Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (2013-2016)
British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (2016-Present)
- including Editorial Committee role between 2020-2022

Areas of Research

Orthotic Interventions & Clinical Gait Analysis.

Motion Capture technologies

Lower limb Orthotics: Functional Foot Orthoses, Ankle Foot Orthoses & Knee Orthoses.

Sustainability in Prosthetics & Orthotics

Prosthetics & Orthotics for Animals


Module Leadership:

Introduction to Prosthetic & Orthotic Practice
Further Prosthetic & Orthotic Practice 2

Module Involvement:

Anatomy & Physiology/Integrated Life Sciences
Materials, Manufacturing and Design
Assessment & Management of Complex Cases
Orthotic Placements

Other School Roles:

Admissions Tutor
Second Year Manager
Dissertation Supervisor
Personal Tutor

Teaching and Learning Interests:

Problem Based Learning
Simulation Activity
Inter-Professional Education
Universal Design for Learning
Peer Instruction & Peer Marking
Stepped Marking
Constructivist Approaches to Teaching & Learning

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • MRes -Biomechanics and Human Movement

    2023 - 2025
  • Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice

    2020 - 2021
  • BSc (Hons) - Prosthetics & Orthotics

    2010 - 2013
  • BA (Hons) - History

    2006 - 2010