Meet the team

Bev Durrant

Bev-Durrant.jpgBev qualified in 1996 at the Wessex (Southampton) School of Podiatry. She completed her MSc at Staffordshire University (UK) in June 2004. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine and is a founding fellow of Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Bev currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the University.

Bev has held previous leadership roles within the NHS including, developing orthopaedic triage services for lower limb foot and ankle musculoskeletal problems.  Contributing to the development of a podiatry "Falls prevention pathway" linked to the wider integrated falls pathway within the PCT, leadership to a team of Podiatrists working at an advanced level in musculoskeletal assessment, providing orthotic intervention for foot and lower limb problems, and setting up and working within a combined orthotist clinic for high risk patients.

Her teaching and learning experience lies within 3 main areas including podiatric pathology, functional anatomy, lower limb podiatric biomechanics/ pathomechanics, and clinical application of all 3 areas.

Bev has published in peer review journals and has contributed at national and International conferences. Bev is currently undertaking a PhD at Staffordshire University entitled: The effect of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) on the biomechanical characteristics of the lower extremity.

Bev has a number of external roles as part of her role as Senior lecturer. These include journal reviewer, for JFAR, JAPMA and Manual Therapy. She is currently the Research Student Network (RSN) representative. Is a member on the Research and Development committee, the Faculty of Undergraduate Education and the Podiatry Educators group all represented through the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. She is a member of the NHS musculoskeletal expert reference group, and is part of the research network group based at Staffordshire University.