Our long-term aim is to translate the results from our published research to influence and inform everyday clinical practice to focus on the problems faced by people with diabetes and neuropathy.
Dr Joanne Paton
Associate Professor of Podiatry
Research Group Lead
Mr Richard Collings
Honorary Research Fellow
Mrs Justine Tansley
Honorary Research Associate
Mrs Jennifer Williams
Honorary Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship
Mr Vasileios Lepesis
Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Mr Calvin Howorth
Teaching and Research Associate
South West Clinical Schools
The South West Clinical Schools are a collaboration between the University of Plymouth and the NHS, working with nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals at all stages of their clinical and academic development.
Our work with local health services has identified the urgent need to capture improvements in patient and family outcomes, as well as ensure that existing evidence is used to best develop the research led by non-medical health professionals. To meet these needs, we have invested in clinical schools, which are professorial-led centres, in five of our local NHS trusts. The main focus for the clinical schools is to encourage health professionals to look at their practice, challenge current thinking, try out new ideas and work out ways to measure what they're doing.
Find out more about the South West Clinical Schools.