Mrs Margaret Bruce

Mrs Margaret Bruce

Associate Lecturer

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)


Lecture podiatry team, Senior Personal tutor School of Health Professions
Year three course tutor

Posts held:
1988-2012     Senior Lecturer Plymouth School of Podiatry Plymouth (College of FE) and then Lecturer, Podiatry programme, University of Plymouth.
1985-1988     Lecturer (1) Chelsea School of Podiatry, Paddington College, London
1981-1985     Lecturer (2) Plymouth School of Podiatry, Plymouth
1978-1981     Senior 2 /Senior1 Podiatrist, Charing Cross Hospital and South Hammersmith Health Trust

 Teaching Experience:
1988-2012    University of Plymouth,  BSc (Hons) Podiatry  Masters modules
1985-1988    Chelsea School of Podiatry Paddington College,  London. 
 Diploma in Podiatric Medicine and  Diploma in Prosthetics and Orthotics

 Course Development:
2014 Independent prescribing Physiotherapists and Podiatrists
2008-2010      Developing modules for validated programme
2007-8  Leader revalidation BSc (Hons) Podiatry programme
2004-8  Member of Steering Groups for PMS MSc Diabetes module
1990 and 1995        Member of validation working group BSc in Podiatric  Medicine and then BSc (Hons) Podiatry at  University of  Plymouth, development of many  postgraduate modules.
2001-2002     Member of the revalidation group BSc (Hons) Podiatry

 Professional activities:
2011-2015     External Examiner to the Podiatry Programme, University of   Brighton
2010              Awarded Teaching Fellowship from University of Plymouth. Initiator of project and Project Manager
2010-2013    Initiator of group and Chair of National Placement Coordinators Group for SOCAP
2010              Member of the Fellowship of College of Podiatrists Committee
2009              Advisor and examiner to Keralinska Institute, Stockholm,  Podiatry   Programme
2005- 2009    External examiner Podiatry Programme, University of East London
2008              Awarded Fellowship of College of Podiatrists in  Podiatric Medicine
2008              Awarded Teaching Fellowship from University of Plymouth Initiator of project and Project Manager
2005               External Advisor to the internal review of Health Professions   programmes, University of East London
2002-2004     Presentation to various groups including the Regional update day for Orthopaedic surgeons – ‘The Neuropathic Foot’

Clinical roles:
Supervision of level two and level three students in clinical practice in Mount Gould Hospital Podiatry Clinic.Link to  North Somerset and South Gloucester PCTs for placement support
Profession specific mentor training

 Professional affiliations:
Fellow of College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine,
Diabetes UK



MPhil, B.Sc. , DPodM, Cert Ed

Professional membership

Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Registered with Health Professions Council

Teaching interests

Pharmacology in podiatry
High risk patient in podiatric practice
Foot in diabetes
Medicine and surgery in relation to podiatry
Clinical skills teaching
Master's research modules

Staff serving as external examiners

External examiner at
University of Brighton
University of East London
BSc (Hons) Podiatry

Research interests

The complications of diabetes and its effect on the lower limb

Most recent publications 

Hanks C , Bruce M (2006) Care of the Foot. In Redfern S and Ross F. (Eds) Nursing Older People.  Churchill Livingstone


Most recent conference presentations:

BruceMA 2013 Exploring barriers and challenges to healthcare students’ learning using ‘Second Life’. 2th European Conference on e-Learning, Nice, France

 Bruce MA  2012  ‘Study into the use of ‘Second Life’ to enhance the clinical skills of students of podiatry  7th Plymouth  Enhanced  Learning Conference   Plymouth University

 Bruce MA , Abey S,  2009  ‘An innovative approach to supporting clinical skills  development in remote and disparate geographical areas’  8th European Conference on e-Learning, University of Bari, Italy

Poster presentation 'Prevalance and  risk of Neuropathy in young type 1 patients with diabetes
Diabetes UK 2002

Additional information

Co Author Chapter 'Nursing Older People' 2005