- Postgrad research room, PAHC, College of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, PL6 8BH
Mr Richard Collings
Honorary Research Fellow
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
Honorary Clinical Research Fellow (University of Plymouth)
Graduating from Plymouth University in 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry, Richard undertook an MSc in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics in 2013 at Stafford University. Richard finished his PhD in 2021 with a prestigious NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellowship. His research is looking at incorporating an instant insole solution into NHS practice for ulcer prevention in people with diabetes. He currently works in the NHS in his role as a Team Lead Podiatrist, specialising in Musculoskeletal disorders. Richard has been a member of the Balance Enhancement and Ulcer Prevention (BEUP) collaborative for the last 11 years and as part of the Rehabilitation team for the School for Health Professions.
Health and Care Professions Council
Roles on external bodies
Royal College Of Podiatry Research, Development and Innovation committee
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Research and Development committee
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Schools steering committee
Biomechanics of the diabetic foot, Mixed methods clinical trials, Implementation of research into clinical practice
Grants & contracts
2014 £27,300 R Collings, J Paton. Torbay medical research fund. Pilot work involving in-shoe pressure measurement system on people at risk of diabetes foot problems.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Glasser, S., Paton, J., Collings, R., & Marsden, J. (2016). Frontal plane postural control: A comparison of people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and healthy controls. Foot and Ankle Surgery, 22(2), 31.
Joanne Paton, Anne Roberts, Sam Glasser, Richard Collings, Jon Marsden All I wanted was a pair of shoes”: A qualitative case study The Diabetic Foot Journal, 2014, Vol 17, No 3, pages 100–106.