Meet the Podiatry Clinic team

Here you can find information about the University of Northampton’s Podiatry Clinic staff members, including their job roles, qualifications, experience, and research interests.

All of our team are Health and Care Professions Council registered podiatrists.

  • Lisa Chandler, Podiatry lecturer

    Professional Lead for Podiatry | Deputy Head of Subject (Health Professions)
    • Years worked in profession: 21 years
    • Years worked at UON: Since 2009
    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Graduating in Podiatry in 2003, Lisa commenced her clinical career undertaking roles in the NHS and private practice. Lisa commenced her first academic post in 2005 at the Birmingham School of Podiatry before becoming a Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at the University of Northampton in 2009. Lisa’s teaching and clinical interests include podiatric medicine, dermatology, and the at-risk limb. Lisa teaches across several undergraduate Podiatry modules and leads the Lower Limb at Risk postgraduate module, alongside supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research students.

    As Professional Lead for Podiatry, Lisa has responsibility for the podiatry subject area within the University of Northampton. A HCPC-registered Podiatrist and Member of the Royal College of Podiatry, Lisa has gained postgraduate qualifications in skin surgery, education, and an MSc in the Principles of Podiatric Surgery.

    She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Scientist, an external examiner, and vice-chair for the Quality Assurance Committee of the Royal College of Podiatry. Lisa is passionate about raising the profile of the Podiatry profession and educating the future workforce.

  • Manju Mital, Senior Lecturer in Podiatry
    Senior Lecturer in Podiatry
    • Professional qualifications: BSc (Hons), MChS, FHEA, Cert. HEA., PgCert. Sports.
    • Years worked in profession: Since 1994
    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Manju graduated from the Northampton School of Podiatry, affiliated by Leicester University in 1994. She worked in Nottingham NHS trust specialising in musculoskeletal podiatry for 5 years whilst completing her post graduate qualification in sports podiatry at the Manchester Metropolitan University. A further NHS position in Birmingham saw her as a clinical and governance lead which involved all areas of research, education, training and delivery of current evidence-based practice.

    Returning to the University of Northampton University in 2008 to take up the post of Senior Lecturer, where she teaches and specialises in paediatrics, orthopaedics and mechanical therapy alongside supervising students in undergraduate research. Students are also taken to the London Marathon each year to teach and treat acute lower limb injuries.

    Manju worked as a specialist at the 2012 Olympics treating both the organisers and athletes as well as working as the chief podiatrist for the MK Dons.

    Currently, Manju is undertaking her PhD in juvenile hallux valgus, children’s bunions, looking at both advancing anthropometric 3D technology to measure the condition as well as a new innovative design for conservative treatment.

    It is a combination of her roles to date, particularly in education, training and development of patients, that enables Manju to offer an exceptional level of specialist care and treatment.

  • Senior Lecturer in Podiatry BSc (Hons)
    • Years worked in profession: Since 1985
    • Years worked at UON: Since 2003
    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Paul qualified from The London Foot Hospital and School of Podiatric Medicine in 1985 and has been at UON since 2003 and admissions tutor for Podiatry.

    Paul teaches the Podiatric Medicine and Anatomy for the Podiatry degree.

    Paul has worked in the NHS since qualifying, working in the Birmingham Hospitals mainly with complex medical cases but also in special schools.

  • Stella Harvey, Senior Lecturer in Podiatry

    Senior Lecturer in Podiatry
    • Professional qualification: MSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, FHEA
    • Years worked in profession: 20
    • Years worked at UON: Since 2019.
    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Following qualification from London Foot Hospital, Stella worked for NHS in South East London in a range of clinics and specialities including wound care, emergency access, nail surgery and musculoskeletal clinics. Over the years Stella has worked in various NHS trusts in roles including Diabetes Lead and Tissue Viability and Wound Care Specialist. Also worked in several private practices. Stella’s main interests are wound prevention and treatment, nail surgery and skin surgery.

  • Connor Ratcliffe, Senior Lecturer in Podiatry

    Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead in Podiatry
    • Professional qualifications: BSc (Hons) MBA MRCPod FHEA, PGDip Strategic Management and Leadership,
    • Years worked in profession: Since 2012
    • Years worked at UON: Since 2012
    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Connor specialises in musculoskeletal injuries of the lower limb, and since graduating from the University of Northampton in 2012 has worked within various clinical settings including multidisciplinary private practice and working with professional athletes; before becoming a full time lecturer in 2018 where he leads on musculoskeletal modules.

  • Senior Lecturer in Podiatric Medicine
    Professional Qualifications
    • Extended Scope of Practice in skin and incisional nail surgery (Royal College of Podiatry, 2022)
    • Steroid injection training (Royal College of Podiatry, 2022)
    • Podiatric medicine BSc (Hons) (University of Malaga, 2018)
    • Currently studying MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery (QMU & GCU)
    • Currently studying the independent prescribing training (UON)
    • Pharmacotherapy MSc (University of Valencia, 2013)
    • Adult and Paediatric Nursing BSc (Hons)(University of Malaga, 2011)
    Years Worked in the Profession

    Rodrigo has accumulated over 8 years of experience as a Specialist Podiatrist working in NHS education and private practice.

    Before qualifying as a Podiatrist, he gained experience in healthcare working as a qualified nurse in different areas such as paediatrics, emergency and elderly care.

    Years Worked at the University

    Rodrigo has worked with the University since 2020.

    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Rodrigo started his career in 2011 as an Adult and Pediatric Nurse, gaining valuable experience in elderly care, emergency, and pediatrics at the University of Malaga.

    Qualifying in 2018 as a Podiatrist at the University of Malaga, he then moved to the UK to further his career. With over 8 years of experience as an Extended Scope of Practice Specialist Podiatrist, Rodrigo has continuously strived for excellence in patient care.

    In 2022, Rodrigo completed specialised training in skin and incisional nail surgery, and the same year, he undertook a steroid injection course.

    Currently, Rodrigo serves as a Senior Lecturer in Podiatric Medicine at the University of Northampton, where I’ve been contributing for four years. In my role as a 1st-year tutor and module lead for human physiology and clinical studies, I share my extensive knowledge and practical insights with aspiring podiatrists.

    In 2023, Rodrigo achieved a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy, recognizing his efforts in shaping the future of podiatric professionals.

    Rodrigo’s main area of interest is the surgical treatment of issues such as ingrown toenails and skin pathologies, encompassing procedures like the surgical excision of verrucae. Due to his past experience as a paediatric nurse, he is considerable experienced and comfortable providing minor foot surgical treatments for apprehensive children and individuals with autism or learning disabilities.

    Currently Rodrigo still continues his educational journey with a Master’s in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery and an ongoing independent prescribing course.

  • Krishna Gohil, Senior Lecturer in Prescribing

    Senior Lecturer in Podiatry/Prescribing
    • Professional qualifications: MSc, FHEA, PgCert, BSc (Hons) Podiatry, FRCPod, FFPM RCPS (Glasg).
    • Years worked in profession: Since 2000
    • Years worked at UON: Since 2023 at the Podiatry Clinic
    • Professional recognition as HEA fellow (D2) (University of Northampton, 2024)
    • Master of Science in Leadership and Management (University of Salford, 2022)
    • Post graduate Cert Prescribing (University of Coventry, 2017)
    • Post graduate Cert Public Health (University of Wolverhampton, 2005)
    • Bachelor of Science in Podiatry (University of Huddersfield)
    • Health and Care Professional Council CH15045
    • Non-Executive Director Royal College of Podiatry
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Podiatry
    • Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine Royal College of physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.
    • External Examiner University of Brighton
    • Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons and physicians
    • Executive Board Member Foot in Diabetes UK.
    • Executive Board Member of Medicine Management Committee Royal College of Podiatry
    • #150 Leaders Coach with Council of Deans
    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Krishna has worked in the NHS and private practice, specialising in lower limb wounds and at risk foot, medicines and prescribing. Her previous jobs include national clinical lead, and national professional development officer.

  • Specialist Podiatrist BSc (Hons)
    • Years worked in profession: Since 2012
    • Years worked at UON: Since 2015
    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Since qualifying in 2012, Gemma spent time as a self-employed podiatrist before joining the University of Northampton Podiatry Clinic in 2015. During term time Gemma assists with students clinics, as well as seeing patients of her own all year round.

  •  Specialist Podiatrist BSc (Hons)
    • Years worked in profession: Since 2021
    • Years worked at UON: Since 2021
    Brief background of profession and specialisms

    Sophie graduated from the University of Northampton with a first-class honours in Podiatry. She has spent over 8 years working in the clinical field, however, began her journey and love for medical care at the age of 8 when she immersed herself in St John Ambulance and Surf Life Saving.

    Sophie completed a nursing traineeship during her secondary schooling in Australia, primarily working within general medicine, acute care and stroke wards. This position stoked Sophie’s curiosity around multidisciplinary medical roles, and the teams need to holistically care for patients. Working in the stroke ward also created a keen fascination around biomechanics, mechanical therapy, rehabilitation and foot health.

    From Sophie’s own personal experiences and requiring orthotics at an early age, she developed a distinct interest in Podiatric Medicine. Throughout her degree, Sophie attended numerous placements in NHS and private practice and was particularly interested in MSK and diabetic care, which prompted her dissertation topic – The Function and Efficacy of Post-Amputation Therapeutic Devices for Diabetic Transmetatarsal Amputees.

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