Andrew graduated from the University of Brighton in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry. He has worked as a Podiatrist in both the NHS and Private sector – both in the UK and Australia. Since 2008 he has worked at The SMAE Institute as an educator ascending to the role of Clinical Services Manager and Programme lead in 2012. In addition to his post graduate teaching qualification in higher education, Andrew obtained his MSc in Podiatry from QMU in 2015 and is currently undertaking his professional doctorate at the University of Bath looking specifically at the barriers and facilitators to good foot self-care behaviours in people with diabetes.
Diabetes is a core area of professional interest for Andrew and he has a publications within peer-reviewed journals on patient education and self-care in diabetes. In 2019 Andrew became a Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine within the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Andrew’s driving professional goal is to improve the uptake of Podiatry education and, to this end, is focused on broadening access and providing innovation towards this target. His current roles involve his educational lead on the SMAE’s FHP; Diploma in Higher Education (Podiatry Assistant); Local Anaesthesia and Prescription Only Medicines courses. He also maintains private practice work, is a peer-reviewer for Patient Education and Counselling and The Diabetic Foot Journals. Andrew also works as an education visitor for the Health and Care Professions council.