- Course studied:
- Clinical Biomechanics
- Year of graduation:
Nina Davies hoped a Master’s Degree in Podiatric Clinical Biomechanics could advance her career, she didn’t anticipate being offered a lead post within weeks of starting at Staffordshire University. “The course was challenging yet rewarding. It gave me the opportunity and the time away from my day to day clinical practice and management responsibilities to focus on my clinical practice,” says Nina.
Springboard to developing skills
“The content of the modules provided me with a springboard to develop my new role and helped me progress and motive the team I was leading. Since then other members of my team have enrolled on the modules to progress their own clinical skills.”
During the course of her studies, Nina says it was the shared experiences with people from different professional backgrounds which made a lasting impression. “I loved making new contacts and having a peer group to discuss interesting patient case histories with,” added Nina.
In 2012, Nina’s dedication was rewarded when she received an award in recognition of her role in developing clinical pathways of care for patients with foot and ankle problems.
“I am proud of how our NHS biomechanics service is developing and the modules have been instrumental in this.”
Since graduating in 2013, Nina is now the Clinical Lead in Paediatrics at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, where her main focus is to develop effective care pathways for children accessing podiatry.