Andrew M Horwood
M.Pod.A, D.Pod.M, MChS. HPC reg. number CH10098

Andrew graduated in 1988 and has worked in the NHS holding posts in general practice, podopaediatrics, foot surgery and finally musculoskeletal (biomechanics & orthopaedics). He has been working in the independent practice since 1991, initially for Nuffield Hospitals, but became fully self employed in 1999. He primarily works in foot & ankle musculoskeletal (orthopaedic) injuries; especially metatarsalgias and plantar fasciitis. He has worked with British Athletics (later UK Athletics), the Lawn Tennis Association, Bradford City, was Leeds United’s Podiatrist (1992-2001) and has assisted with members of Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Bulls, York City, Huddersfield Town, The Royal Airforce, and Northern Ballet, as well as numerous club runners and sportspeople from all levels. Andrew obtained his Primary Fellowship in Foot Surgery in 1996, and has qualified in Supplementary Prescription Medicines, at Huddersfield University, and holds post-graduate qualifications in diagnostic imaging, rheumatology, and biomechanics at Leeds and Staffordshire Universities. He helped set up and develop modules for the podiatry profession’s first MSc in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics in 1999 and continues to be a member of the teaching Faculty of Health at Staffordshire University as a module leader and as a Visiting Fellow of Staffordshire University.

Andrew is an international lecturer in Clinical Biomechanics of the foot and lower limb, foot orthoses (orthotics), and is frequent lecturer on the podiatry circuit. He has written many articles for podiatry journals and has been assistant editor to the International Journal of Podiatric Biomechanics. He has a special interest in Evolutionary Medicine, the evolution of the human foot and environmental mismatch as a cause of foot pathology. He is a member of the Society for the Study of Human Biology and the Footwear Biomechanics Group, and was a founding member of the latter.

Andrew is also a Product Designer at Healthystep (sensograph limited) and has extensively worked on foot orthotic device development and the revolutionary 'heelfixkit'

Jill Halstead
MSc, BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medine and BSc (Hons) Sports Science

Jill Halstead joined Leeds Podiatry Clinics in 2004. She qualified with an honours degree in Podiatric Medicine in 2003, after gaining an honours degree in Sports Science in 2000. Prior to her podiatry training she worked in the sports and fitness industry for seven years. During this period she gained various instruction in coaching, and exercise prescription qualifications, and worked as a personal instructor for two years. Jill completed her MSc in Health research in 2008 and has been a Doctoral Research Candidate since expecting to complete at the end of 2012.

Jill worked for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS trust from 2003 to 2008, when she then joined Chapel Allerton Hospital as research co-ordinator for Leeds University. She has authored several research papers, and has postgraduate qualifications in rheumatology and MRI interpretation. Her PhD research is exploring the role of foot orthoses (orthotics) in altering motion of the foot, and how they affect the disease processes of osteoarthritis and mechanical pain as seen on MRI.

Jill specialises in rheumatology, musculoskeletal disease, gait analysis and arthritis research. Jill also has dance teachers qualifications and took a module at degree level in dance interpretation. She has worked with Northern Ballet Theatre, Phoenix Dancers, and Wakefield Wildcats.

Lorraine Loughrey
BSc(Hons), MChS.

Lorraine has been with Leeds Podiatry Clinics since 2010. She started work with Leeds Community Trust, working in biomechanics and high-risk patients (diabetes/rheumatology). She now works for Leeds University at Chapel Allerton Hospital and she is due to complete her MSc in 2012. Lorraine specialises in Connective Tissue Disease within Rheumatology and plans to continue to focus in this area for her PhD, whilst continuing routine and high-risk clinical patient care.

Joanne Mugan
BSc(Hons), MChS.

Joanne first joined Podiatry Clinics at their York clinic in 2003, but left to take on a specialist paediatric post at Leeds NHS. After staring a family, she re-joined Leeds Podiatry Clinics in 2011.

Joanne qualified from the University of Leicester in 1995, and joined York NHS. In 2002-2005 she worked for Leeds North West PCT working as Paediatric Lead Clinician. In 2005-2007 she became the Biomechanics Team Leader for adults and paediatric services. She then took a career break to start a family. In 2010, she joined Harrogate and District Foundation Trust as a musculoskeletal podiatrist leading paediatrics.

Joanne specialises in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents presenting with orthopaedic, developmental and inflammatory conditions.