Episode 5: Emma Cowley [Academia]

In this episode, Emma Cowley talks about how she juggles academia, PhD studies, private practice and faculty positions and gives her insight into undergraduate students and social media. She tells us about her favourite paper of 2017 and also how bright the future for Podiatric conferences is looking. There’s a bit about logical fallacies thrown in too.

About Emma Cowley:

Emma qualified as a podiatrist from the University of Southampton in 1995 and worked during the first ten years of her career as a general podiatrist, then as musculoskeletal clinical lead in the NHS. She then undertook a role as a lecturer at Staffordshire University before moving to the University of Plymouth in 2003. She qualified to masters level in clinical biomechanics and corticosteroid injection therapy, and her main fields of research include the effects of running on the biomechanics of the foot and ankle, and the effects of high heels on gait and posture.

Emma is an elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Arthritis and Musculo-skeletal Alliance (ARMA), Vice-Dean of the Directorate of Podiatric Medicine of the College of Podiatry and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Podiatric Medicine), the College of Podiatry (Podiatric Medicine), and the Higher Education Academy.  She is also a Chartered Scientist, Regional Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and co-chair of MSK:UK, the largest special advisory group of the College of Podiatry.

She is regularly invited to speak at conferences both nationally and internationally, and is also the director of 4D Podiatry.

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