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Rachel qualified in 1995 from the University of Brighton. She completed her MSc at the University of Brighton in 2003. She is a committee member of the local branch of Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and currently works as a senior lecturer at the University.


Rachel has held previous leadership roles in the NHS specialising for 13 years as the Lead Podiatrist in Wound Care, where she helped to improve documentation standards, implemented the Texas wound classification system into clinical practice and contributing to various referral pathways to improve patient care. Rachel has a large amount of experience in treating Diabetic Foot ulceration including VAC therapy, ulcers related to various connective tissue disorders and hard to heal post- operative wounds. 


Rachel has various research interests and these focus mainly on wound care, microbiology and diabetic wounds. She is currently working within the DERMA project, which is a research project sponsored by Interreg 2 seas. The objective of DERMA is to develop new interventions for the management and treatment of dermal ulcers and related skin conditions, including stomas. By addressing market and patient need, the project will deliver advanced new technologies ready for use, by industry, to manufacture improved products for the treatment of patients.

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Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
Committee Membership Medicine & Life Sciences
Skin Ulcer Medicine & Life Sciences
Diabetic Foot Medicine & Life Sciences
Microbiology Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Oceans and Seas Medicine & Life Sciences
Documentation Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2016 2019