Simon qualified in 2003 from the University of Brighton and has worked in the NHS for 10 years specialising in the areas of nail surgery and podiatric musculoskeletal pathology before taking up the joint role of Clinical Podiatry Manager and Senior Lecturer at Brighton University.
Simon has gained the Postgraduate Certificate of Podiatric Theory and passed the fellowship in surgery of the college of podiatrists Part A examination in March 2007 and gained his MSc in the Principles of Podiatric Surgery 2014. Since this time he has gained five years’ experience successfully supervising Undergraduate and Post Graduate Podiatry research projects and gained fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
He is chair of the Clinical Educators Expert Reference Group and has an active role in the Nail Surgery Expert Reference Group and regularly attends the South East Managers Forum at the society 0ffices.
Simon also has a lead role in external clinical practice placements.
2016 PG Certificate in HE Merit University of Brighton
2015 MSc Principles of Podiatric Surgery Pass University of Brighton
2007 PG Certificate in Podiatric Surgery Pass University of Brighton
2003 BSc (Hons) Podiatry 2:1 University of Brighton
Professional qualifications/membership to professional bodies:
2018 First Aid at work Pass University of Brighton/ Blue Earth Training
2011 Steroid injection therapy Pass University of Brighton
2007 Part A Fellowship in Surgery Pass Fellowship in Surgery of the College of Podiatrists
2007 IR(ME)R 2000 certificate Pass University of Brighton
2003 Prescription only Medicines Pass Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
2003 Local Anaesthetics Certificate Pass Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
2003 to date - Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
2003 to date - Health and Care Professions Council (LA annotation 2003, POMS annotation 2003)
2000 to date - The Sussex branch of Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
2003 – 2008 Podiatric Rheumatic Care Association
2012 to date Senior Lecturer/Clinical Podiatry Manager, University of Brighton
2009 – 2012 East Sussex Hospitals Trust, Advanced Podiatrist, Clinical lead in minor Surgery
2003 – 2009 East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT Specialist podiatrist MSK
Teaching Subject Expertise and Experience:
Level 7 – anatomy for podiatric practice; foot and lower extremity musculoskeletal pathology and clinical biomechanics
Level 6 - Medicine and Pharmacology; Research Supervision; Critical Reflection; Clinical Podiatry & Minor Surgery (nail surgery & electrodessication).
Level 5 – nail surgery, local anaesthetics (POMS) pharmacology and clinical governance; MSK pathology and pathomechanics, critical reflection; endocrinology; clinical podiatry; patient complaints and clinical governance.
Level 4 - clinical podiatry; lower limb anatomy and physiology, moments and force resolution; reflection
Local anaesthetic and nail surgery CPD updates; practice placement updates to Trust providers
SELFORM (South East Managers forum) group member
Active member of the nail surgery expert reference group
Active chair and secretary of clinical educator’s expert reference group
Clinical educator’s day
Practice placement coordinators day
BSc & MSc (pre-registration ) Module Leadership (including teaching)
Musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and lower limb
Internal Committee Membership:
2012 to date - School Health and safety committee
2012 to date - Practice placement educators group
2012 to date - Academic Board
2014-2015 - Module development peer support group
2018 – A clinical audit of orthosis provision and performance at the Leaf Hospital
2016 – A clinical audit of post-operative surgical infections at the Leaf hospital in comparison to national trends of surgical site infections.
2015 - An audit of clinician’s perspectives of long-term outcomes of non-excisional nail surgery using phenolisation
2014 - Qualitative exploration of 3rd year student’s perceptions of toenail surgery at the leaf
2013 - An audit of clinician’s perspectives of long-term outcomes of non-excisional nail surgery using phenolisation.
Post graduate supervision:
2018 - ‘I need someone who knows about feet, who specializes in feet’: What are the lived experiences of conservative treatment for patients with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)?
2018 - A clinical audit of patient perceptions of their own foot health pre & post podiatric intervention
2018 – A clinical audit for the evaluation of two joint preserving surgeries for the intervention of hallux rigidus using the Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire MOXFQ patient reported outcome measure (PROM).
2018 - An evaluation of patient satisfaction and an audit of surgical outcomes of non-incisional nail surgery procedures undertaken in a community clinic.
2016 – Adult Acquired Flatfoot Surgery: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes
Current Areas of Research/Audit Activity:
Student experiences of discrimination
Patient reported outcomes measures before and after interventions using the Bristol foot score
Clinical & practice based education
Patient reported outcome measures
Pending - ‘I need someone who knows about feet, who specializes in feet’: What are the lived experiences of conservative treatment for patients with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)? 2018 JAFAR
An amelanotic malignant melanoma masquerading as hypergranulation tissue. Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 15, Issue 3, September 2009, Pages 158-160. S. Cahill, J.R. Cryer, S.J. Otter, K. Ramesar.
Pending - ‘I need someone who knows about feet, who specializes in feet’: What are the lived experiences of conservative treatment for patients with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)? 2018, SOCAP conference
S. Cahill. 2015. An evaluation on the impact of extending external podiatry undergraduate practice placements from 4-6 weeks. College of Podiatry Annual Conference, Herrogate, November 2015