Mrs Catherine Smith

Mrs Catherine Smith

Lecturer in Podiatry (Education)

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)


Placement Co-ordinator for BSc Hons Podiatry

Stage One Tutor for BSc Hons Podiatry
Podiatry Link Lecturer - Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Cornwall and Bristol
Lead Personal Tutor for BSc (Hons) Podiatry
Manual Handling Trainer
Fire Marshall
School of Health Professions Timetabling Co-ordinator


PGDip (Pod & RhA), PGCE, BSc (Hons) Podiatry, MChS, HCPC Registered

Professional membership

Health and Care Professions Council Registered
Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Member of Podiatric Rheumatology Care Association
Member of MSK:UK

Roles on external bodies

Health and Care Professions Council Visitor

Health and Care Professions Council Panel Member (Fitness to Practice)

Representative at Podiatry Programme Placements Forum at Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Staff serving as external examiners

Cardiff Metropolitan University, BSc Hons Podiatry - External Examiner (2013-2017)

Research interests

Effects of foot orthoses on gait and kinetics of the foot and lower limb

Long term effects of use of orthoses on foot posture and function and on the orthoses

Rheumatology and the lower limb

Smith, C., Spooner, S. & Fletton, J. (2004).  The Effect of 5 degree Valgus and Varus Rearfoot Wedging on Peak Hallux Dorsiflexion During Gait.  Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA), 94, 6, pp558 - 564.

Paton, J & Smith C (2007). Medial Knee Pain: an Update on a Common Clinical Pathology Emphasising Biomechanical Origins.  International Journal of Podiatric Biomechanics, 2 (2) and 3 (1), pp3-9.

Reports & invited lectures

Speaker - Stafford University Podiatric Biomechanic Group Conference 2003

Poster presentation - CHIRRUP, University of Plymouth 2005

Poster presentation - presented with research award at opening of John Bull Building 2005

Poster presentation - PAHC School Conference 2006

Poster presentation - SoCap Conference, Brighton 2006