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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Mrs Judith Barbaro-Brown

Research Student in the School of Education

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After qualifying from Durham School of Podiatric Medicine in 1989, Judith worked in a number of North-East NHS Trusts, being directly involved in delivering patient care in both hospital and community settings. In 1997 she returned to Durham School of Podiatric Medicine, this time as a Lecturer on the undergraduate programme. During this time she developed post-graduate and continuing professional development courses for Podiatrists, particularly using Virtual Learning Environments, gaining a reputation nationally and inter-nationally for this. Her role involved provision of study days in both private and public sectors, as well as conference and seminar presentations. In recognition for part of this work she received the National Information and Learning Technology Award (2003) for Collaborative Working between Higher Education and the NHS. Since then, her achievements include involvement with the Department of Health on the delivery of a Bridging Programme aimed at grand-parented Podiatrists, and the design and successful validation of the first stand-alone, Health Professions Council-approved, Local Analgesia Certificate.

In 2007 Judith joined Durham University as a Teaching Fellow in the School for Medicine and Health, and is involved in teaching on the Phase 1 Medicine programme.

Her main areas of interest are tissue viability, the healing response, and lower limb vascular pathology. Away from work she enjoys horse-riding, reading (although not at the same time), cooking, aikido, and chocolate.

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