Claire qualified as a podiatrist from the Northern Ireland
School of Podiatric Medicine in 1991. From 1993 to 1999 she
worked as a clinical supervisor and lecturer at the school
of podiatric medicine in Queen’s University Belfast.
Claire passed her primary theory
exams in podiatric surgery in December 1997 in which she was
awarded the Alan Proctor award for the highest pass and began
surgical training in April 1998 spending the first year of
her training at Lewisham General Hospital London, and the
second year at Ilkeston Hospital near Nottingham.
During this time Claire was awarded the Ian Turnbull award
for highest pass in her fellowship theory exams in podiatric
surgery, and qualified as a podiatric surgeon in April 2000.
She took up a position at Ilkeston Hospital as a Specialist
Registrar and was awarded her certificate of completion of
surgical training in April 2003, becoming a Consultant Podiatric
Surgeon in October 2003 at Ilkeston Hospital.
Claire now works mainly in
private practice in Hillsborough near Belfast.
She is also a tutor for the faculty of Podiatric Surgery.
To date she has published a
number of studies on the success of podiatric surgery for
various foot problems including the correction of hammer toes,
bunions and pain in the ball of the foot. Please click publications
for further information.
Claire has performed
over 3,000 foot operations, 800 of which have been bunion
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