Meet the team

Maria Birch

Maria-Young.jpgMaria became an RGN in 1988 specialising in theatre nursing, children's nursing then general nursing. In 1995 she gained a First class honours degree in Podiatry at the University of Brighton.

Subsequently she was employed by the University of Brighton as a graduate Clinical Tutor, then academic lecturer, and in 2000 was promoted to a senior lecturer. She obtained a Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 1999, an MSc Podiatry in September 2001 and is working towards applying for a PhD in Clinical Anatomy. Currently her role is as Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Podiatry. Her academic teaching commitments include lower limb anatomy, minor skin and nail surgery for podiatrists, and clinical podiatry. Her research interests are anatomy, reflective practice, action learning and independent/autonomous learning.