Meet the team

Simon Otter

Simon-Otter.jpgSimon qualified from the Wessex School of Podiatry in 1991 and worked in the NHS for nine years working in the areas of high risk foot care, nails surgery, musculoskeletal medicine and latterly paediatrics before moving to the University of Brighton to take up a teaching post in 2000.

Simon has led the MSc Podiatry programme since 2006 and these courses continue to be one of the largest providers of post-graduate podiatry education across Europe attracting both UK and overseas students.  Simon is currently principal lecturer and Professional Head for the Podiatry Division and continues to teach into a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for both allied health professionals and medical students across the University.

Simon was Chair for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists annual conference from 2008-10 and has remained on the conference committee for the 2012 centenary event.  Most recently he was part of the team that provided podiatry care for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Simon is professional advisor for podiatry to Arthritis Care and is an academic referee for a number of national and international peer reviewed journals as well as grant awarding bodies.  Simon has a range of publications in peer-reviewed journals and has an academic and research interest in the epidemiology of foot complaints in chronic disease (particularly rheumatology) and the impact these have on the individual.