Dr. Sarah Curran is a Reader and Principal Lecturer at the Wales Centre for Podiatric Studies, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level on various disciplines. She is a podiatrist by first degree and undertook a PhD on the clinical relationship between patellofemoral joint alignment and foot posture. Sarah was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Prosthetics and Orthotics International and is currently the Associate Editor for The Foot and Ankle Online Journal and Contributing Editor for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Sarah is also a member of several editorial boards and on numerous invited reviewer panels for a range of international journals from different discipline/subject areas.
She has edited books related to lower extremity biomechanics, gait and posture and has published a variety of articles, and presented at national and international conferences. Her research is in the field of gait and posture, and she has a particular interest in the role of foot function in patellofemoral joint pain (PhD) limb dominance and post-operative outcomes of foot surgery. She currently works collaboratively locally and worldwide with various health professionals and disciplines in Brazil, Iran, Ireland and the USA.
Sarah is a Founding Fellow of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (FFPM RCPS (Glas)), a Fellow of Podiatric Medicine, College of Podiatry, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). In 2014, she was amongst the first cohort of Allied Health Professionals to gain the designation of Chartered Scientist (CSci).