Mr Michael Harrison-Blount

Head of Allied Health

m.j.harrison-blount@buckingham.ac.uk

Michael Harrison-BlountMSc.PGDip.BSc (Hons).MChS.FFPM RCPS(Glasg).SFHEA.CSci. HCPC registered podiatrist.

Michael is a practising podiatrist and has been involved with undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare education since 2006. Michael developed an interest in allied health education early in his career as the clinical placement lead in the NHS.

Michael’s academic career began at The University of Salford where he was involved in teaching at all levels, working in curriculum development, academic quality assurance and as programme lead for the BSc (Hons) Podiatry and MSc vascular surgery programmes.

Michael completed his Master’s in Medical Education in 2006, and since has published and presented in the field of educational facilitators to overcome barriers to implementing change in healthcare practice, as part of his PhD.

Michael sits on the Academic and Clinical Governance Committee and Education Board for the Royal College of Podiatry and in 2014 he was amongst the first group of podiatrists to be awarded Chartered Scientist status by the Science Council UK. Michael is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow where he sits on the education committee and is also a member of the Academy of Clinical Educators. Michael’s is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As Associate Dean and Director of Allied Health at the Crewe campus, Michael is keen to strengthen the partnerships between academic practice and our clinical partners to develop new innovative programmes that can respond to the challenge of change and push the boundaries of healthcare education.

“The education and healthcare sector are challenging places in the current climate, and it will take strong leadership and innovation to navigate these challenges over the forthcoming years. I look forward to facing the challenge of change and pushing the boundaries of healthcare education in my new role as the academic lead for podiatric medicine. The University of Buckingham has a strong track record of student support and teaching excellence, this combined with the ambition to try something new will be the catalyst to produce outstanding clinicians for our modernising healthcare sector”

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