We are pleased to present the new Interim Chair of the Healthcare Education Group, Warren Turner. In addition to his role as Pro Vice Chancellor/Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University Warren will be in place as Interim Chair until August 2019.
Warren has trained as a podiatrist, qualifying in 1989, and since then has worked as a podiatrist in the NHS and in private practice, eventually specialising in the care of patients with diabetes and people with sports/musculo-skeletal injuries of the lower limbs.
Warren moved into academia in 1992, working at the University of Northampton School of Podiatry, becoming Head of School in 1995.
In 1998 he took a sabbatical to work in New Zealand where he undertook work towards his PhD investigating the efficacy of lasers in treating common conditions of the feet. He has helped to establish diabetic foot specialist centres in Ukraine.
He became Assistant Dean of the Health Faculty at the University of Derby in 2001 and moved to London South Bank University as Pro Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care in 2009.
Warren is currently also an advisor to Boots Ltd in respect of product development for Boots’ high street foot care range and has assisted with the development of a number of new product lines.
He has co-authored three podiatry text books and authored co-authored several journal articles and presented papers at International Conferences.