Portrait of Miss Grace Parfitt Miss Grace Parfitt

g.parfitt@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473225


Grace is currently a full time Lecturer in the Division of Podiatry and Clinical Sciences which she began in October 2016. She first joined the university in 2013, undertaking the role of Clinical Demonstrator. Grace continues to develop her clinical experience in the private sector.

Research and Scholarship

Grace is currently working on the completion of her PhD which focuses on the management of painful plantar corns. She has a particular interest in expanding the knowledge of core podiatry, pressure redistribution and wound care. Alongside her PhD she continues to take an active role in the various funded research projects being undertaken in the Division of Podiatry and Clinical Sciences.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Concannon, M., Stephenson, J., Keogh, L., Parfitt, G. and Forrest, J. (2017) ‘A randomised evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of AVOCA silver nitrate for the treatment of verruca pedis’. In: College of Podiatry Annual Conference 2017, 16-18 November 2017, ACC Liverpool

Ousey, K. and Parfitt, G. (2017) ‘Exploring Key Factors Required for Hybrid Systems: Analysis of a Focus GroupWounds UK , 13 (1), pp. 94-99. ISSN 1746-6814

Concannon, M., Keogh, L., Stephenson, J., Parfitt, G. and Forrest, J. (2017) ‘A randomized comparative evaluation of clinical and home application to investigate the effectiveness of silver nitrate (AgNO3) (95%) for the treatment of verruca pedisInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice . ISSN 0961-7671


Parfitt, G. and Ousey, K. (2016) ‘Understanding the key factors required for hybrid mattresses: analysis of a focus group (the Somlent Serene Hybrid Mattress)’. In: Wounds UK Annual Conference, 14-16th November 2016, Harrogate International Centre, UK

Parfitt, G. and Ousey, K. (2016) ‘Exploring Key Factors Required for Hybrid Systems: Analysis of a Focus Group’. In: World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) 2016, September 25-29, 2016, Florence, Italy

Atkin, L., Stephenson, J., Parfitt, G., Reel, S., Ousey, K. and Fallon, B. (2016) ‘An investigation to assess ankle mobility in healthy individuals from the application of multi-component compression bandages and compression hosieryJournal of Foot and Ankle Research , 9, p. 18. ISSN 1757-1146


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention since 2014
  • Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists since 2013

Enterprise Activities

Grace has been involved in a number of funded research projects including;

  • The effectiveness of plantar metatarsal pads and sharp scalpel debridement/enucleation in the management of plantar corns (Principle Investigator). Funded by DLT Podiatry Suplies, dates of project: 2014- present
  • An evaluation of the Trezzo Advance Static Mattress Pressure redistributing Device (Co-investigator). Funded by Essential Healthcare Ltd. Dates of project: 2017-present
  • An evaluation of the Somlent Serene and Somlent Genius Alternating Systems, funded by Innova Care Concepts (Co-investigator). Dates of project: 2016-2017
  • Analysis of the impact on gait of compression bandages or compression hosiery (Co-investigator). Funded by, BSN Medical: dates of Project: 2015-2016
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of the use of silver nitrate treatment for plantar verruca pedis (Co-investigator). Funded by Bray Healthcare Ltd. Dates of project: 2013-2016

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Placement Lead
  • Personal tutor for Podiatry undergraduates

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • BSc Module leader for Podiatric Theory 1
  • BSc Module Tutor for Clinical Podiatry 1