Portrait of  Matthew  Rothwell Matthew Rothwell

m.j.rothwell@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472445

Areas of research expertise and interest


Matt is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Human and Health Sciences where he has worked since 2008. After qualifying in 2000 from Huddersfield, he gained extensive clinical experience in the NHS working within the sub-specialisms of acute diabetic foot, MSK and Podiatric Surgery. Matt is a Clinical Academic and has developed his clinical expertise alongside his academic role; he has a strong belief in integrating current clinical practice into teaching and research.

In January 2016 Matt was awarded Fellowship of the College of Podiatric Surgery, he now practices as a Podiatric Surgeon at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust for 2 days per week and holds a Specialist Registrar post.  Matt is the lead on all surgical modules at MSc level as well as delivering undergraduate clinical teaching and student placement organisation.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Atkin, L., Rothwell, M. and Stephenson, J. (2015) ‘Leg health assessment days: facilitating undergraduate training and population empowerment’. In: 25th Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) 2015, 13th-15th May 2015, London, UK


Rothwell, M., Pickard, J. and Morewood, T. (2013) ‘An audit of surgical outcomes: the Chevron Akin OsteotomyPodiatry Now , pp. 14-17. ISSN 1460-731X

Rothwell, M. and Pickard, J. (2013) ‘The chevron osteotomy and avascular necrosisThe foot , 23 (1), pp. 34-38. ISSN 0958-2592


Rothwell, M. and Pickard, J. (2012) ‘Chevron Akin Osteotomy - An Audit of Surgical Outcomes’. In: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust Orthopaedic Mortality and Morbidity Audit Meeting, April 2012,


Rothwell, M (2011) ‘Audit and Podiatric Surgery’. In: Northern Regional Deanery of the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery Meeting, November 2011, The University of Huddersfield

Rothwell, M (2011) ‘Hyprocure Arthroreisis Implant for the Flexible Flat Foot’. In: Musculoskeletal Research Group Conference 2011, 12th September 2011, University of Huddersfield


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the College Podiatric Surgery (FCPodS)
  • Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust ‘Celebrating Excellence Awards’ Winner 2016
  • HCPC Registered
  • College of Podiatry – Co-opted member Committee for the Directorate of Podiatric Surgery
  • College of Podiatry - Member of the placement educators group

Research Degree Supervision

Matt has an interest in: Elective Foot Surgery, Clinical Audit, Patient Reported Outcome Measures, Surgical Outcomes, Diabetic Foot Salvage, Infection Prevention and Independent Prescribing

Enterprise Activities

Matt is heavily involved developing the current post-graduate programme of education within the division of Podiatry and Clinical Sciences and has made a significant contribution to the ongoing success of the Theory of Podiatric Surgery and Injection Therapies MSc courses. Matt is currently working with the College of Podiatry to develop the new post-MSc training programme for Podiatric Surgeons . He has also been successful in securing full funding for a secondment to MYHT.

Administrative Responsibilities

Undergraduate Placement Lead

Year 1 Tutor

Personal Tutor

Teaching and Professional Activities

MSc Module Leader:

  • Clinical Pharmacology for Registered Podiatrists
  • Anatomy for Surgical Practice
  • Injection Therapy (Theory) for the Foot and Ankle
  • Clinical Investigations and Diagnostic Imaging
  • Principles Podiatric Surgery
  • MSc Research Project Supervisor

BSc(Hons) Module Leader

  • Podiatric Theory
  • Associate lead Medicine 2 (LA Component)

Associate HHP1033 (Nail Surgery)