Portrait of Mrs Natasha Levy Mrs Natasha Levy

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n.levy@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473096



Biography

  • 2010 Commenced roll as Senior Lecturer within the School of Human and Health Sciences.                                   
  • 2012 Became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy                                                                                                                                 
  • 2011 Post Graduate Certificate Higher Education Teaching                                                                                              
  • 2009-2010 Secondment to Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Multidisiplinary Foot Clinic Team. Key roles, responsibilities and achievements – Development and roll out of an educational programme for all those involved within the management and assessment of the diabetic foot. Clinical audits in areas such as wound care outcomes, caseload review of the MDT team which contributed to the development of wound care clinics within community and development of hospital based podiatry role. Mentorship of peers undertaking clinical rotation within the acute MDT clinic. Development and roll out across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Podiatry teams of care pathways for patietns with diabetesDirect patient care for a high risk clinical caseload including ulceration, amputation, charcot , footwear clinic.                                                                                                                                                                             
  • 2009-2010 Clinical Associate at the University of Hudderfield Involved in the theoretical and practical education of student Podiatrists                                                                                                                                                                             
  • 2004 Msc Clinical Practices for Health Care Professionals                                                                                              
  • 1997- 2010 Podiatrist developing to Diabetes Lead Podiatisst Derbyshire Community NHS. Key roles, responsibilites and achievements - clinical care for patients presenting with podiatric pathologies, with a particular focus upon those with long term conditions, altered lower limb biomechanics, wound care, tissue viability, charcot foot. Lead clinician for the multidisciplinary footwear clinic for Dales locality. I was a member of the Trent Podiatric Diabetes Network, ensuring standardisation of podiatry care for patients with diabetes across the trent region, including the development of care pathways. I undertook clinical audit in areas such as reviewing diabetes risk assessments and subsequent care. Review of patient satisfaction with footwear.Mentorship of peers and therapy assistants undertaking Podiatry assistant qualificationTheoretical and practical teaching and assessment of practice nurses and therapy assistants undertaking low risk diabetes foot assessmentsParticipation within patient education programmes. I was also the Allied Health Professional representative on Professional Executive Committee for the Trust.

Research and Scholarship

Currently completing a PhD focussed up the impact amputation has upon Quality of Life for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.                                                                                                                                                                                     

My interests include the impact of long term complications of diabetes or rheumatological conditions, the quality of patient care and patient decision making

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Article

Levy, N., Gillibrand, W. and Kola-Palmer, S. (2017) ‘Minor Amputation and Quality of Life: Is it Time to Give the Patient a Voice?The Diabetic Foot Journal , 20 (4), pp. 228-234. ISSN 1462-2041

Levy, N (2008) ‘A retrospective audit of footwear use by high-risk individuals in North DerbyshireThe Diabetic Foot Journal , 11 (1), pp. 10-18. ISSN 1462-2041

Conference Item

Levy, N (2011) ‘Management of the high risk foot’. In: Update on Management of the Diabetic Foot, 2011, Bradford NHS Trust, UK

Esteem

  • 2012 – current Member of the College of Podiatry Admission Tutor Forum                                                                    
  • 2014 – 2015 Member of the School of Human and Health Sciences Athena Swan Committee                                
  • 2011 Nominee for the Thankyou Awards, Inspirational Teaching category                                                                    
  • 2012 Nominee for the Thankyou Awards, Inspirational Teaching category                                                                          
  • 2013 Nominee for the Thankyou Awards, Inspirational Teaching Category                                                                                
  • 2014 Shortlisted for the Thankyou Awards, Inspirational Teaching                                                                                                        
  • 2015 Finalist for the Thankyou Awards, Enhancing the Student Experiences                                                                
  • 2016 - away from the University                                                                                                                                            
  • 2017 Nominee for the Thankyou Awards - Teaching and Enhaning the Student Experience

Research Degree Supervision

Supervision of MSc Research Projects

I am interested in supervising areas focussed around quality of life, quality of patient care, high risk or long term condition management.                                                                                             

I have completed MSc Supervisions for the following areas:                                                                                          

  • Audit of Podiatric care for high risk patients                                                                                                                           
  • Systematic Review of Prefabricated or bespoke orthoses provision for invididuals with Rheumatological disorders    
  • Clinical Audit of Access to Musculoskeletal Care for patients with Rheumatological Disorders                            
  • Critical Review of the role of foot orthoses in the management of the rheumatoid foor and ankle                      
  • Review of Patient Reported Outcomes for Podiatric Surgery interventions                                                                    
  • Review of complications following hallux amputation in a diabetes population                                                                       
  • An observation of dermal and nailfold capillaries in patients with systemic sclerosis complicated with calcinosis

Postgraduate research opportunities with Mrs Natasha Levy

2017-18

MSc by Research

2018-19

MSc by Research

Enterprise Activities

  • Activa Leg Awareness Days which are a joint collabouration between the University and Activa encouraging the general public to come to have limb health issues assessed.                                                                                                   
  • I participate within Science Technology Enginerring and Maths (STEM) events for schools and colleges.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Admissions Tutor for Podiatry
  • Personal Tutor
  • Link Tutor for Podiatry Placements in Derbyshire and Lincolnshire

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Module Leader HIP1009 Clinical Podiatry 2                                                                                                                                   
  • Module Leader for HHP1017 Podiatry and the High Risk Patient                                                                                          
  • I am a Module Associate and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including clinical podiatry, medicine, high risk patient assessment and management (topics such as tissue viability, wound care, softcasting, clinical audit, interpretation of policy and guidelines for high risk patient management, research)                        
  • MSc supervisor