a few words about us


Dean Walsh – Principle Podiatrist BSc DpodM MFPM RCPS(Glasg)



Dean and Jenny Walsh

We thought if you are going to trust us with your foot health, you might like to know a bit about us first.

This is my wife Jenny and I. We have been married since 1992 and have three children.

I qualified in 1992 and initially worked in the NHS in hospitals and clinics throughout the Dudley area. My main areas of clinical interest and expertise are biomechanics and orthotics (insoles to help correct foot function). The experience I gained in the NHS helped me set up my private practice. When I started the practice Jenny quickly saw I needed help in the administration area, and left her job to help develop our practice. With Jenny taking on the role of practice manager and me being the Principle Podiatrist together we have built a practice we are extremely proud of.

Away from work I am learning to Sail (although some would say swim as I spend more time in the water than on the boat at the moment), I enjoy squash and jogging although there never seems enough hours in the day. Jenny and me enjoy walking whenever possible in the country, especially when we can combine it with a pub lunch on a nice day!

Our Children are fast growing up and starting to make their own way in the world. Its great to spend time with them whenever possible, and holidays with them are always something we look forward to.

Jenny is practice manager and basically handles everything that isn’t directly related to treating patients. From welcoming patients with a cup of tea to preparing the books, she knows the business inside and out and is essential to its smooth running. She works in the practice part time and also runs an out of school club at our local primary school.

On the qualifications side I have a BSc in Podiatry, and have done multiple courses since my qualification in biomechanics, sports podiatry and other subjects including local anaesthesia, prescribing medicines, steroid injection thereapy, ultrasound imaging and guided injections and paediatrics. I am registered with the Health Care Professionals council and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists plus the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.  I am a also a member of the Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow and regularly attend CPD meetings to keep my knowledge up to date and current.  

Together Jenny and I have hand picked our Podiatrists and reception team to make sure you get the best experience possible when you come to see us. We thought you might like to find out a bit about them too.

Before we start though you should know that all of our Podiatrists are HCPC registered.

When you put trust in a Podiatrist for advice and treatment its good to know you are attending a well established practice and the Podiatrists there are experts in their field. Our Podiatry team has a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you literally get back on your feet.

Our Receptionists


Our Podiatrists


Mr. Dean Walsh

Principal Podiatrist

BSc, D.Pod.M, MCPod

MFPM RCPS(glasg)

HCPC Registered Podiatrist

HCPC Number CH11501

Read about Dean above.

Samantha Holloway

Podiatrist

BSc (Hons)

MCPod

HCPC Registered Podiatrist

HCPC Number CH33151

I qualified in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the Birmingham School of Podiatry. Previously, before joining Walsh Podiatry I worked at a private clinic in Sutton Coldfield. I decided on a career in Podiatry as I enjoy the satisfaction you get when you make somebody feel better. Also, I am a bit of a chatterbox so love chatting to and getting to know people! In my spare time I enjoy watching football and try and get down to Villa park to watch them play live. I am a huge fan of musical theatre and go whenever I can.

Louise Brant

Podiatrist

BSc (Hons) MCPod

HCPC Registered Podiatrist

HCPC Number CH35532

My name is Louise Brant and I have been practicing Podiatry for over three years with experience in both private practice and the NHS. When my first son was born with curly toes, I wanted to see if there was any way I could help him, starting my passion for Podiatry. My main interests in podiatry are diabetes and MSK disorders. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, visiting new places, and reading.

Lucilla Parkes

Podiatrist

BSc (Hons)

MCPod

HCPC Registered Podiatrist

HCPC Number CH28779

Having previously completed an accounting degree and deciding this was not the career for me, I studied for my BSc Podiatry degree through Matthew Boulton graduating in 2007.

I went straight into the NHS where I began to specialise in biomechanics for the first 4 years. I now split my time between NHS and private practice here. I specialise in diabetic foot clinic and nail surgery.

Outside of work I love to participate in all types of fitness and sport, as well as the odd G&T and a spa! The rest of my time is spent running around my two young children.

Robert L Ashford

Podiatrist

DPodM, PhD, FCPodMed

FFPM RCPS (Glasg.)

HCPC Registered Podiatrist

HCPC Number CH06542

Dr Ashford is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He qualified in 1975 from the then Glasgow School of Chiropody. Following a short period as a senior clinician with Lanarkshire Health Board Robert secured a position at the Glasgow school as a trainee teacher. This initial teaching appointment allowed him to study at a local teacher training establishment and in in 1979 he gained a certificate in further education from Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow. He then spent the next thirty-eight years in academia. He moved to the Midlands in 1994 and spent twenty-one years at Birmingham City University (BCU)), retiring in 2015. He has worked in the private podiatry sector, on a part time basis, in Glasgow, Yorkshire and Northern Ireland. He has worked at Walsh Podiatry for almost 15 years. He has clinical expertise in tissue viability, pain management and musculo-skeletal conditions of the lower limb. He has secured several fellowships including: Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow FFPM RCPS (Glasg), Fellow of the College of Podiatry FFPM and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Association (SFHEA). He also holds two awards from the College of Podiatry in London: a Meritorious and a Diamond award. He is also a Chartered Science (CSci).