Beverley is a PhD research student who is currently conducting research into associations between biomechanical and activity-based parameters and forefoot ulceration in individuals with diabetes and neuropathy. Beverley is a qualified podiatrist (University of Ulster, Belfast, UK) who has worked clinically within the NHS, where she had a special interest in the diabetic foot and musculoskeletal disorders. Beverley obtained an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. Her Masters project investigated gait alterations in individuals with simulated diabetic claw-toe deformity.
During her PhD Beverley has taken part in outreach work at local schools and the Glasgow Science Centre, and is involved in teaching undergraduate podiatry students within GCU.
Beverley is originally from Aberdeen, where she previously completed a Zoology degree. She has also worked in Belfast Zoo and as a secondary school science teacher, where her main subject was biology.