Personal profile


2016 – present.
Senior Lecturer in Podiatry. School of Human and Health Sciences. Part-time.

2012 – present     
Consultant Expert Witness (forensic podiatry), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Part-time. Maintains an active forensic casework and research role when required by the podiatry service.

2015 – 2016     
Allied Health Professions Specialty Group Research Lead for Yorkshire and Humber region, National Institute for Health Research, Clinical Research Network. (NIHR YHCRN AHP specialty co-lead). Part-time. I co-led the development of regional Clinical Research Network activity for AHPs, encouraging local teams to participate in NIHR CRN portfolio studies, building upon local clinical strengths and research interests and priorities. 

1999 – 2016      
Specialist Podiatrist based at Harrogate District Hospital NHS FT. Part-time 

1998 –2015      
Private practitioner (self-employed), Harrogate. Part-time

1992 - 1998     
Career break to raise children

1989 –1992     
Private locum sessions at central Manchester podiatry practice.

1988 –1989    
News-reader for BBC Radio Manchester (evenings only.)

1987 – 1992     
Senior 2 Chiropodist. South Manchester Health Authority.

1986 - 1987    
Singing tutor. Concert production experience, TV and radio appearances. University of Salford

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Measurement reliability and validity
  • International Standards in Forensic Science


  • Forensic Podiatry
  • Identification of Bare Footprints and Footwear
  • Reliability and Validity Issues of Measurement
  • Standards and Quality

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Research Output 2016 2018

Brief interventions to de-escalate disturbances in emergency departments

Edward, K. L., Giandinoto, J. A., Weiland, T. J., Hutton, J. & Reel, S. 21 Mar 2018 In : British Journal of Nursing. 27, 6, p. 322-327 6 p.

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Letter to the editor

Reel, S. M. 1 Jan 2016 In : Journal of Forensic Identification. 66, 1, 1 p.

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