Lindsey has pioneered clinical academic (CA) careers for Podiatrists, having successfully held a fully integrated CA role since 2013, and currently working as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust. Lindsey was one of the first recipients of the prestigious National Institute for health Research (NIHR) Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships and the first to achieve consecutive NIHR fellowship awards. Lindsey is one of two senior Clinical Associate Professor Podiatrists practicing in the UK and is internationally recognised within her field of personalised care for people living with long term conditions. Lindsey has established an international reputation as a subject leader in lower limb health, long-term rheumatic and MSK conditions, and personalised care. Lindsey chairs a prestigious multi-professional European specialist interest group, has published extensively in academic journals and textbooks, and is contributing to both UK NICE and several international specialist clinical guidance working groups.
Lindsey has led several large research projects, with an established track-record of research and project delivery as principal investigator on major externally funded awards. Lindsey has personally applied to a range of funding sources, with applications over the past five years totalling >£2.5M, of which >£2.2M was as Co-PI or PI. Lindsey’s research has directly informed 8 topic recommendations prioritised for UK DoH funding, leading to large-scale commissioned research calls (Gait Rehabilitation in Early Arthritis Trial, ISRCTN 14277030, >£1.7M; Comparing swabs and samples in collecting information about infection in diabetic foot ulceration, ISRCTN 52608451, >£1M). Lindsey is appointed onto a national funding prioritisation committee, directly propose grant topics on behalf of academic and clinical colleagues creating faster routes to collaboration and reciprocal impact.