Meet the team behind Southdowns Podiatry and Chiropody Clinic.
Margaret Reeve BSc (Hons)


Margaret qualified from Brighton University in 2000, and has the certificate in diabetes care from Warwick university, she has worked for four NHS trusts over a period of seven years specialising in the diabetic foot. Margaret opened Southdowns Clinic in 2011.

Glen Foley BSc (Hons)

Glen qualified from the University of Brighton in 2003.  Glen has worked with a wide variety of athletes of all ages and abilities. Alongside his work at Southdowns clinic he is involved with DMRC Headley Court as an Extended Scope Practitioner Podiatrist specialising in biomechanics of the lower limb.  He is currently involved with research regarding compartment syndrome and biomechanics overload syndrome in the military population as well as extensive work with injured personnel returning from theatres of conflict.

With Glens extensive knowledge and experience, and utilisation of the latest gait analysis software, anyone with injury of the lower limb would benefit from a consultation.

Fulya Manfredi BSc (Hons)

I qualified as a podiatrist in 2014 and immediately after working for Brighton University as a clinical technician facilitating an effective treatment and learning environment for students and staff. I currently work in the private podiatry sector and am dedicated to provide evidence based care that best meets the needs of patients. I am registered with Health and Care Professions Council and a member of the College of Podiatry.

Simon Cahill BSc (Hons)

Simon qualified in 2003 from the University of Brighton and worked in the NHS for 10 years specialising in the areas of clinical nail surgery and podiatric musculoskeletal biomechanics before taking up the joint role of Clinical Podiatry Manager and Senior Lecturer at Brighton University.

Simon has gained the Postgraduate Certificate of Podiatric Theory and passed the fellowship in surgery of the college of podiatrists Part A examination in March 2007 and gained his MSc Principles of Podiatric Surgery in 2014.

Since 2017 Simon relinquished the clinical manager role to become full time Senior lecturer teaching into undergraduate, MSc pre-registration and MSc post grad courses and in an array of subjects but specialising in surgery and clinical biomechanics.

Outside of work Simon enjoys most sports but is especially keen on trail running/obstacle courses.

Claire Steed

Prior to becoming a Podiatrist Claire worked as a Scientific Analyst at both the Department of Health and the Pharmaceutical Industry. After having a family, Claire retrained as a Podiatrist and gained a first class honours degree from University of Brighton in 2016. She immediately began work as a high-risk podiatrist in the NHS specialising in nail surgery, and care of the diabetic foot. She passed the Diabetic Foot Module of the Masters Degree with distinction. 

More recently Claire has worked as Clinical Manager and Lecturer for theUniversity of Brighton, where she was also responsible for external placements.She enjoys all aspects of podiatry but is particularly adept with vascular and diabetic complications.Outside of work Claire loves to travel, has recently learnt to bell ring and is a keen bird watcher. She looks forward to seeing you in clinic fromOctober onwards.

Ruzh Hassan BSc (Hons)

I qualified as a podiatrist in 2021 from the university of brighton with first class honours. After graduating I worked at the east sussex healthcare trust where I was involved in managing the nail surgery and diabetic wounds caseloads. Even though I enjoyed all aspects of my job I had a particular interest in surgical management of foot and ankle pathologies. Therefore, I decided to pursue a masters degree in theory of podiatric surgery at the university of huddersfield which I graduated with a distinction in 2023.

As well as working for Southdowns clinic, I currently also work as a specialist podiatrist at the diabetes care for you service in the sussex community trust and specialise in high risk, diabetic feet.

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