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Richard Roll BSc(Hons) DPodM MRCPod HCPC registered

Richard studied Podiatry at the University of Southampton graduating with a BSc Honours degree in 2007.  He also holds a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine awarded by The College of Podiatry (formerly, the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to supply medicines and administer local anaesthetic.

After graduating Richard worked for the NHS where he gained experience in Diabetes and Rheumatology, Biomechanics, and nail surgery, primarily in a hospital environment.  After leaving the NHS he worked in multi-disciplinary clinics alongside Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists, before establishing his own practice in Wokingham.  He has also worked as a locum for the NHS and for companies such as Scholl.

  • Professional membership & affiliations

  • Qualifications & Post Graduate Training

BSc(Honours) Podiatry, University of Southhampton

Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Certificate of Laser Training, Omega Laser Systems

First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management

Emergency First Response Instructor

Certificate in Paediatric First Aid

  • Other Qualifications

QCF PTLLS Further Education Teaching diploma

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Microsoft Certified Systems Professional (MCSP)

HNC Computer Studies (Software Engineering)

ONC Engineering (Electronics)

CGLI Radio, TV and Electronics

RAF Avionics Apprenticeship

Previous career

At the age of 17, Richard enlisted on a Royal Air Force Avionics Apprenticeship.  He served for nearly 14 years on a number of front-line Squadrons in the UK and overseas, attaining the rank of Acting Sergeant.  A keen sportsman, he enjoyed sailing, kayaking, scuba diving and shooting, representing RAF Strike Command on several occasions.  During this time he gained additional qualifications and experience in explosives, scuba diving and diver rescue, advanced first aid, and fire fighting - he was deployed to Catterick during the national firemen's strike from November 1977 to January 1978.  Additionally, he attended Farnborough College of Technology on day-release courses from from 1986 to 1990, studying for a BTEC ONC in Engineering (Electronics) and a BTEC HNC in Computer Studies (Software Engineering).

Richard took voluntary redundancy from the RAF in 1989 and joined the Matsushita corporation (Panasonic) working in robotics and factory automation.  

After 12 months, having finished his HNC in Software Engineering, he changed career, developing software and  managing IT projects for companies such as Boots, Glaxo (GSK) and Eli Lilly.  During this period, he also worked for short periods as an Infant School teacher; scuba diving contractor; fireworks/pyrotechnics display technician; and first aid instructor. He was also a cub scout leader in his spare time.  From 2001 to 2004 he was employed by ICL/Fujitsu as a Product Specialist on the Horizon Post Office system (later becoming involved in the Post Office Group Litigation (Bates & Others v Post Office Ltd), giving evidence on behalf of the Sub Postmasters in 2019 and to the Statutory Inquiry in 2023).

From 2004 to 2008, whilst studying at university, Richard worked for three days a week as a Forest Ranger with Bracknell Forest Borough Council Parks & Countryside department.  He left to take up a full-time position with the National Health Service.

Richard has also worked as an 'extra' in the television and film industry, and in Facilities Management, where he was responsible for Heath and Safety and the management of contractors in the work place.

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