Richard Roll BSc(Hons) DPodM MCPod 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 companies such as Scholl.
Professional membership & affiliations
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the College of Podiatry (CoP)
Member, National Autistic Society
Member, International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community
Professional Member, British Diabetic Association
Allied Member, British Dietetic Association
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
Emergency First Response Instructor
Certificate in Paediatric First Aid
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
At the age of 17, Richard enlisted on a Royal Air Force Avionics Apprenticeship He served for nearly 14 years on a number of 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.
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 at Farnborough Technical College, 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 (in 2014 he became involved in the Post Office Group Litigation case and his evidence was described as being “of the greatest assistance in resolving the Horizon Issues”).
From 2004 to 2008, whilst studying at university, Richard worked 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.