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Research and Development Committee

Research and Development Committee


The Research and Development Committee promotes the advancement of research and education of the public in the art and science of podiatric health relating in particular, but not limited to, the prevention and the treatment of diseases and conditions of the foot and lower limbs.

  • Advisory body on all matters relating to research and development.
  • Advises on policy and strategy for the development and implementation of activities relating to research, evaluation, audit, and evidence-based practice.
  • Advises on research-related CPD.
  • Drafts responses to consultation papers relating to research and development.
  • Advises on research programmes and other related activity required to underpin the College’s policies and campaigns.
  • Liaises with the Conference Committee on the research programme for the College’s Annual Conference.
  • Advises on sources of funding for research.
  • Facilitates networking of members involved in research.
  • Facilitates the development of members new to research.
  • Liaises with external research bodies and organisations involved in health research.
  • Receives proposals for research.
  • Advises on priorities for research activity with the podiatry profession.
  • Acts as a conduit for research activity relevant to the profession.
  • Makes all necessary arrangements to support specific research-related prizes..  


If you are a researcher and wish to find out more and/or obtain advice in the area of research please click on the following link to go to the area of the site that provides support for all researchers in podiatry.  In addition, if you would like to seek the advice of the Research and Development Committee, please direct your enquiry to the Postgraduate Education Officer at kim.bryan@cop.org.uk or 020 7234 8627.