Dr Chris Morriss-Roberts

Dr Chris Morriss-Roberts is the Head of Postgraduate Student Experience. This is a strategic role supporting and learning the postgraduate agenda across the University. He is leading the Postgraduate Student Experience Survey across the University to ensure that we demonstrate the excellent work we do a London Met through postgraduate taught student feedback and the results we achieve.

Dr Chris Morriss-Roberts

Dr. Chris Morriss-Roberts started his career as a Podiatrist, studying BSc (Hons) Podiatry at The University of Southampton. Chris has worked as a podiatrist in both the private and public sector of healthcare. Chris moved into higher education after working as a clinical educator in Westminster PCT. Whilst working at the University of East London he taught the psychology and sociology of health to all allied health professional students. After leaving the University of East London Chris moved to the University of Brighton, working as a Senior Lecturer then a Principal Lecturer/Associate Professor. Chris led the postgraduate programmes in health whilst in his position at Brighton.

Chris was lead for the research agenda/training across podiatry at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He designed a research programme that enabled students and staff to publish together – providing a mechanism through which to increase REF output and employability skills for undergrads and postgrads.

Chris has supervised over 60 MSc students complete their dissertations, as well as three PhD students complete the doctoral studies.

After leaving the University of Brighton, Chris worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Senior Qualitative Research Fellow. He undertook a hospital wide service evaluation, undertook research looking at mental health in the children with 22q syndrome as well as facilitating and leading research workshops, collecting research data and publishing.

Chris' work is essentially focussed on embodiment, health, ill health and disability. He worked across all age groups including children and young people through to the elderly and dying. He say his specialist expertise lies in the sociology of feet and shoes – what shoes and feet mean to you and how you exist in that relationship.

Chris currently teaches on the Foundation Degree within the School of Education. He also provides guests lectures within the Graduate School.

Oral Presentations

  • 2020 Morriss-Roberts, C., McKeown, O., Jefferys, C. (2020) The Language of ‘Coping’ in Studies of Young People: developing a cross-disciplinary lens. Staff and Student Research Conference, London Met University, London, UK.
  • 2020 Morriss-Roberts, C., McKeown, O., Jefferys, C. Duke, A., Agyeman, A., Woods, A., AKhachfe, M. and Stephenson, S. (2020) Online Research Workshop: Adolescent Mental Health and Cross-Disciplinary Research, London Met University, London, UK.
  • 2018 Lucas, J., Clarke, C., Morriss-Roberts, C. and Otter, S. The Lived Experiences of Charcot Foot in Diabetes. International Phenomenology Conference, Glasgow, UK.
  • 2018 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2018) Visual Methods in Qualitative Research. ORCHID Study Day, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK.
  • 2018 Speight, S. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2018) Exploring the Three Great Pathologies of diabetic foot disease through the lived experiences of New Zealand Podiatrists: An Interpretive Phenomenological Approach. New Zealand Podiatry Conference, April 2018.
  • 2017 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) The Lived Experiences of Diabetic Patients with Digital Amputations. College of Podiatry Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • 2017 Graham, N., Mandy, A., Clarke, C. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) The experience of play for 6-12 year olds with high levels of physical disability. Oral presentation at: 20th Triennial International Play Association Conference, September, Calgary.
  • 2017 Graham, N., Mandy, A., Clarke, C and. Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) Giving voice- recognising play participation for children with high levels of physical disability. Visual media presentation at: 20th Triennial International Play Association Conference, September, Calgary.
  • 2016 The FIP World Congress of Podiatry (Montreal, 2016). Navicular displacement and the single heel rise test in the kinematic assessment of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD): A feasibility study. Presenter and Lead Author: Dr. Beverly Durrant. Co-Authors: Dr. Chris Morriss-Roberts and Professor Nachi Chockalingham.
  • 2013 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2013) College of Chiropody and Podiatry Annual Conference (Liverpool). ‘An Interpretive Phenomenological Study: Podolinguistics, Sportsmen and Masculinity’.
  • 2010 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2010) International Conference of Sport and Sociology (Vancouver). “The truths and Lies of Masculinity and Footwear in Sport”
  • 2010 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2010) Health and Bioscience Annual Postgraduate Students Conference (London) ‘PhD Update: The Journey So Far’
  • 2009 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2009) Health and Bioscience Annual Postgraduate Students Conference (London) ‘Critical Ethnographic Research of the Foot and Shoe in Sexuality and Rugby’ (Winning Presentation)

Poster Presentations

  • 2018 Travis, H., Morriss-Roberts, C., Brown, H., George, S. and Patel, V. (2018) ‘Are Changes Afoot? What Does The Future Hold For The Podiatric Profession? Presented at: 2018 College of Podiatry Annual Conference, Bournemouth UK. Received Award for Audience/Delegate Choice for Best Poster.
  • 2017 Gregory, J. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) ‘The Embodied Experience of Feet and Gait in VitalDanza: An Interpretive Phenomenological Approach’. Poster Presented at: 2017 College of Podiatry Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • 2017 Woollard, J. and Morriss-Roberts, C. ‘The lived Experience of the Soft Heel Cast, Management of Heel Pressure in the Acute Setting: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study’. (2017) Poster Presented at: 2017 College of Podiatry Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • 2017 Finnegan, A. and Morriss-Roberts, C. ‘How does a woman’s everyday shoe choice relate to podolinguistics and podopersona?’ (2017) Poster Presented at: 2017 College of Podiatry Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • 2017 Cheng, E. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) ‘A qualitative study exploring the experiences of shared care between nurses and podiatrists when treating patients with diabetes in a community health care setting’. Poster Presented at: 2017 College of Podiatry Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • 2017 Graham, N., Mandy, A., Clarke, C. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) ‘The experience of play for 6-12 year olds with high levels of physical disability due to Cerebral Palsy: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis’. Poster presented at: College of Occupational Therapy Annual Conference 2017, Brighton, England.
  • 2017 Graham, N., Mandy, A., Clarke, C. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) ‘The experience of play for 6-12 year olds with high levels of physical disability due to Cerebral Palsy: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis’. Poster presented at: 29th Annual European Academy of Childhood Disability Meeting, Amsterdam.
  • 2016 Woollard, J. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2016). ‘The lived Experience of the Soft Heel Cast, Management of Heel Pressure in the Acute Setting, an Interpretive Phenomenological Study’. Poster Presented at: Canadian Conference of Wound Care, Vancouver.
  • 2016 Woollard, J. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2016). ‘The lived Experience of the Soft Heel Cast, Management of Heel Pressure in the Acute Setting, an Interpretive Phenomenological Study’. Poster Presented at: Global Wound Care Congress, San Antonio, USA.
  • 2016 Durrant, B., Morriss-Roberts, C., Chockalingham, N. and Richards, P. (2016) ‘Pragmatic Identification of the Calcaneonavicular Ligament on Routine MRI sequencing in Patients: 3T v’s 1.5T’. Poster Presented at: The FIP World Congress of Podiatry, Montreal. 2015 Trottman, M. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2015). ‘The Fear of Falling: The lived Experiences of Elderly Patients’. Poster Presented at: UK Conference of Wound Care and Rehabilitation Leeds.
  • 2014 Nancy, J. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2014) ‘‘’Human beings first and foremost’: Clinical educator perceptions regarding the relevance of the Francis Report to UK podiatric practice’. Poster Presented at: 2014 College of Podiatry Annual Conference, Bournemouth.
  • 2007 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2007). ‘In Search of the Perfect Foot. The social Constructedness of the Shoe’. Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists Annual Conference, Brighton.

Publications

  • 2020 Morriss-Roberts, C., Gilbert, K. (Forthcoming). ‘Jockocracy: Queering Masculinity and Sport, (2nd Ed), Common Ground Publications, USA.
  • 2021 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2021) Leading the Way. A New Future for Podiatry. The Podiatrist, Jan/Feb 2021, Vol 1 (1), p. 16-17. 2020 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2020) The Psychosocial Relationships of Feet and Shoes. PodiatryNow, Sept 2020, Vol 23 (8), p.10 2020 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2020) ‘Editorial: Welcome to this Covid-19 Special Edition’. PodiatryNow, June 2020, Vol 23 (6), p.5
  • 2020 Morriss-Roberts, C., Campell, F. and Durrant, B. (2020) Healing from a Distance: The Roots of Telemedicine’. PodiatryNow, May 2020, Vol 23 (5), p.14-17.
  • 2020 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2020) ‘Editorial: Raise Your Voices’. PodiatryNow, April 2020, Vol 23 (4), p.5
  • 2019 Campbell, R., Morriss-Roberts, C., Durrant, B., Cahill, S. (2019) I need somebody who knows about feet” a qualitative study investigating the lived experiences of conservative treatment for patients with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction’. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. [Accepted: Forthcoming].
  • 2019 Graham, N., Mandy, A., Clarke, C., Morriss-Roberts, C., (2019) ‘Play experiences of children with high levels of physical disability’. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74 (1).
  • 2018 Modha, R.K., Morriss-Roberts, C., Smither, M., Larhold, J. and Reilly, I. (2018) ‘Antibiotic prophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery: a systematic review of the literature’. Journal of Foot and Ankle research, 11(16), 2-14.
  • 2018 Morriss-Roberts, C., Oulton, K., Sell, D., Wray, J., Gibson, F. (2018) ‘How should health service researchers respect children’s personal data under GDPR?’ The Lancet: Child and Adolescent Health, 2 (10), 696-697.
  • 2018 Alessa, M., Whitham, D. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2018) ‘The Effectiveness and Safety of Cannabis/ Cannabinoids for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: A Systematic Review’. Global Scientific Research Journal Diabetic, 1(1), 2018, pp. 1-12.
  • 2018 Morriss-Roberts, C. Finnegan, A. Casement, C. and Elliott, C. (2018) Podolinguistics, Podopersona and Women’s Everyday Shoe Choices: An Interpretive Phenomenological Approach. JSM Foot and Ankle, 3 (2), 1049-1060.
  • 2018 Travis, H., Morriss-Roberts, C., Brown, H., George, S. and Patel, V. (2018) ‘Are Changes Afoot? What Does The Future Hold For The Podiatric Profession? Research Journal of Foot and Ankle, 1(1) 1-10.
  • 2017 Graham, N., Mandy, A., Clarke, C., Morriss-Roberts, C., (2017) ‘Using children and young people as advocates to inform research design’. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, October:1-5. DOI: 10.1177/0308022617725491
  • 2017 Graham, N., Nye, C., Many, A., Clarke, C., Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) ‘The meaning of play for children and young people with physical disabilities: A systematic thematic synthesis’. Child Care, Health and Development, (1), 1-10.
  • 2017 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2017) ‘Life as Narrativised in ’24 Hours in A&E’: Early documentary film to modern-day docusoap’. The Brighton Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 3 (1).
  • 2017 Morriss-Roberts, C., Cowley, E., Halstead, J., Branthwaite, H. (2017) ‘Written Evidence College of Podiatry, High Heels and Work Place Dress Codes- Publications, Petitions Committee’
  • 2016 Trottman, M. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2016) ‘The Lived Experiences of the Fear of Falling in the Elderly Patient: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study’. JSM Foot and Ankle. 1 (3): 1015.
  • 2016 Woollard, J. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2016) ‘The lived Experience of the Soft Heel Cast, Management of Heel Pressure in the Acute Setting, an Interpretive Phenomenological Study’. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare, 1 (1), p1-7.
  • 2016 Jones, N., Flahery, H., Mohammed, J., Dooley, M. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2016). ‘Human Beings First and Foremost: Clinical Educators Perceptions Regarding the Relevance of the Francis Report to UK Podiatric Practice’. Podiatry Now, 14-18.
  • 2015 Durrant, B., Chockalingam, N., Richards P.J. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2015) ‘Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction: What does the single heel raise test mean in assessment?’ Journal of Foot and Ankle Research online, 8(2), 6.
  • 2015 Durrant, B., Chockalingam, N., Richards P.J. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2015) ‘Assessment and diagnosis of Posterior Tibial tendon dysfunction- Do we share the same opinions and beliefs?’ Journal of American Podiatric Medicine Association, 106 (1), 27-36.
  • 2014 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2014) Podolinguistics, A Different Perspective: What do men really think about women’s shoes and feet? Podiatry Now, December 2014 Issue, UK.
  • 2014 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2014) An Interpretive Phenomenological Study: podolinguistics. Masculinity and Sportsmen. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Meeting Abstract. November 2014, 7 (Supp.2). 2014 Jones, N. and Morriss-Roberts, C. (2014) Hundreds of recommendations adopted by the Department of Health, but have we seen it all before? The Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry: a socio-historical context. The Brighton Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 1 (1).
  • 2014 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2014) ‘Urinals’ and ‘Cock-Supremacy’ in ‘Cultural Encyclopaedia of the Penis’, Kimmel, M. (Ed). AltaMira Press, USA. 2014 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2014) ‘Cockocracy: Size Matters in the Locker Room’, Outsports.com, USA.
  • 2013 Your Interview: Chris Morriss-Roberts. Podolinguist and senior lecturer at Brighton University. The Argus Newspaper, Theargus.co.uk.
  • 2013 Morriss-Roberts, C. (2013) My PhD in Sports Sociology/Masculinity Studies’, Podiatry Now, September 2013 Issue, UK.
  • 2013 Morriss-Roberts, C. and Gilbert (2013) ‘Jockocracy: Queering Masculinity and Sport’, Common Ground Publications, USA.
  • School of Health Sciences, Internal Grant Award of £5,000 to complete the project ‘Podolinguistics from a different Perspective: Women and their Favourite Shoes’
  • Awarded Fellowship of Podiatric Medicine (FCPM), College of Podiatry, UK.
  • Awarded Chartered Scientist (CSCi), Science Council, UK (One of the first three Podiatrists in the UK to be awarded this achievement).
  • Chief Profession Editor for 'The Podiatrist' read by over 10,000 podiatrists within the UK.
  • Chair of the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Podiatry for the UK
  • Board of Directors College of Podiatry, UK
  • Professional advisor of Scholl, UK
  • Member of the LGBTQUIA Congress for the TUC

 

Dr. Chris Morriss-Roberts, 
Head of Postgraduate Student Experience,