Professor Anne-Maree Keenan OBE, is Chair in Applied Health Research at the University of Leeds and the Assistant Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leeds Biomedical Research Centre. After qualifying as a podiatrist in Melbourne, Anne-Maree worked in public and private sector podiatry positions, while also teaching at La Trobe University and then the University of Western Sydney. Anne-Maree moved to Leeds in 2002 where she was employed as a Research Fellow in the Academic Unit of Rheumatology at the University of Leeds: she completed her PhD which focussed on the impact of osteoarthritis on quality of life in 2007. Anne-Maree’s current research portfolio is centred around the impact and treatment of the foot in musculoskeletal disease, with a particular emphasis on osteoarthritis. A passionate champion of supporting women, Anne-Maree is co-founder of the Leeds Female Leaders Network, an 800 strong network which brings together men and women to support developing female leaders across the Leeds health sector. Anne-Maree was awarded an OBE in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours for her services to podiatry.
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