Meet Podiatrist – Kaleivani Mooneesawmy
26th February 2021
Kaleivani was born and raised in Mauritius and as a keen international traveller, initially graduated from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China with a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree in 2013. While working as an intern at a hospital in her native Mauritius that she became concerned over the high rate of amputation linked with diabetes and foot wounds. Subsequently, Dr. Kaleivani sought a place to study podiatry at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2018, with First Class Honours. Additionally, her undergraduate research paper was published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.
After graduation Kaleivani began her career in the private sector, before joining the National Health Service in 2018 and is currently a Band 6 Specialist Podiatrist with Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust specialising in wound care.
Never forgetting her goal of preventing amputation and wound management, Kaleivani is also the Trust’s Student Placement Co-ordinator working closely with the University of Brighton to help inspire both young and mature students to expand their knowledge and experience in the field of podiatry. As a keen educator, she is also a clinical supervision lead where she chairs regular meetings with colleagues Engaging in Continuing Professional Development.
Always keen to build on her expertise in the field of Podiatry, Kaleivani is planning to start a Master’s degree in Podiatry this year with the University of Brighton and, in the future, would like to explore the field of Forensic Podiatry.