Dr Walton obtained qualifications in Medicine and Dermatology and graduated from the Yorkshire Training Programme with specialist accreditation in Dermatology in 1987. She was appointed Consultant in Dermatology at Scunthorpe and Goole in 1995; in 1997 Dr Walton moved to Hull to develop dermatology services in the hospital and the community. She maintained her links with the south bank and continued with an NHS clinic at Barton.
Dr Walton is clinical governance lead for dermatology, the role ensures safe and good clinical practice within the NHS Trust.
In addition to her committments at Hull Royal Infirmary, Dr Walton also holds NHS clinics at Morrill Street Health Centre, Chanterlands Avenue and Central Surgery Barton, North Lincolnshire; this clinic accepts referrals from Grimsby, Brigg, Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes.
During the course of her research Dr Walton has been the recipient of several awards at national and international level, the most prestigious one being the 18th World Congress Dermatology Award, which was awarded for CV/Scientific presentation in New York June 1992. She has also contributed to dermatological literature with over 65 publications in peer reviewed journals with some of these being qouted in the dermatology text books, as world literature references.
Besides her clinical role, Dr Walton has restructured the dermatology service in Hull with emphasis on the development of community clinics, specialist clinics, leg ulcer and lump/bump clinics with a consequential reduction in waiting times. She has a very committed interest in teaching, not only dermatology trainees but also General Practitioners, nurses and the general public.