I am an experienced Podiatrist, having been in practice for over 24 years. I am a NHS appointed Consultant Podiatric Surgeon who specialises in foot surgery, biomechanics and gait analysis. I also hold the Cardiff University Bond Solon Certificate in Civil Law as an expert witness.I am a Fellow of the Directorate of Surgery, College of Podiatrists and hold a substantive NHS appointment as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon. I was awarded a Masters Degree in Science with Distinction from Huddersfield University in the subject area of Podiatric Surgery. I hold a first class BSc Hons degree in Podiatry. As an educationalist I also hold a Cert Ed from Birmingham City University. I was formerly Head of Podiatry at the Birmingham School of Podiatry, Faculty Board Member of the Faculty of Surgery (College of Podiatrists) and Quality Assurance Committee. I was formerly an external examiner to the MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery Course provided by GCal and QMU. I was the Chair of the Podiatric Surgery Exam Board for the College of Podiatrists until May 2016, moving on to take more time for personal study and research.Podiatric Surgeons in the first instance study as Podiatrists. They have background experience treating feet conservatively prior to undertaking training in podiatric surgery. On completion of this training they can then, over some years, work towards Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists, Directorate of Podiatric Surgery. Podiatric Surgeons are registered as Podiatrists under the government body, the Health and Care Professions Council. They are not medical doctors, specialising purely on treating conditions affecting the foot.Research interests: Assessment and treatment of hallux valgu.