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About the site

Skin problems on the feet are more common than is often realised by healthcare professionals and patients alike. As someone who enjoys dermatology, I set up this blog to post up useful information and articles that maybe of interest. The site is specifically designed with Podiatrists in mind, although other healthcare professionals and patients seeking information may also find this useful. 

About the Author

Dr Ivan Bristow is a podiatrist in the United Kingdom who has worked in the profession for over twenty seven years. From early on in his career, after spotting a melanoma on a patients leg as a student, he has developed an interest in dermatological conditions affecting the feet (sometimes called "podiatric dermatology").

 

During his career, he initially spent 11 years working full time within the National Health Service as a podiatrist. It was whilst working in Oxford, a chance meeting with a Dermatologist, allowed Ivan to establish the UK's first dedicated foot clinic in a dermatology department - which he ran for ten years.

 

After leaving the health service, he embarked on an academic career focused on teaching and research. During this time he completed his Masters Degree at the University of Oxford and his PhD at the University of Southampton. He holds private clinics in Hampshire whilst continuing to work on various dermatology related projects in education and research.

 

With over 100 published papers on the subject of foot dermatology, including four books, and having spoken around the world at many meetings in dermatology, podiatry and wound care he continues to promote knowledge and research into treating common skin problems affecting the foot.