About the author

This site

ConsultingFootPain was created as part of David’s clinical practice in 2013. He established his first website in 2014 and established Footlocker shortly afterwards. This provided some 60 information and fact sheets for his patients. Clinician Portal was added to share technical information with professional colleagues included local medical personnel and included published papers. David has been writing professionally since leaving college in 1978. His [publications] have appeared in a wide range of journals. In 1995 and 1997 he published two podiatric medical texts with co-author Linda Merriman whilst both were on the teaching faculty at Nene College. At the time these texts were advanced and a departure from the previous texts. 

Past performance

He worked as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon from 1995 in the West Midlands and retired to write full time in 2018. David has worked in education, the NHS and independent sectors. He ran an orthotic laboratory together with his wife in 1981-1985  before going into teaching full time. David developed the current PASCOM-10 audit system used by the College of Podiatry with Gavin Rudge in 1986.  This is one of the earliest audits on foot surgery whilst working in Northampton (1992-3) as part of a funded research project. He has lectured in UK Universities as well as in many locations worldwide.

He won two awards to study in the USA in 1981 and passed his surgical fellowship in 1986 (FCPodS). He took a Bachelors degree in Human Movement in 1988 and gained his Masters in Podiatric Surgery as a mature student in 2016 taking the view he needed to be as well qualified on paper as his student who he had been tutoring for fellowship. In 2014-16 he became Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery, College of Podiatry (London) and was awarded a Fellowship in Podiatric Medicine (FCPM) in 2013.

He publishes regular articles on this website www.consultingfootpain.co.uk and a free newsletter each month for registered podiatrists.

To date he has published 7 books [bookstore] and is currently working on the first part of his autobiography. Apart from writing, David is a professional speaker and a keen amateur Thespian for his local village. He is married with four children and has four grandchildren. 


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