Royal College welcomes first female Dean of Podiatric Medicine

Christine Skinner has taken up her post as Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine following the faculty’s Annual General Meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday 24th June 2020). She is the first female Dean of the Faculty to be elected by its membership.

Royal College welcomes first female Dean of Podiatric Medicine

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Christine Skinner has taken up her post as Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine following the faculty’s Annual General Meeting yesterday evening (Wednesday 24th June 2020). She is the first female Dean of the Faculty to be elected by its membership.

Ms Skinner, who was previously Vice-Dean and Honorary Clinical Registrar of the Faculty, was previously a Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead in Podiatric Medicine at Glasgow Caledonian University and was involved in the development of the Membership of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine (MFPM) exam which began in 2018.

Speaking after taking office, Ms Skinner said:

“I am delighted to start work as Dean following my election last year. This is a crucial time for all health professionals, and so I look forward to playing my part in protecting the interests of our membership and promoting our profession over the months and years ahead.

“I’d like to thank my predecessor Professor Robert Ashford for his work in leading the faculty during his time in office, and wish him well for the future.

“I look forward to setting out my aspirations for my time in office to our membership in due course.”


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