Episode 62 with Ivan Bristow [Podiatric Dermatology]

In this episode we chat with Dr Ivan Bristow. Ivan is one of the leading Podiatric Dermatologists and we were delighted to talk to him about Dermatoscopes, Woods lights, the 5-minute fungus test, the best emollients and anti-fungals for the feet and of course take little trips down memory lane to when Ivan taught Ian at University around 18 years ago.

Connect with Ivan via his blog.

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About Ivan Bristow: Dr Ivan Bristow, PhD is a podiatrist in the United Kingdom. For most of his career he has developed an interest in dermatological conditions affecting the feet. 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. Ivan holds private clinics in Hampshire whilst continuing to work on various dermatology related projects in education and research. He has over 100 published papers on the subject of foot dermatology, including four books.

Episode 7: Belinda Longhurst [Podiatric Dermatology]

In this very popular episode we were joined by Belinda Longhurst where we covered the latest for treating onychomycosis and plantar warts, and talked about pseudoscience within Dermatology and how and why aqueous cream and tea tree oil really have no place whatsoever in modern day evidence informed practice.

We also covered some clinical gems such as a checklist for spotting malignant lesions, how the lions share of what appears to be anhidrosis may well be fungal and much more!

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About Belinda Longhurst:
Belinda qualified as a Chiropodist from the Sheffield Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in 2003, Belinda then studied for a higher degree and graduated from the University of Southampton in 2007, where she was awarded a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry, with a distinction in clinical practice.

Belinda has worked as a private practitioner since 2003 and was also employed as an NHS Podiatrist at Andover War Memorial Hospital post-graduation. She acts as peer reviewer for a variety of professional journals and advisor for private health insurance patient information pages.

As a Member of the British Dermatological Nursing group, her area of special interest is podiatric dermatology and has frequently presented her published work at both national and international conferences.