Alan graduated from Durham School of Podiatric Medicine in 1980 and then developed his clinical skills working full time in the NHS for Fife Health Board for six years. The post involved being in charge of 3 rural surgeries and the case load was varied including treatment of high risk patients such as people with diabetes and vascular problems.
In 1987 Alan moved to Southport to take over a private Podiatry – Chiropody practice which has been established since 1942.
As a professional he has always recognised the need for maintaining high educational standards and the need to continually develop clinical skills
He continued his professional development studying for the qualification Bachelor of Science with Honours in Podiatric Studies in 1991.
A further decision was taken to study for the more advanced qualification of Master of Science in Podiatry.
These two qualifications were obtained at University of Brighton Department of Podiatric Medicine.
In both degrees there was a high level of academic and clinical research into specialist verruca treatments and this has led to many referrals both locally and nationally from other healthcare practitioners.
After a short break he began his involvement with medico legal work undertaking several years of research culminating in work as an expert witness in the Podiatry field.
Looking for a new challenge in 2011 he moved back up to Scotland to take over the Queensberry Street Podiatry Practice.
Alan is married and outside of Podiatry his interests include sport, music, gardening and DIY.