Professor Stuart Baird FFPM RCPS(Glasg)
Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine
Professor Stuart Baird is Professor of Podiatric Medicine at Glasgow Caledonian University and has a special interest in Diabetes and its effects on the lower limb and foot. As well as being an academic he is actively involved as a practising podiatrist within the multidisciplinary team at the Diabetic Foot Clinic, Centre for Diabetes and Metabolism, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. He was elected as Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine within the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2014 and will serve in this capacity until the summer of 2017.
Stuart has been in an academic for over 30 years and has worked in a number of academic institutions in the UK and abroad before returning to Glasgow Caledonian University in 1995. He is respected nationally and internationally in the field of diabetes and diabetic foot disease and continues to remain clinically active in this area.
Stuart has been appointed as a short term consultant for the World Health Organisation and provides external consultancy for a number of international pharmaceutical companies in the field of diabetic foot disease. Additionally Stuart has worked extensively in India and recently coordinated the delivery of a Scottish Government Innovation Grant in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. He is respected internationally for his academic vision and is held in high esteem by his profession for his commitment to Podiatric Medicine and the wider international Podiatric profession.
In addition to his academic role Professor Baird was Chairman of the College of Podiatry in the UK from 2008 - 2010 and is currently Vice President of the International Academy of Podiatric Medical Educators.