Glasgow (West of Scotland) Regional Advisor for the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine
Allan was born and raised in Ayrshire and studied podiatry at Glasgow Caledonian University. He qualified as a podiatrist in 1999 and spent some years working in Ayrshire as an NHS community based podiatrist serving the South Ayrshire region. In 2003 he took a new post in Glasgow working in diabetic foot and ankle clinics at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Stobhill Hospitals.
In 2005 he pursued his growing interest in foot surgery by embarking on an MSc in Theory of Podiatric Surgery which was delivered by Glasgow Caledonian University and Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. It was also around this time that he took a position at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow within the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery department.
In 2006 he was awarded a Scottish Executive AHP Travel Scholarship. He has published in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and regional conferences.
He has completed additional post-graduate studies including the certificate in prescribing, certificate in corticosteroid injection therapy and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound. He was awarded FFPM RCPS(Glasg) in 2013.
Allan has been involved in post-graduate education as a guest lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University at undergraduate and post-graduate level. He has frequently mentored post-graduate podiatrists from across Scotland on a variety of advanced practice techniques.
Allan lives in Hamilton, Scotland with his wife and daughter.