Principal Diabetes special Senior Research
Mr Neil Baker is a consultant Podiatrist working at Muzaini Vascular in Kuwait and was a consultant and Department manager at Ipswich Hospital NHS trust Diabetic Foot Unit. He qualified from London in 1980 and gained a PhD from Warwick University and fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) and College of Podiatric Medicine (London). He has over 35 years’ experience in managing diabetic foot complications. He played an important role in the strategic development of the diabetic foot services in the UK and sat on UK Government select committees. He has extensive experience in training and educating diabetic footcare within The UK and in many countries worldwide especially in low /middle- income regions. He is active in research and has written over 50 peer reviewed papers and several book chapters. He wrote a diabetic foot module for the Open University and helped develop the Skills for Health- diabetic foot competencies UK. He is a vice president of D-Foot International (International Working Group for the Diabetic Foot) has been active in the Step by Step training programmes since 2005 and helped develop and teach on the Train the Foot Trainer programmes. Recently he has been working with the WHO ensuring that therapeutic footwear is one of the 50 most essential assisted living products worldwide. Following he is now leading a team to develop a footwear training package for developing countries as a collaborative project with D-Foot Int and the WHO. He was awarded an OBE by Prince Charles for his outstanding achievements in the diabetic foot.