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Dr Farina Hashmi

Lecturer in Podiatry

Biography

Dr Farina Hashmi is a Chemist and Podiatrist by first degree and has had over 20 years clinical experience in private and public health care sectors in the UK. She completed her PhD in Skin Biochemistry in 2004 at University College London, where she worked alongside physicians and scientists to explore the impact of diabetes on the mechanical and biochemical behaviour of foot skin. Her research interests include clinical dermatology, tissue viability and foot skin biomechanics, with a particular focus on translating research outcomes into the clinical setting. She currently holds a position as a lecturer in podiatry at the University of Salford and leads foot skin and soft tissue research within the Foot and Knee Research Group led by Prof Nester. She has been a co- and lead investigator on external funded projects worth approximately £1 Million, which has enabled her to work with clinicians and scientists across the UK. Farina has published in international academic journals and has contributed to national and international scientific and professional conferences.

Teaching

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Subjects:  anatomy; pharmacology, clinical dermatology, research methods.

Research Interests

Foot skin biochemistry, physiology and mechanics in normal and pathological states.

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc (Hons) Chemistry

BSc (Hons) Podiatry

PhD Biochemistry

The Institute of Clinical Research eLearning module in Principles of ICH GCP  

Health Care Professions Council: Full member, with annotations for Prescription only medicines – administration (POM-A) and Prescription only medicines – sale/supply (POM-S) (registration number: CH13362)                                 

Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow: 2010

Fellow of the College of Podiatrists in Podiatric Medicine, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists: 2008

Member of the UKDCTN Steering Committee

Publications

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Price C, McClymont J, Hashmi F, Morrison SC, Nester C. Development of the infant foot as a load bearing structure: study protocol for a longitudinal evaluation (the Small Steps study). J Foot Ankle Res. 2018 Jun 20;11:33. doi: 10.1186/s13047-018-0273-2. eCollection 2018.

Price C, Morrison SC, Hashmi F, Phethean J, Nester C. Biomechanics of the infant foot during the transition to independent walking: A narrative review. Gait Posture. 2018 Jan;59:140-146. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.09.005. Epub 2017 Sep 6. Review.

Hashmi F, Fairhurst C, Cockayne S, Cullen M, Bell K, Coleman E, Harrison-Blount M, Torgerson D. The EVerT2 (Effective Verruca Treatments 2) trial: a randomized controlled trial of needling vs. nonsurgical debridement for the treatment of plantar verrucae. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Nov;177(5):1285-1292. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15751. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Cockayne S, Hewitt C, Hashmi F, Hicks K, Concannon M, McIntosh C, Thomas K, Hall J, Watson J, Torgerson D, Watt I. Implementation of blinded outcome assessment in the Effective Verruca Treatments trial (EverT) - lessons learned. J Foot Ankle Res. 2016 Jul 12;9:21. doi: 10.1186/s13047-016-0155-4. eCollection 2016

Hashmi F, Nester CJ, Wright CR, Lam S. The evaluation of three treatments for plantar callus: a three-armed randomised, comparative trial using biophysical outcome measures. Trials. 2016 May 17;17(1):251. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1377-2.

Hashmi F, Kirkham S, Nester C, Lam S. The effect of topical anti blister products on the risk of friction blister formation on the foot. J Tissue Viability. 2016 Apr 29. pii: S0965-206X(16)30023-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtv.2016.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Hashmi F, Torgerson D, Fairhurst C, Cockayne S, Bell K, Cullen M, Harrison-Blount M. EVerT2-needling versus non-surgical debridement for the treatment of verrucae: study protocol for a single-centre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2015 Nov 24;5(11):e009406. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009406.

Hashmi F, Nester C, Wright C, Newton V, Lam S. Characterising the biophysical properties of normal and hyperkeratotic foot skin. J Foot Ankle Res. 2015 Aug 12;8:35. doi: 10.1186/s13047-015-0092-7. eCollection 2015.

Hashmi F, Wright C, Nester C, Lam S. The reliability of non-invasive biophysical outcome measures for evaluating normal and hyperkeratotic foot skin. J Foot Ankle Res. 2015 Jul 9;8:28. doi: 10.1186/s13047-015-0083-8. eCollection 2015.

Kirkham S, Lam S, Nester C, Hashmi F. The effect of hydration on the risk of friction blister formation on the heel of the foot. Skin Res Technol. 2014 May;20(2):246-53. doi: 10.1111/srt.12136. Epub 2014 Mar 20.

Cockayne S, Hicks K, Kangombe AR, Hewitt C, Concannon M, Thomas K, Hashmi F, McIntosh C, Brierley G, Torgerson D, Watt I; EVerT team. The effect of patients' preference on outcome in the EVerT cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts (verruca) trial. J Foot Ankle Res. 2012 Nov 12;5(1):28. doi: 10.1186/1757-1146-5-28.

Hashmi F, Richards BS, Forghany S, Hatton AL, Nester CJ. The formation of friction blisters on the foot: the development of a laboratory-based blister creation model. Skin Res Technol. 2013 Feb;19(1):e479-89. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0846.2012.00669.x. Epub 2012 Aug 14.

McInnes AD, Hashmi F, Farndon LJ, Church A, Haley M, Sanger DM, Vernon W. Comparison of shoe-length fit between people with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a case-control study. J Foot Ankle Res. 2012 Apr 16;5(1):9. doi: 10.1186/1757-1146-5-9.

Stamuli E, Cockayne S, Hewitt C, Hicks K, Jayakody S, Kang'ombe AR, Turner G, Thomas K, Curran M, Hashmi F, McIntosh C, McLarnon N, Torgerson DJ, Watt I; EVerT team. Cost-effectiveness of cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial (EVerT trial). J Foot Ankle Res. 2012 Feb 27;5:4. doi: 10.1186/1757-1146-5-4.

Cockayne S, Curran M, Denby G, Hashmi F, Hewitt C, Hicks K, Jayakody S, Kang'ombe A, McIntosh C, McLarnon N, Stamuli E, Thomas K, Turner G, Torgerson D, Watt I; EVerT team. EVerT: cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of verrucae--a randomised controlled trial. Health Technol Assess. 2011 Sep;15(32):1-170. doi: 10.3310/hta15320.

Alcacer-Pitarch B, Siddle HJ, Buch MH, Emery P, Hashmi F, Redmond AC. Foot health needs in people with systemic sclerosis: an audit of foot health care provision. Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Dec;30(12):1611-5. doi: 10.1007/s10067-011-1784-4. Epub 2011 Jun 10.

Cockayne S, Hewitt C, Hicks K, Jayakody S, Kang'ombe AR, Stamuli E, Turner G, Thomas K, Curran M, Denby G, Hashmi F, McIntosh C, McLarnon N, Torgerson D, Watt I; EVerT Team. Cryotherapy versus salicylic acid for the treatment of plantar warts (verrucae): a randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2011 Jun 7;342:d3271. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d3271.

Durrant B, Chockalingam N, Hashmi F. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: a review. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 Mar-Apr;101(2):176-86. Review.

Hashmi F, Malone-Lee J. Measurement of skin elasticity on the foot. Skin Res Technol. 2007 Aug;13(3):252-8.

Hashmi F, Malone-Lee J, Hounsell E.  Plantar skin in type II diabetes: an investigation of protein glycation and biomechanical properties of plantar epidermis. Eur J Dermatol. 2006 Jan-Feb;16(1):23-32.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hashmi, F 2016 'Friction Foot Blisters: The Effect of Hydration on the Risk of Blister Creation', in: Humbert, P & Maibech, H & Fanian, F & Agache, P (eds.), Agache Measuring the Skin, Springer International Publishing. Switzerland.

Durrant, B & McInnes, J & Hashmi, F & Mcinnes, A 2010, 'Podiatric management of the elderly', in: Neale’s Disorders of the Foot 8th edition Churchill Livingstone Elsevier Oxford UK, pp.253-268.

Hashmi, F 2007 'Finding the funding for research.', in: Campbell, J (ed.), A Guide to Research for Podiatrists , 1st edition, M & K Update Ltd, Keswick, UK.

Hashmi, F & Campbell, J 2007 'Numerical data analysis', in: Campbell, J (ed.), A Guide to Research for Podiatrists , M & K Update Ltd, Keswick, UK.

Hashmi, F 2007 'Finding existing evidence', in: Campbell, J (ed.), A Guide to Research for Podiatrists , 1st edition, M & K Update Ltd, Keswick, UK.

 

PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Hashmi, F & Bristow, I 2014 'Treating plantar warts: utilising natural immunity to induce wart regression', in: Dermatological Nursing, 13(1), 2014, pp.42-45.

Hashmi, F 2012 'How to treat fungal toenail infections', in: Dermatological nursing, 11(2), June 2012, pp.48-49.

Hashmi, F 2012 'How to take a fungal nail sample', in: Dermatological Nursing, 10(5), March 2012.

Hashmi, F 2012 'Malignant Melanoma on the Foot', in: Dermatological Nursing, 11(3), 2012, pp.40-45.

Hashmi, F 2011 'How to assess bacterial and viral toenail infections', in: Dermatological Nursing, 10(4), December 2011, pp.62-63.

Hashmi, F 2011 'How to assess fungal toenail infections', in: Dermatological Nursing, 10(3), October 2011.

Campbell, J & Hashmi, F 2007 'An introductory guide to putting research into practice. 9. Numerical data analysis.', in: Podiatry Now, June 2007.

Hashmi, F 2007 'An introductory guide to putting research into practice. 7. Finding the funding for research. ', in: Podiatry Now, April 2007.

Hashmi, F 2006 'An introductory guide to putting research into practice. 3. Finding the literature for research projects. ', in: Podiatry Now, December 2006.