Dr Farina Hashmi
Lecturer in Podiatry
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.
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Subjects: anatomy; pharmacology, clinical dermatology, research methods.
Foot skin biochemistry, physiology and mechanics in normal and pathological states.
Qualifications and Memberships
BSc (Hons) Chemistry
BSc (Hons) Podiatry
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
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.
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.
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