Dr. Farina Hashmi

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Brian Blatchford PO41

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Current positions

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.

  • 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


  • Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow: 2010
  • Member of the UKDCTN Steering Committee