Matthew Young is the Editor of the Diabetic Foot Journal and foot section of Diabetes Digest. He qualified from Newcastle University Medical School in 1985 and trained in a variety of centres including the Sheffield and Manchester diabetic foot clinics.
Matthew has been a Consultant Diabetologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 1995 where he now leads the multidisciplinary team of the largest diabetic foot clinic in Scotland. His research interests include foot screening and skeletal change in the diabetic foot, particularly Charcot joints. He serves on the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) group, for diabetic foot guidelines, and the Foot Advisory Group of the Scottish Diabetes Group. He has published extensively on diabetes and its complications, particularly the diabetic foot. He was recently awarded an honorary fellowship of the College of Podiatric Medicine in recognition of his work in promoting podiatry and multi-disciplinary working.