Dr Alfred Gatt, a senior lecturer on podiatry at the University of Malta, has been confirmed as President of the European Network of Podiatry HIgher Education (ENPODHE) for the next four years.
Dr Gatt qualified as a podiatrist in 1986 and set-up the Diabetes Foot Clinic, which is still being run today at Mater Dei hospital.
With extensive interest in Biomechanics, he went on to start two new clinics – a Rheumatoid Podiatric Clinic and a Gait Assessment Clinic at the Podology Department at Birkirkara Health Centre, which are still active to date.
After obtaining a Master's degree in 2003, Dr Gatt started a PhD five years later, and changed from management to a full-time academic in 2010. His special interests include foot pressure mapping, 3D motion capture, foot modelling and biomechanics of musculoskeletal foot conditions.
Dr Gatt is also chairperson of the Diabetes Foot Research Group, which he helped to launch in 2011.
Department of Podiatry - University of Malta