Frank Bowling is a (Hon) Reader in Diabetes (Translational Medicine) with a special interest in Diabetes and lower limb complications at the University of Manchester and a Podiatric Consultant at Manchester Foundation Trust within the Department of Vascular Surgery. His clinical role is focused on the care of patients with lower limb complications due to Diabetes. He also oversees various research clinics based at the Manchester Diabetes Centre and Rusholme High-Risk Diabetic foot clinic, under the guidance of Professor Andrew Boulton.
Frank also holds adjunct posts: Clinical & Academic (Instructor) Professor of Surgery Victor Babes & Nicolae Testemițanu Universities, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy & Visiting Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences Manchester Metropolitan University
As a Senior Clinical Academic he is responsible for:
- Planning clinical trials/research into lower limb complications with a specialist interest in Diabetes
- Developing collaborative research projects with colleagues, both Nationally & Internationally
- Running undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in diabetes and its complications manifested in the lower limb
- Research Lead/Champion for the Manchester Foundation Trust
Collaborating closely with senior colleagues from Medicine, Biology & Health: Andrew Boulton, Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Andrew McBain Professor of Applied Microbiology, Faculty of Health, Curtis Dobson Professor of Translational Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Manchester
National & international colleagues from other Universities & Health Care Centres: David Armstrong Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California, Neil Reeves Professor of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics in Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Vascular Consultant (Surgeons) Manchester Foundation Trust, Department of Vascular Surgery
Frank is a strong advocate of Medical Internships Globally in Healthcare (MIGiH internships) with Projects based both home and abroad. Gaining knowledge & experience of global healthcare issues and a deeper understanding of how medical charities change lives.
Visiting Professor of Musculoskeletal Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK 1 Sep 2018
Visiting Professor of Translational Medicine, Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timișoara, RO.2 May 2017
Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Surgeons, College of Podiatry, Directorate of Podiatric Surgery, London, UK23 Sep 2016
Visiting Professor of Translational Medicine, Nicolae Testemițanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Chișinău, RM.2016
Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK2013