Before specialising in dermatology, Dr Graham Colver worked in general medicine, general practice and paediatrics. His specialty training in dermatology was in Oxford and Edinburgh, following which he took up his consultant post in Chesterfield in 1990. His research has led to the publication of 30 academic articles and his interest in skin cancer and skin surgery to the authorship of 3 books. He was President of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery and represented the UK on the International Society for Dermatological Surgery. His main interest is appropriate management of skin disease including cancer.