Martin Harvey gained his degree in Podiatric Medicine from Sunderland University and went on to postgraduate studies at New College Durham, Birmingham City University and the University of Hertfordshire. His postgraduate qualifications include dermatological surgery skills, advanced local anaesthesia and prescribing.
In addition to his clinical work he teaches joint and soft tissue injection procedures to graduate podiatrists and additionally lectures in the UK and abroad on these and other subjects. In 2010 he was appointed as a board member to the Department of Health Podiatry and Physiotherapy independent prescribing project and remained until its successful conclusion in 2012 when the Minister of Health announced the implementation of independent prescribing for suitably qualified Podiatrists and Physiotherapists from 2013/2014.
He writes for professional journals and has delivered keynote lectures at events such as the National Primary Care Exhibition. In addition he is an accredited First Aid/Defibrillation Instructor and Examiner.