Prof. Dr. Cynthia Formosa qualified as a State Registered Podiatrist from the Department of Health, Malta in February 1989. She worked as a Senior Podiatrist with this department from 1989 to 1994. She then left the Health Department to set up a private practice in Podiatry until 2009. She is currently working on full-time basis with the University of Malta as an Associate Professor. She was awarded the Master of Science in Podiatry in April 2003 from the University of Brighton, United Kingdom. She was later awarded the PhD in Podiatry in October 2009 from the same university. She was also President of the Association of Podiatrists, Malta for two years and is currently helping the Association with all the educational activities it organises. She was also appointed as a Visiting Fellow on the 1st September 2011 at the Centre for Sport, Health and Exercise Research, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University. She is also External examiner for two universities one in the UK and another in Ireland She is also Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. She is currently the chairperson of the European Council of Podiatrists within the International Federation of Podiatrists and a member of the Clinical Biomechanics and Human Performance Research Team at the Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University. She is also a founder member of the Diabetes Foot Research Group, University of Malta. Cynthia has published over 90 papers in both local and peer-reviewed international journals. She has also contributed to a number of book chapters. She has presented in leading Podiatry and Diabetes Congresses and Conferences. She is also a peer-reviewer and editorial board member of a number of local and international journals. She has participated in more than 100 conferences at the national and international level, in countries such as USA, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Slovenia, Poland, Dubai, France, and Romania.
Prof. Dr. Cynthia Formosa research interests includes Diabetes, Diabetic foot, Diabetes Education, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Neuropathy, Clinical Biomechanics, Screening Guidelines