Professor Peter Mortimer trained in Dermatology in Sheffield and Oxford. He was appointed “Physician to the Skin” department at St George’s and consultant skin physician to the Royal Marsden Hospital since 1986 and has been Professor of Dermatological Medicine to the University of London since 2000. His interest in lymphatics began in Oxford where he undertook his thesis on “the measurement of skin lymph flow.” His research laboratories have focused on microcirculation, lymphatics and lymphoedema. He has over 200 publications cited on PubMed. His clinical practice deals almost entirely with chronic oedema, lymphoedema and lymph-related disorders. He is a founder of both the Lymphoedema Support Network and British Lymphology Society.