Professor Peter Mortimer is a consultant dermatologist working at both St George’s Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He is also Professor of Dermatological Medicine to St George’s University of London. He has spent most of his professional life in the research and clinical practice of lymphoedema and related disorders of the lymphatic system. He is a founder of both the Lymphoedema Support Network and the British Lymphology Society, and is internationally recognised for his work in lymphoedema. He is the author of Lymphoedema: Advice on Self-management and Treatment (2004).