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Associate professor, Monash University

I am a researcher and podiatrist. I am particularly interested in researching idiopathic toe walking and other paediatric musculoskeletal conditions. Other current projects include treatment for calcaneal apophysitis, treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and health services research.

I have worked at Monash Health in the Allied Health Research Unit and am now the Allied Health and Community Health Research Lead at Peninsula Health in Victoria, Australia. I mentor and supervise allied health clinicians and higher degree by research students in research.

I'm an Associate Professor at Monash University and adjunct research fellow at the University of South Australia.


  • 2012–present
    Adjunct Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2013–present
    Allied Health and Community Health Research Lead, Peninsula Health
  • 2015–present
    Adjunct Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of South Australia
  • 2012–2013
    Manager of Allied Health Clinical Research Unit - Podiatrist, Monash Health


  • 2012 
    Charles Sturt University, PhD
  • 1999 
    Deakin University, Masters of Health Science (Health Education and Promotion)
  • 1994 
    Queensland University of Technology , Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry)


  • 2016
    Whole-Body Vibration Results in Short-Term Improvement in the Gait of Children With Idiopathic Toe Walking, Journal of Child Neurology, 0883073816643405
  • 2016
    Gait and Lower Limb Observation of Paediatrics (GALLOP): development of a consensus based paediatric podiatry and physiotherapy standardised recording proforma, Journal of foot and ankle research 9 (1), 1
  • 2016
    Effectiveness of footwear and foot orthoses for calcaneal apophysitis: a 12-month factorial randomised trial, British journal of sports medicine, bjsports-2015-094986
  • 2016
    A Comparison of the Birth Characteristics of Idiopathic Toe Walking and Toe Walking Gait Due to Medical Reasons, Journal of Pediatrics
  • 2015
    Factors associated with pain severity in children with calcaneal apophysitis (sever disease), Journal of Pediatrics
  • 2014
    Idiopathic toe-walking: have we progressed in our knowledge of the causality and treatment of this gait type?, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 104 (3), 253-262
  • 2014
    Is idiopathic toe walking really idiopathic? The motor skills and sensory processing abilities associated with idiopathic toe walking gait, Journal of child neurology 29 (1), 71-78
  • 2013
    Foot and ankle characteristics of children with an idiopathic toe-walking gait, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 103 (5), 374-379
  • 2013
    The TiltMeter app is a novel and accurate measurement tool for the weight bearing lunge test, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 16 (5), 392-395
  • 2010
    Idiopathic toe walking and sensory processing dysfunction, J Foot Ankle Res 3 (1), 16-16

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Podiatry Association (Vic)


NHMRC Early Career Health Professional Research Fellowship