Senior Research Fellow, 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 a senior research fellow 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