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Senior Lecturer (Podiatry), La Trobe University

Dr Daniel Bonanno is a podiatrist and Senior Lecturer with more than 15 years of clinical, teaching and research experience. Daniel completed his PhD in 2019, where he investigated the use of foot orthoses for the prevention of injury in military recruits. He was awarded the Nancy Millis Medal for completing a PhD thesis of exceptionally high quality.

Together with colleagues and students he has active research projects looking at the effects and clinical effectiveness of foot orthoses and footwear, and the prevention and management of lower limb injuries in physically active populations. His research has primarily included, but is not limited to, laboratory-based biomechanical studies and clinical trials.

Daniel is currently an Associate Editor of the free-access Journal of Foot and Ankle Research and the Victorian Director for Sports and Exercise Podiatry Australia. In addition, he is the Graduate Research Coordinator for Podiatry and Prosthetics & Orthotics in the School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport at La Trobe University.


  • –present
    Lecturer (Teaching and Research) and PhD Candidate, La Trobe University