College of Science, Health and Engineering La Trobe University
Dr Angela Evans is an Adelaide based clinician, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, with FAAPSM, Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Science, PhD by thesis investigating paediatric leg pain, Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and APodA Paediatric Credential. Publications include: 85 Peer-Reviewed journal articles, Cochrane Library systematic review for non-surgical intervention for paediatric flat foot, podiatry textbook Paediatrics, monograph series Evidence Essentials, and other book chapters.
Volunteer history includes: National Medical Education Scientific Council and Medical Education Scientific Advisory Council of Diabetes Australia; Scientific Committees of 1998, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2019 Australasian Podiatry conferences; Medical programs at 2000 - Olympic Games; World Winter Games – Special Olympics, 2005; 2006 Commonwealth Games; Clinical Director of National Games – Special Olympics, 2010. Dr Evans has volunteered with clubfoot projects in Vietnam, and since 2008 in Bangladesh, using the Ponseti corrective method. ‘Walk for Life’, in Bangladesh, has treated over 22,500 children with congenital clubfoot deformity. Notably, ’Walk for Life’ won the 2016 BMJ South Asia Healthcare Award for Excellence in Delivery of Primary Care.
Dr Evans’ main interest is the nexus between research and clinical practice, so that paediatric patients receive best available evidence based care, with overdiagnosis averted.
Doctor Karl Landorf
Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport La Trobe University
Karl Landorf is an Associate Professor of Podiatry at La Trobe University, Melbourne. He is also Deputy Director of Research in the School of Allied Health and a member of the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine (LASEM) Research Centre. His early career involved clinical practice in both general podiatry and multidisciplinary high risk foot clinics in rural and metropolitan hospitals in Australia and England. In 1992 Karl began working in the university sector and in 2005 he completed his PhD. He has authored more than 100 scientific articles and 10 book chapters in the fields of podiatry, orthopaedics, movement science, rheumatology, sports medicine and general medicine. Karl is the Chair of the Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation (APERF) and past Deputy-editor of Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (JFAR). He has been a member of seven previous Australasian Podiatry Conference committees and chaired the 2017 Melbourne conference.
Doctor Tom Walsh
Queensland University of Technology
Tom Walsh is an Associate Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology. He has previously worked in both the public and private sector. Tom recently completed his PhD which investigated the relationship between obesity and foot pain. He has broad research interests, but is particularly interested in projects that are collaborative and interdisciplinary.
Phillip graduated as a podiatrist in 1996. Having owned and managed a number of private practice clinics he has since moved predominantly into the custom made orthoses business. Since 1999 he has owned and operated a CAD-CAM foot orthotic laboratory, Virtual Orthotics, that is based in Sydney Australia, that services a worldwide customer base. With experience in custom made design work, Phillip has contracted to a number of multi-national footwear companies with an additional business that designs footwear and assists in manufacture for international mas retail markets.
He has lectured both within Australia and overseas with the majority of time spent on staff at Western Sydney University, Newcastle University and Central Queensland University. Phillip’s lecturing experience has focused predominantly on lower limb biomechanics, orthosis manufacture, with foot orthosis prescription writing a foundation. Other roles on university staff has included being a student clinical supervisor and student placement clinical co-ordinator.
His experience at running conferences comes from a number of prior positions. Phillip has been chairman at a number of Australian Podiatry Association conferences and events, as well as being on the on the organising committee of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Congress. Additionally, he has been a director of a company that ran continuing education events for allied health practitioners in international for domestic and international markets and has previously been a director of a podiatry marketing business.
Doctor Kade Paterson
The University of Melbourne
Dr Kade Paterson is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne, and a Sports Podiatrist with Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre. Kade’s research expertise is in lower limb biomechanics during walking and running, and he has a special interest in the clinical and biomechanical effects of foot-based interventions for musculoskeletal conditions such as foot and knee osteoarthritis. He has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, is a co-author of a biomechanics textbook and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Kade’s clinical career has spanned 15 years, and he works widely with professional and recreational athletes and clubs from around Australia. He is the Victorian director and executive board member for the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.
Doctor Keith Rome
Auckland University of Technology
Dr Keith Rome is currently Professor of Podiatry and Head of Research, School of Clinical Sciences at AUT University, New Zealand. Keith qualified as a podiatrist in 1979 and has 30 years of experience within education and research. His research focus is on long-term foot conditions and incorporates studies of foot pain, impairment, and disability in rheumatic diseases. In 2008, Keith was awarded a fellowship from the Society of Podiatrists for his contribution to podiatric research. In 2016 was appointed as a fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (Glasgow). Keith is the editor of the textbook management of chronic conditions in the foot and lower leg. Keith is currently editor-in-chief (Australia) for the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.
Adelaide born and bred, Brenda brings her local knowledge to add value to the 2019 National Conference.
A current director of APodA and immediate past-President of the APodC, Brenda has been involved in governance or leadership roles at both state or national level for over 17 years. She has advocated on behalf of the profession in state and federal political spheres and spoken on behalf of podiatry at numerous health stakeholder forums.
Graduating from SA Institute of Technology (now Uni SA) in 1987, she managed her own practice for 20 years, before selling in late 2007. Since then, she has continued as a locum clinician, experiencing a wide variety of clinical environments.
Brenda holds a Cert IV TAE, having delivered allied health assistant training and infection control seminars. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation.