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Biography

Andrea’s research interests comprise of paediatric rheumatology, podopadiatric, biomechanics, sport injuries, orthotic management and musculoskeletal problems. As part of his PhD study, Andrea has carried out a multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) to investigate the clinical effectiveness of foot orthoses on pain, quality of life and gait dynamics of patients diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). This work is providing new research evidence for podiatrists working within the paediatric rheumatology multidisciplinary team.

Andrea has presented his work at several national and international conferences and is actively involved in providing podiatric care for professional athletes and children.

Andrea qualified as Podiatrist in 2007, he has been previously lecturing at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh – UK) till June 2013.

In July 2013, Andrea joined the Podiatry Team at the University of Newcastle - Australia.

 

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Qualifications

  • PhD, Queen Margaret University - Scotland, 05/07/2013
  • Bachelor of Science (Podiatry)(Honours), Queen Margaret University - Scotland, 12/11/2008

Research

Research keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Gait Analysis
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Podopaediatric

Research expertise

  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Podopaediatric
  • Gait Analysis
  • Plantar Pressure Analysis (barefoot and in-shoes)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Podiatric Health

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110601Biomechanics40
110318Podiatry40
111701Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health20

Awards

Research Award.

2011Best research presentation
Foot & Ankle Scotland - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
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2011Best Research Presentation - Doctoral Conference
Queen Margaret University - Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
The role of podiatrists within the paediatric rheumatology team

Collaboration

  • Westmead Children Hospital (Sydney)
  • Sydney Children Hospital
  • John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle)
  • The University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University (Sydney)
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Wollotuka Institute - University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh (UK)
  • Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (UK).

Administrative

Administrative expertise

  • Course Coordinator for Health Science Honours - Central Coast Campus
  • Course Coordinator for PDTY3101 (Advanced Paediatric and Adult Foot Management Course)
  • Course Coordinator for PDTY2205 (Diabetes and Wound Management)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Podiatry

Teaching expertise

  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Podopaediatric
  • Gait Analysis
  • Plantar Pressure Analysis (barefoot and in-shoes)
  • MSK
  • Sport Injuries
  • Clinical Management
  • Foot Orthosis Manufacturing
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Publications

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Journal article (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Coda A, Carline T, Santos D, 'Repeatability and reproducibility of the Tekscan HR-Walkway system in healthy children', Foot, (2014)
2014Coda A, Fowlie PW, Davidson JE, Walsh J, Carline T, Santos D, 'Foot orthoses in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A randomised controlled trial', Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99 649-651 (2014)
2014Coda A, Carline T, Santos D, 'Repeatability and reproducibility of the Tekscan HR-Walkway system in healthy children', Foot, 24 49-55 (2014)

Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Coda A, 'Podiatric treatment in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)', Podiatric Medicine 101, Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney (2014)
2013Coda A, Fowlie P, Davidson J, Walsh J, Carline T, Santos D, 'Foot Orthoses in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)', International Federation of Podiatrists, Rome - Italy (2013) [E3]
2012Coda A, Davidson J, Walsh J, Fowlie P, Carline T, Santos D, 'Pre-Formed Orthoses in Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis: results from an RCT', RHEUMATOLOGY, Glasgow, SCOTLAND (2012) [E3]
2012Coda A, Davidson J, Fowlie P, Walsh J, Carline T, Santos D, 'FOOT ORTHOSES IN JIA: RESULTS FROM A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL', RHEUMATOLOGY, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND (2012) [E3]
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Coda A, A single blinded randomised controlled trial, to investigate the clinical effectiveness of pre-formed semi-rigid foot orthoses, on pain, quality of life and the dynamics of gait of patients diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK (2013)
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants6
Total funding$21,730

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2014 (4 grants)

Faculty Equipment for Plantar Pressure Analysis$9,515
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

SchemeRole
Research Equipment Grant Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,51520142014
GNo:184679359

School of Health Science Equipment Grant for Plantar Pressure Analysis$2,600
Funding Body: The University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Faculty of Health and Medicine Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,60020142015
GNo:185657013

Rheumatology Summit - From Basic Immune Understanding to Clinical Breakthroughs, Baltimore USA, 29 September 2014 - 1 October 2014.$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Andrea Coda
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020142014
GNo:G1400637

‘PhysioTools’; software for customized rehabilitation exercise program – used for clinical teaching purposes; donated for FREE to the Schools of Health Science – UoN; Worth approximately $2,000$1
Funding Body: PhysioTools

SchemeRole
FinlandChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$120142014
GNo:184859906

2013 (2 grants)

Gait Analysis Sensors - Faculty Equipment for Plantar Pressure Analysis$8,113
Funding Body: The University of Newcastle - NSW -

SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,11320132015
GNo:184832452

Full range of Clark Shoes – used for research & teaching purposes for in-shoes plantar pressure analysis; donated for FREE to the Schools of Health Science; worth approximately $1,000.$1
Funding Body: Clarks - UK

SchemeRole
DonationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$120132013
GNo:184859894
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.5

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142015Honours Podiatry
The University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorMuscle Strength and Gait in Healthy Children
20132015PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation into the Associations of Foot Health in an Aboriginal Population
20122015PHD Indigenous Health
The University of Newcastle - Wollotuka Institute
Co-SupervisorAn Investigation into the Associations of Foot Health in an Aboriginal Population
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Dr Andrea Coda

Email
PositionLecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/