Dr Andrea Coda

Dr Andrea Coda

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Andrea’s research interests comprise of paediatric rheumatology, juvenile diabetes (T1DM), type 2 diabetes, joint hypermobility syndrome, 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 published 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. Dr Coda 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 Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle - Australia.

In 2015, Andrea was appointed ‘Research Ethics Advisor’ (REA) for the Faculty of Health and Medicine and member of the Human Research Ethic Committee (HREC) at UON. 

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Research Expertise

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

Teaching Expertise

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

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 PDTY2204 (Professional Practice). Research Ethics Advisor (REA) for the Faculty of Health and Medicine; active member of the Human Research Ethic Committee (HREC) at UON.

Collaborations

- 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, Australia - Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK - Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, UK - Glasgow Caledonian University, UK - Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (UK). - Hebei Medical University, China - Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China - National Institute for Nutrition and Health - China. Ottawa University, Canada.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Queen Margaret University - Scotland
  • Bachelor of Science (Podiatry)(Honours), Queen Margaret University - Scotland

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Gait Analysis
  • Juvenile Diabetes T1DM
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Plantar Pressure Analysis
  • Podiatry
  • Podopaediatric
  • Type 2 Diabetes

Languages

  • Italian (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110318 Podiatry 40
110601 Biomechanics 40
111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2008 - 1/05/2013 Podiatry Lecturer Queen Margaret University
United Kingdom

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2011 Best Research Presentation - Doctoral Conference
Queen Margaret University - Edinburgh
2011 Best research presentation
Foot & Ankle Scotland - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PDTY3101 Advanced Paediatric and Adult Foot Management
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 15/07/2013 - 13/10/2049
PDTY2204 Professional Practice
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 15/07/2013 - 13/10/2049
HLSC4300 Literature Review
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 15/07/2016 - 13/10/2049
HLSC4401 Health Science Honours I
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 15/07/2013 - 13/10/2049
HLSC4402 Health Science Honours II
The University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 15/07/2013 - 13/10/2049
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Coda A, Carline T, Santos D, Foot orthoses in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 512 (2015) [A2]

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hawke, Peterson B, Gasser J, Pacey V, Coda A, 'Physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb pain in children with joint hypermobility syndrome: a systematic review protocol', Applied Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs, 3 1-3 (2016)
DOI 10.2174/2213476X03666160504115205
Co-authors Fiona Hawke
2016 Coda A, Jones J, Grech D, Singh Grewal D, 'Survey of parent and carer experiences and expectations of paediatric rheumatology care in New South Wales', Australian Health Review, (2016)
DOI 10.1071/AH16061
2016 Brosseau L, Toupin-April K, Wells G, Smith CA, Pugh AG, Stinson JN, et al., 'Ottawa Panel Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Foot Care in the Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97 1163-1181 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.Objective: To create evidence-based guidelines evaluating foot care interventions for the management of juvenile idiopathic ar... [more]

© 2016 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.Objective: To create evidence-based guidelines evaluating foot care interventions for the management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Data Sources: An electronic literature search of the following databases from database inception to May 2015 was conducted: MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE (Ovid), Cochrane CENTRAL, and clinicaltrials.gov. Study Selection: The Ottawa Panel selection criteria targeted studies that assessed foot care or foot orthotic interventions for the management of JIA in those aged 0 to =18 years. The Physiotherapy Evidence Database scale was used to evaluate study quality, of which only high-quality studies were included (score, =5). A total of 362 records were screened, resulting in 3 full-text articles and 1 additional citation containing supplementary information included for the analysis. Data Extraction: Two reviewers independently extracted study data (intervention, comparator, outcome, time period, study design) from the included studies by using standardized data extraction forms. Directed by Cochrane Collaboration methodology, the statistical analysis produced figures and graphs representing the strength of intervention outcomes and their corresponding grades (A, B, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-). Clinical significance was achieved when an improvement of =30% between the intervention and control groups was present, whereas P>.05 indicated statistical significance. An expert panel Delphi consensus (=80%) was required for the endorsement of recommendations. Data Synthesis: All included studies were of high quality and analyzed the effects of multidisciplinary foot care, customized foot orthotics, and shoe inserts for the management of JIA. Custom-made foot orthotics and prefabricated shoe inserts displayed the greatest improvement in pain intensity, activity limitation, foot pain, and disability reduction (grades A, C+). Conclusions: The use of customized foot orthotics and prefabricated shoe inserts seems to be a good choice for managing foot pain and function in JIA.

DOI 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.11.011
2015 Fellas A, Coda A, Hawke FE, 'Physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb problems in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: a systematic review (protocol).', Applied Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs, 2 69-72 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.2174/2213476X02666150917174951
Co-authors Fiona Hawke
2015 Coda A, Santos D, 'Repeatability and Reproducibility of the F-Scan System in Healthy Children', Journal of Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Sports Medicine, 1 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.19104/jorm.2015.104
2014 Coda 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) [C1]

Introduction: There is limited evidence supporting the podiatric treatment of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). This multicentre randomised controlled trial aimed... [more]

Introduction: There is limited evidence supporting the podiatric treatment of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). This multicentre randomised controlled trial aimed to determine whether preformed foot orthoses (FOs) impacted on pain and quality of life (QoL) in children with JIA. Methods: Eligible children were randomised to receive either 'fitted ' FOs with customised chair-side corrections or 'control' FOs made without corrections. Changes in pain and QoL were measured using a visual analogue scale and Paediatric Quality of Life questionnaire, respectively. JIA children were assessed at baseline, 3 months and 6 months. Results: 60 children were recruited. 179 out of a possible 180 assessments (99.4%) were completed. A statistically significant greater difference in pain reduction (baseline - 6 months) was seen between the two groups favouring fitted FOs (p=0.029). The reduction in pain in the fitted FOs group was clinically important (8 mm). Significant differences in QoL favouring fitted FOs were also identi fied as measured by the children and independently by their parents/carers. Conclusions: Fitted FOs may reduce pain and improve QoL in selected children with JIA. Trial registration number: NCT02001844.

DOI 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305166
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2014 Coda A, Carline T, Santos D, 'Repeatability and reproducibility of the Tekscan HR-Walkway system in healthy children', Foot, 24 49-55 (2014) [C1]

This study investigated the repeatability and reproducibility of the HR Walkway system with regards to peak pressure values (PP) and pressure time integral (PTI) in healthy childr... [more]

This study investigated the repeatability and reproducibility of the HR Walkway system with regards to peak pressure values (PP) and pressure time integral (PTI) in healthy children, ranging between 5 and 18 years of age. Subjects recruited took part in two non-invasive clinical assessments, at baseline and 1 week later. Gait analysis was carried out using the PP box approach, and plantar foot recording was divided into 10 anatomical areas. The PP and PTI was investigated for the left, right and both feet accounted together. Interclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) test was adopted for statistical analysis. Overall, 30 healthy patients were recruited and 60 appointments were completed, 53.3% (n= 16) were female and 46.7% (n= 14) were male. Mean age was 13.3 years (SD. = 4.5), with an age-range of 5-18.6 years old. Results indicated that for all variables tested the repeatability data were 'good' ICC for 73.8% (n= 121) and 'moderate' ICC for 26.2% (n= 43). For all variables tested, the reproducibility data showed that 'good' ICC for 70.7% (n= 58) and 'moderate' ICC for 29.3% (n= 24). In conclusion, the HR Walkway system is able to provide repeatable and reproducible data. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.foot.2014.02.004
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Conference (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Girones-Garcia X, Seivane O, Martin M, Coda A, 'eVAS - La Digitalitzacio' de l'escala visual analogica, una forma digital, precisa i fiable de mesurar i fer un segment del dolor (Catalonia, Spain)' (2016)
2016 Santos D, Coda A, 'Podiatric management in children diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Scotland' (2016)
2016 Coda A, 'Level of Care and Services provided to Children with Rheumatic Disease in New South Wales' (2016)
2016 Coda A, Hawke F, Cassidy S, West K, Hendry G, Grech D, et al., 'Health professionals¿ and nurses¿ confidence in managing paediatric rheumatic disease in Australia' (2016)
Co-authors Fiona Hawke
2015 Coda A, 'Paediatric Rheumatology Care in New South Wales', . (2015) [O1]
2015 Coda A, 'Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis' (2015) [O1]
2015 Coda A, Blakemore T, Jones R, Ey J, Percy N, Sutton D, 'The Hunter Region Leading Australia Towards Zero Waste' (2015) [O1]
2015 Coda A, Jones J, Grech D, Singh Grewal D, 'What are the experiences and expectations of paediatric rheumatic diseases?' (2015) [O1]
2015 Coda A, 'The clinical role of podiatrists working as part of the multidisciplinary team in Paediatric Rheumatology' (2015) [O1]
2015 Coda A, 'Use of Pressure Mapping In Biomechanical Assessments and review of orthotic prescriptions ¿ A Practical Guide', Australian Podiatry Association (2015) [O1]
2015 Coda A, 'Use of pressure mapping in the management of the High Risk Foot evaluating offloading measures', Australian Podiatry Association (2015) [E3]
2015 Coda A, 'Podiatric treatment option in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)', Australian Podiatry Association (2015) [O1]
2014 Coda A, 'Paediatric Rheumatology', Podiatric Medicine 101 (2014) [E3]
2013 Coda A, Fowlie P, Davidson J, Walsh J, Carline T, Santos D, 'Foot Orthoses in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)', International Federation of Podiatrists (2013) [E3]
2012 Coda A, Davidson J, Walsh J, Fowlie P, Carline T, Santos D, 'Pre-Formed Orthoses in Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis: results from an RCT', RHEUMATOLOGY (2012) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2012 Coda A, Davidson J, Fowlie P, Walsh J, Carline T, Santos D, 'FOOT ORTHOSES IN JIA: RESULTS FROM A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL', RHEUMATOLOGY (2012) [E3]
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Coda A, Blakemore T, Jones R, Percy N, Ey J, Sutton D, 'The Hunter Region: Leading Australia Towards Zero Waste', Hunternet (2015) [O1]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Coda 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

Summary

Number of grants 14
Total funding $48,382

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20163 grants / $19,245

Early Career Researcher Equipment Grant$18,150

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Scheme Research Advantage Early Career Researcher Equipment Grant funding round
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

PReS (Paediatric Rheumatology European Society) Conference (Genova - Italy)$595

Funding body: The University of Sydney

Funding body The University of Sydney
Scheme -
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

International Research Fellowship - UManresa (FUB - Barcelona), Catalonia, Spain $500

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Scheme Support funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20155 grants / $7,407

Hunternet, Future Leaders Program$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Andrea Coda

Scheme Hunternet
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

RHD Student Exchange Program$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Andrea Coda

Scheme RHD Student Exchange Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Australasian Podiatric Rheumatology Association $857

Funding body: Auckland University of Technology

Funding body Auckland University of Technology
Scheme .
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

The Hunter Region: Leading Australia Towards Zero Waste$800

Funding body: Enterprise and Career Education Foundation

Funding body Enterprise and Career Education Foundation
Scheme .
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N

Regenerate - Australian Podiatry Conference, Gold Coast QLD, 6-8 May 2015$750

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Andrea Coda
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500292
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20144 grants / $13,616

Faculty Equipment for Plantar Pressure Analysis$9,515

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Dr Andrea Coda

Scheme Research Experiment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

School of Health Science Equipment Grant for Plantar Pressure Analysis$2,600

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Dr Andrea Coda

Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Andrea Coda
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400637
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

‘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

Funding body PhysioTools
Project Team

Andrea Coda

Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20132 grants / $8,114

Gait Analysis Sensors - Faculty Equipment for Plantar Pressure Analysis$8,113

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Andrea Coda

Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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

Funding body Clarks
Project Team

Andrea Coda

Scheme Donation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.95

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Paediatric Rheumatology - Podiatric Intervention in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Multicentre RCT)
PhD (Podiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD An Investigation into Ankle Joint Dorsiflexion, Musculoskeletal Injury, Arch Height, Foot Pressure and Diabetes in Association with Poor Foot Health Outcomes in an Aboriginal Population
PhD (Aboriginal Studies), The Wollotuka Institute, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD An Investigation into the Associations of Foot Health in an Aboriginal Population
Indigenous Health, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2016 Honours Lower Limb Rehabilitation Therapies in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) - a National Survey
Paediatrics, The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Physical and mechanical therapy for lower limb problems in juvenile idiopathic arthritis - Systematic Review
Podiatry, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Muscle Strength and Gait in Healthy Children
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2015 Unknown Paediatric Rheumatology survey - allied health professionals and nurses education in Australia
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2015 Unknown Physical and mechanical therapy for lower limb problems in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Muscle Strength and Gait in Healthy Children
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

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Country Count of Publications
United Kingdom 5
Australia 3
Canada 1
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News

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December 9, 2014

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Dr Andrea Coda

Position

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

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