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.

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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 PDTY2205 (Diabetes and Wound Management)

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

Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Gait Analysis
  • Juvenile Diabetes T1DM
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • 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
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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, Carline, Santos, Foot orthoses in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 512 (2015)

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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)
DOI 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305166
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 - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Coda A, Carline T, Santos D, 'Repeatability and reproducibility of the Tekscan HR-Walkway system in healthy children', Foot, 24 49-55 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.foot.2014.02.004
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 (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Coda A, 'Use of Pressure Mapping In Biomechanical Assessments and review of orthotic prescriptions ¿ A Practical Guide', Australian Podiatry Association, Gold Coast (2015)
2015 Coda A, 'Use of pressure mapping in the management of the High Risk Foot evaluating offloading measures', Australian Podiatry Association, Gold Coast (2015)
2015 Coda A, 'Podiatric treatment option in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)', Australian Podiatry Association, Gold Coast - QLD (2015)
2014 Coda A, 'Paediatric Rheumatology', Podiatric Medicine 101, Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney (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, Rome - Italy (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, Glasgow, SCOTLAND (2012) [E3]
2012 Coda 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)

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 9
Total funding $27,480

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


20153 grants / $5,750

Hunternet, Future Leaders Program$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Hunternet
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Physical and mechanical therapy for lower limb problems in juvenile idiopathic arthritis - Systematic Review
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2015 Physical and mechanical therapy for lower limb problems in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2014 Muscle Strength and Gait in Healthy Children
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2013 An Investigation into the Associations of Foot Health in an Aboriginal Population
Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 An Investigation into the Associations of Foot Health in an Aboriginal Population
Indigenous Health, Unknown
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Muscle Strength and Gait in Healthy Children
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2015 Paediatric Rheumatology survey - allied health professionals and nurses education in Australia
Podiatry, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Andrea Coda

Position

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email andrea.coda@newcastle.edu.au
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