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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney, 14/12/2012
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry)(Honours), University of Western Sydney, 26/04/2008
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 12/12/2008

Research

Research keywords

  • Lower limb muscle cramps
  • Systematic reviews

Research expertise

Dr Fiona Hawke's doctoral research focused on the impact and correlates of lower limb muscle cramps in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and in adults without neurological disease.

Fiona is an authoring member of the Cochrane Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular and Heart Groups.

PUBLICATIONS

Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J. Impact of nocturnal calf cramping on quality of sleep and health-related quality of life. Quality of life research. 2013;22:1281-1286.

Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J. Factors associated with night-time calf muscle cramps: a case-control study. Muscle & Nerve 2013:47(3):339-343.

Letter: Hawke F, Burns J. New Evidence for Stretching for Preventing Nocturnal Cramps. Archives of Internal Medicine (Journal of the American Medical Association) 2012;172(22):1770-1771.

Hawke F, Burns J. Custom foot orthoses for foot pain: What does the evidence say? Foot & Ankle International. 2012;33(12):1161-1163.

Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J. Unknotting night-time muscle cramp: a survey of patient experience, help-seeking behaviour and perceived treatment effectiveness. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2012, 5:7 (15 March 2012) http://www.jfootankleres.com/content/5/1/7

Hawke F, Chuter V, Walter KEL, Burns J. Non-drug therapies for lower limb muscle cramps. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD008496. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008496.pub2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008496.pub2/full

Hawke F, Ryan M, Ouvrier R, Burns J. Calf cramp in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: Prevalence and predictors. Neurology December 13, 2011. 77:2115-8. http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2011/11/30/WNL.0b013e31823d76aa.abstract

Hawke F, Burns J, Landorf, K. ‘Evidence-based podiatry: the importance of systematic reviews in clinical practice’. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2009, 99(3):260-266. Abstract available online at: http://www.japmaonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/3/260

Hawke FE, Burns J. ‘Understanding the nature and mechanism of foot pain’. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009, 2(1): doi:10.1186/1757-1146-2-1. Available online at: www.jfootankleres.com/content/2/1/1

Hawke F, Burns J, Radford JA, du Toit V. Custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006801. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006801.pub2. Available online at: www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD006801/frame.html

Klupp NL, Chang D, Hawke F, Kiat H, Grant SJ, Bensoussan A. Ganoderma lucidum for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD007259. www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD007259/frame.html

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Congress, Busan, South Korea, 2014 [Award for Best Paper]

Peripheral Nerve Society Conference, St Malo, France, 2013

International Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Consortium, Antwerp, Belgium, 2013

Australasian Podiatry Council Conference, Sydney, 2013

International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics congress, Sydney, 2012

University of Sydney Medical School Postgraduate conference, 2011

Australasian Podiatry Conference, Melbourne, 2011

Podiatry New Zealand Conference, Wellington, 2010

University of Sydney Medical School Postgraduate conference, 2010

Australian Podiatry Association (NSW) Conference, Sydney, 2010

Australasian Podiatry Council Conference, Gold Coast, 2009 [Award for Best New Investigator]

International Association for the Study of Pain: 12th World Congress of Pain, Glasgow, Scotland, 2008

International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy, 2008

Diabetic Foot Study Group, Lucca, Italy, 2008

POLITICAL IMPACT

Dr Fiona Hawke's research was referred to in the House of Representatives on 26th November 2012 to support Throsby's private member's motion on Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110300Clinical Sciences100

Awards

Distinction.

2007Dean’s Merit List
University of Western Sydney (Australia)
Grade point average of 6.0 or greater and within the top 10% of cohort
2006Dean’s Merit List
University of Western Sydney (Australia)
Grade point average of 6.0 or greater and within the top 10% of cohort
2005Dean’s Merit List
University of Western Sydney (Australia)
Grade point average of 6.0 or greater and within the top 10% of cohort
2004Dean’s Merit List
University of Western Sydney (Australia)
Grade point average of 6.0 or greater and within the top 10% of cohort
2002Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Academic Excellence

Recognition.

2012Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
For creating the Paediatrics Lower Limb Clinic at The University of Newcastle Student Podiatry Clinic, Wyong Hospital.
2009Teacher Recognition Award (Hunter)
Australian College of Educators (Australia)
For excellence in tertiary teaching

Research Award.

2014Alex Stacoff Memorial Award
International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Congress (Korea, Republic Of)
Awarded for Best Paper at the 2014 International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Congress in Busan, Republic of Korea, for the paper ‘Are lower limb biomechanical factors associated with night-time calf cramps in adults? A case-control study’.
2009Best New Investigator Award at the Australasian Podiatry Council Conference
Australasian Podiatry Council (Australia)
Best New Investigator
2008Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts Award in Health
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (Australia)
Award in Health
2008University Medal for Academic Excellence
University of Western Sydney (Australia)
1st Class Honours and highest Honours mark in the Faculty of Health

Collaboration

Fiona has published papers that resulted from collaborations with the following institutions:

• The Institute of Neuromuscular Research, The Children Hospital Westmead

• Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney

• Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

• Department of Podiatry, Faculty of Health, The University of Western Sydney

• Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University

• The Centre of Complementary Medicine Research, the University of Western Sydney

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Dr Fiona Hawke is a member of the School of Health Sciences Research and Research Training Committee (2010 to present).

Fiona is the Central Coast Campus Early Career Researcher Advocate for the School of Health Sciences.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Evidence-based podiatry
  • Lower limb problems in children
  • Professional podiatry practice
  • Rheumatology

Teaching expertise

Dr Fiona Hawke coordinates PDTY3104 Podiatric Specialisations and PDTY2202 Podiatric Medicine.

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Publications

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Journal article (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J, 'Factors associated with night-time calf muscle cramps: A casecontrol study', MUSCLE & NERVE, 47 339-343 (2013) [C1]
2013Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J, 'Impact of nocturnal calf cramping on quality of sleep and health-related quality of life', Quality of Life Research, 22 1281-1286 (2013) [C1]
2012Hawke FE, Chuter VH, Walter KEL, Burns J, 'Non-drug therapies for lower limb muscle cramps', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012 CD008496 (2012) [C1]
2012Hawke FE, Chuter VH, Burns J, 'Unknotting night-time muscle cramp: A survey of patient experience, help-seeking behaviour and perceived treatment effectiveness', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5 1-8 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Vivienne Chuter

2012Hawke FE, Burns J, 'New evidence for stretching for preventing nocturnal cramps', Archives of Internal Medicine, 172 1770-1771 (2012) [C3]
2012Hawke FE, Burns J, 'Brief report: Custom foot orthoses for foot pain: What does the evidence say?', Foot & Ankle International, 33 1161-1163 (2012) [C3]
2011Hawke FE, Ryan MM, Ouvrier RA, Burns J, 'Muscle cramp in pediatric Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A: Prevalence and predictors', Neurology, 77 2115-2118 (2011) [C1]
2009Hawke FE, Burns J, 'Understanding the nature and mechanism of foot pain', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2 1-11 (2009) [C1]
2009Hawke F, Burns J, Landorf KB, 'Evidence-based podiatric medicine', Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 99 260-266 (2009) [C1]
2009Hawke FE, Burns J, Landorf KB, 'Evidence-based podiatric medicine: importance of systematic reviews in clinical practice', Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 99 260-266 (2009) [C1]
2008Hawke FE, Burns J, Radford JA, Du Toit V, 'Custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CD006801 (2008) [C1]
2008Klupp NL, Chang D, Hawke FE, Kiat H, Grant SJ, Bensoussan A, 'Ganoderma lucidum for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CD007259 (2008) [C1]
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Conference (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J, 'Things that go bump in the night: searching for therapeutic targets and underlying mechanisms of night-time calf cramps', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Sydney (2013) [E3]
2013Hawke F, Chuter V, Ryan MM, Ouvrier RA, Burns J, 'CALF CRAMPS IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH AND WITHOUT PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY ARE INDEPENDENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH NEUROLOGICAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS', JOURNAL OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, Saint Malo, FRANCE (2013) [E3]
2013Sadler S, Hawke F, Sonter J, Chuter V, 'Toe brachial blood pressure measurement after 5, 10, and 15 minutes of rest', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Sadler S, Chuter V, Hawke F, 'Effect of pre-test rest duration on toe and ankle systolic blood pressure measurements', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
2012Hawke FE, Ryan MM, Ouvrier RA, Burns J, 'Correlates of calf cramp in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011Hawke FE, Walter K, Chuter VH, Burns J, 'Treating lower limb muscle cramps: A Cochrane systematic review', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Vivienne Chuter

2011Hawke FE, Ryan M, Ouvrier R, Burns J, 'Calf cramp in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: Searching for therapeutic targets', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E3]
2009Hawke FE, Burns J, Radford J, Du Toit V, 'Custom foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain: A Cochrane systematic review', Australasian Podiatry Conference 2009: Book of Abstracts, Gold Coast, QLD (2009) [E3]
2008Hawke FE, Burns J, Radford J, Du Toit V, 'Custom foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain : A systematic review', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Bologna, Italy (2008) [E3]
2008Hawke FE, Burns J, Radford JA, Du Toit V, 'Custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Bologna, Italy (2008) [E3]
2008Hawke FE, Burns J, 'Translating research to practice: Systematic reviews for the diabetic foot', Diabetic Foot Study Group Annual Meeting: Abstracts, Lucca, Italy (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$10,200

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2014 (1 grants)

International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Congress, Busan South Korea, 8-11 April 2014$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Doctor Fiona Hawke
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020142014
GNo:G1400397

2013 (1 grants)

2013 Peripheral Nerve Society meeting, Palais des Congres, Le Grand Large, Saint-Malo, Brittany, FRANCE, 29 June - 3 July 2013$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Doctor Fiona Hawke
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020132013
GNo:G1300821

2011 (1 grants)

Australasian Podiatry Conference 2011, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, 26 - 29 April 2011$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Doctor Fiona Hawke
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020112011
GNo:G1100142

2010 (1 grants)

Podiatry New Zealand Conference 2010, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand, 2 - 4 September 2010$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Doctor Fiona Hawke
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020102010
GNo:G1000703

2009 (2 grants)

Interventions for night cramps: a Cochrane systematic review$1,750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Fiona Hawke
SchemeRole
New Staff (Equipment) GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,75020092009
GNo:G1000883

Interventions for night cramps: a Cochrane systematic review$250
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Fiona Hawke
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25020092009
GNo:G0190276

2008 (1 grants)

The International Foot and ANkle Biomechanics Congress, Bologna, Italy, 4/9/2008 - 6/9/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Fiona Hawke
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189204
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.1

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
20132021PhD (Oral Health)Co-Supervisor"Smiles Not Tears" Oral Health Education Program for Aboriginal Health Workers
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Dr Fiona Hawke

Work Phone(02) 4349 4549
Email
PositionLecturer
Podiatry Discipline
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPodiatry
Office
131,
Health Precinct Offices,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/fiona-hawke