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Dr Fiona Hawke

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences (Podiatry)

Career Summary

Biography

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.

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

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.

Collaborations
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


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Podiatry)(Honours), University of Western Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Evidence-based podiatry
  • Indigenous health
  • Lower limb muscle cramps
  • Lower limb problems in children
  • Professional podiatry practice
  • Rheumatology
  • Systematic reviews

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2015 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2008 -  Membership - School of Health Sciences Research and Research Training Committee School of Health Sciences Research and Research Training Committee
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/06/2010 Research Assistant University of Western Sydney
Centre for Complimentary Medicine Research
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2011 - 1/03/2012 Clinical podiatrist Waratah Medical Centre
Australia
1/03/2008 - 1/08/2011 Clincial podiatrist Cardiff Podiatry Clinic
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/11/2007 Podiatry Assistant Newcastle Family and Sports Podiatry
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2007 Dean’s Merit List
University of Western Sydney
2006 Dean’s Merit List
University of Western Sydney
2005 Dean’s Merit List
University of Western Sydney
2004 Dean’s Merit List
University of Western Sydney
2002 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence
University of Newcastle

Recognition

Year Award
2012 Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award
Unknown
2009 Teacher Recognition Award (Hunter)
Australian College of Educators

Research Award

Year Award
2014 Alex Stacoff Memorial Award
Unknown
2009 Best New Investigator Award at the Australasian Podiatry Council Conference
Unknown
2008 Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts Award in Health
Unknown
2008 University Medal for Academic Excellence
University of Western Sydney
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Hawke FE, Chuter VH, 'Forefoot Entities', Management of Chronic Conditions in the Foot and Lower Leg, Churchill Livingstone, London 70-109 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter

Journal article (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Sadler SG, Hawke FE, Chuter VH, 'The effect of pretest rest time on automated measures of toe systolic blood pressure and the toe brachial index.', Blood Press Monit, (2015)
DOI 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000126 Author URL
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2015 Klupp NL, Chang D, Hawke FE, Kiat H, Cao H, Grant SJ, Bensoussan A, 'Ganoderma lucidum mushroom for the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 17 1-54 (2015)
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD007259.pub2
2014 Sadler S, Chuter V, Hawke F, 'A systematic review of the effect of pre-test rest duration on toe and ankle systolic blood pressure measurements.', BMC Research Notes, 7 1-4 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-7-213
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2013 Hawke FE, Chuter VH, Ryan M, Ouvrier R, Burns J, 'Calf cramps in children and adults with and without peripheral neuropathy are independently associated with neurological signs and symptoms', J Peripher Nerv Syst, 18 46-46 (2013)
2013 Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J, 'Factors associated with night-time calf muscle cramps: A casecontrol study', MUSCLE & NERVE, 47 339-343 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/mus.23531 Author URL
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2013 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, 22 1281-1286 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11136-012-0274-8 Author URL
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2012 Hawke FE, Burns J, 'New evidence for stretching for preventing nocturnal cramps', Archives of Internal Medicine, 172 1770-1771 (2012) [C3]
Citations Web of Science - 2
2012 Hawke FE, Burns J, 'Brief report: Custom foot orthoses for foot pain: What does the evidence say?', Foot & Ankle International, 33 1161-1163 (2012) [C3]
2012 Hawke FE, Chuter VH, Walter KEL, Burns J, 'Non-drug therapies for lower limb muscle cramps', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012 CD008496 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008496.pub2
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2012 Blyton FE, Ryan MM, Ouvrier RA, Burns J, 'Correlates of calf cramp in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5 O16-O16 (2012)
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-5-S1-O16
2012 Hawke 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]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2011 Hawke F, Walter K, Chuter V, Burns J, 'Treating lower limb muscle cramps: a Cochrane systematic review', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 4 O17-O17 (2011)
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-4-S1-O17
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2011 Hawke F, 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, 4 O18-O18 (2011)
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-4-S1-O18
2011 Hawke 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]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2009 Hawke FE, Burns J, 'Understanding the nature and mechanism of foot pain', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2 1-11 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-2-1
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
2009 Hawke F, Burns J, Landorf KB, 'Evidence-based podiatric medicine', Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 99 260-266 (2009) [C1]

Due to the exponential increase in the quantity and quality of podiatric medicine-related research during the past decade, podiatric physicians are inundated with an insurmountabl... [more]

Due to the exponential increase in the quantity and quality of podiatric medicine-related research during the past decade, podiatric physicians are inundated with an insurmountable volume of research relevant to clinical practice. Systematic reviews can refine this literature by using explicit, rigorous, and reproducible methods to identify, critically appraise, and synthesize the best evidence from all clinical trials to answer clearly defined clinical questions. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit organization created to improve the user-friendliness and accessibility of medical literature mainly through preparing and maintaining systematic reviews of health-care interventions. The Cochrane Library currently contains more than 50 podiatric medicine-relevant systematic reviews summarizing and synthesizing evidence from many hundreds of randomized controlled trials evaluating interventions for foot problems. Although more than 60 countries worldwide have open online access to The Cochrane Library, in the United States, only the state of Wyoming has free access to full-text reviews. In an era demanding an evidence-based approach for every clinical intervention, high-quality systematic reviews streamline podiatric medical literature by reducing the time, cost, and training necessary to establish a solid evidence base for practice.

Citations Scopus - 3
2009 Hawke 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]
DOI 10.7547/0980260
Citations Web of Science - 2
2008 Hawke 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]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006801.pub2
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 27
2008 Klupp 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]
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007259
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Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J, 'Are lower limb biomechanical factors associated with night-time calf cramps in adults? A case-control study', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Busan, Korea (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-7-S1-A31
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2013 Hawke 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]
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-6-S1-O14 Author URL
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2013 Sadler 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]
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-6-S1-O33 Author URL
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2013 Hawke 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]
Author URL
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2013 Sadler 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]
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-6-S1-P13 Author URL
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2012 Hawke 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]
2011 Hawke 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]
2011 Hawke 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
2009 Hawke 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]
2008 Hawke 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]
2008 Hawke FE, Burns J, 'Translating research to practice: Systematic reviews for the diabetic foot', Diabetic Foot Study Group Annual Meeting: Abstracts, Lucca, Italy (2008) [E3]
2008 Hawke 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]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $10,200

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


20141 grants / $1,500

International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Congress, Busan South Korea, 8-11 April 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 Fiona Hawke
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400397
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,500

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 and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Fiona Hawke
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300821
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $2,000

Australasian Podiatry Conference 2011, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, 26 - 29 April 2011$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Fiona Hawke
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100142
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $1,500

Podiatry New Zealand Conference 2010, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand, 2 - 4 September 2010$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 Fiona Hawke
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000703
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20092 grants / $2,000

Interventions for night cramps: a Cochrane systematic review$1,750

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Fiona Hawke
Scheme New Staff (Equipment) Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G1000883
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Interventions for night cramps: a Cochrane systematic review$250

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Fiona Hawke
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190276
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,700

The International Foot and ANkle Biomechanics Congress, Bologna, Italy, 4/9/2008 - 6/9/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Fiona Hawke
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189204
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 "Smiles Not Tears" Oral Health Education Program for Aboriginal Health Workers
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Fiona Hawke

Position

Lecturer
Podiatry Discipline
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Podiatry

Contact Details

Email fiona.hawke@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4349 4549

Office

Room 131
Building Health Precinct Offices
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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