Staff Profile


Career Summary


  • PhD, University of Sydney, 06/12/2007
  • Bachelor of Podiatry (Hons), La Trobe University, 06/12/1999
  • Bachelor of Podiatry, La Trobe University, 03/12/1998


Research keywords

  • Biomechanics

Research expertise

I have done extensive research in to the effect of foot orthoses and footwear modification on lower limb function. This has involved the use of 3D motion capture system to calculate change in rearfoot kinematincs and kinetics and kinetics at the knee joint following intervention with foot orthoses and diffeferent types of footwear.

An intial longitudinal clinical trial also examined the long-term effect of foot orthoses on gait characteristics in a healthy adult populations with the aim to develop and evidence -based approach to podiatric practice.

Fields of Research

119999Medical And Health Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified100


Teaching keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Podiatric biomechanics

Teaching expertise

Podiatric biomechanics

Specifically anatomy and biomechanics of joints of the lower limb and foot and podiatric biomechanical theory.

Diabetes and wound care

Management of the high risk foot including neurovascular assessment, risk massessment and multidisciplinary care.

All aspects of pedal wound management



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Journal article (21 outputs)

2014Barwick AL, de Jonge XA, Tessier JW, Ho A, Chuter VH, 'The effect of diabetic neuropathy on foot bones: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', Diabet Med, 31 136-147 (2014)
2013Hawke F, Chuter V, Burns J, 'Factors associated with night-time calf muscle cramps: A casecontrol study', MUSCLE & NERVE, 47 339-343 (2013) [C1]
2013Chuter VH, Casey SL, 'Effect of Premeasurement Rest Time on Systolic Ankle Pressure', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, 2 (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]
2013Johnson N, Chuter V, Rooney K, 'Conception of learning and clinical skill acquisition in undergraduate exercise science students: a pilot study', ADVANCES IN PHYSIOLOGY EDUCATION, 37 108-111 (2013) [C1]
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, 6 (2013)
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, 6 (2013)
2013Craike P, Chuter V, Bray A, Keech R, Rownsley R, Carruthers A, 'The sensitivity and specificity of the toe brachial index in detecting peripheral arterial disease', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 6 (2013)
2013Lanting S, Craike P, Spink M, Casey S, Chuter V, 'The reliability of non-invasive neurological examinations in people with diabetes', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 6 (2013)
2013Chuter V, Casey S, 'The effect of pre-measurement rest time on systolic ankle pressure measurements', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 6 na-na (2013)
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: Fiona Hawke

2012Janse De Jonge XA, Thompson MW, Chuter VH, Silk L, Thom JM, 'Exercise performance over the menstrual cycle in temperate and hot, humid conditions', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44 2190-2198 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: X Jansedejonge

2012Chuter VH, Janse De Jonge XA, 'Proximal and distal contributions to lower extremity injury: A review of the literature', Gait & Posture, 36 7-15 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: X Jansedejonge

2012Barwick AL, Smith JM, Chuter VH, 'The relationship between foot motion and lumbopelvic-hip function: A review of the literature', Foot, 22 224-231 (2012) [C1]
2010Chuter VH, 'Relationships between foot type and dynamic rearfoot frontal plane motion', JOURNAL OF FOOT AND ANKLE RESEARCH, 3 (2010) [C1]
2003Chuter V, Payne C, Miller K, 'Variability of neutral-position casting of the foot.', Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 93 1-5 (2003) [C1]
2002Payne C, Chuter V, Miller K, 'Sensitivity and specificity of the functional hallux limitus test to predict foot function', American Podiatric Medical Association, 92 269-271 (2002) [C1]
2001Payne C, Chuter V, 'The clash between theory and science on the kinematic effectiveness of foot orthoses', Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, 18 705-713 (2001) [C1]
2001Chuter V, Payne C, 'Limited joint mobility and plantar fascia function in Charcots neuroarthropathy', Diabetic Medicine, 18 558-561 (2001) [C1]
2001Payne C, Chuter V, Oates M, Miller K, 'Introductory evaluation of a weight bearing neutral position casting device.', Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine, 35 65-76 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (7 outputs)

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]
2013Chuter VH, Casey SL, 'The effect of pre-measurement rest time on ankle systolic pressures in people with and without diabetes', DIABETOLOGIA, Barcelona, SPAIN (2013)
2012Johnson N, Chuter VH, Rooney K, 'Learning strategies for clinical skill acquisition in undergraduate exercise science students', Poster. 35th HERDSA Annual International Conference, Hobart, Australia (2012) [E3]
2011Smith R, Chuter VH, 'The effect of sports shoe design on lower limb function in a neutral foot type', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [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: Fiona Hawke

2008Chuter VH, Smith R, 'The effect of shoe design on rearfoot kinematics, kinetics and plantar forces', 13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Book of Abstracts, Estoril, Portugal (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Roger Smith

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Grants and Funding


Number of grants3
Total funding$52,500

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2013 (1 grants)

Vascular and Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes$1,000
Funding Body: Australian Catholic University

Faculty of Health Science Research Grant Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

2010 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Viv Chuter
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

2009 (1 grants)

The reliability of the toe-brachial index as a measure of blood flow and predictor of peripheral arterial disease-related morbity and mortality in diabetes mellitus$50,000
Funding Body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Project Team
Doctor Viv Chuter
Establishment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.75

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

Current Supervision

ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016M Philosophy(Exercise&SportSc)Co-SupervisorCan Jump Testing Assist in the Prevention of Overtraining and Overuse Injuries
20142018PhD (Exercise & Sport Science)Co-SupervisorExercise as an Intervention for Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain
20132017PhD (Podiatry)Principal SupervisorThe Effect of Supervised Exercise Intervention on Tissue Perfusion in People with Diabetes-Related Peripheral Neuropathy
20132019PhD (Podiatry)Principal SupervisorThe Sensitivity and Specificity of the Toe Brachial Index in Detecting PAD
20132019PhD (Podiatry)Principal SupervisorThe Use of Ankle Brachial Index and Toe Brachial Index to Detect the Presence and Severity of Peripheral Arterial Disease in People with Diabetes
20132015PhD (Aboriginal Studies)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation into the Associations of Foot Health in an Aboriginal Population
20122016PhD (Podiatry)Principal SupervisorToe Blood Pressure and TBI: Associations with Health Complications in People With and Without Diabetes Mellitus
20122016PhD (Podiatry)Principal SupervisorThe Effect of Diabetic Neuropathy on Foot Bone

Dr Vivienne (Viv) Chuter

Work Phone(02) 4349 4424
Fax(02) 492 16984
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPodiatry
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258