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Biography

Dr. Viv Chuter is a Senior Lecturer and the Program Convenor for the discipline of Podiatry in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Prior to academia Dr. Chuter worked in clinically in the private and public sectors for over 10 years in Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales. Since coming to the University of Newcastle, Dr. Chuter's role has been focussed on developing and establishing the undergraduate Bachelor of Podiatry the quality of which has been recognised with both University and National awards for teaching and learning including a  University of Newcastle Work Integrated Staff Member of the Year Award, a Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching and Learning Support and an Office of Teaching and Learning Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Dr. Chuter's research focusses on diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and vascular pathology of the lower extremity. This includes lower extremity biomechanical function and injury management, foot function and back pain and biomechanical and vascular function in people with diabetes. Dr Chuter  has attracted competitive and industry funding across these areas and currently supervises a number of PhD and Honours students undertaking research in these areas.

Qualifications

  • 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

Research keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Diabetes
  • Musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation
  • Peripheral vascular disease

Research expertise

Dr. Chuter's research expertise include three dimensional gait analysis, electromyography, plantar pressure analysis, musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation, lower extremity vascular assessment and diabetes and the high risk foot.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110601Biomechanics35
110321Rehabilitation And Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)35
110318Podiatry30

Appointments

Member
ANZPAC Qualifications and Skills Assessment Committee (Australia)
01/09/2012

Awards

Recognition.

2014Faculty of Health and Medicine Indigenous Collaboration Award
University of Newcastle (Australia)
For development of sustained collaborative clinical partnerships engaging students with indigenous communities by enhancing the provision of health care.
2013Office of Learning and Teaching Citation for Ourtstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Office of Learning and Teaching (Australia)
For development of an innovative, progressive, accelerated curriculum that maximises student engagement using unique integrated clinical resources.
2012Vice-Chancellors Award
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Support-Early Career Academic
2011Community Engagement Award
University of Newcastle (Australia)
For outstanding performance and contribution to the Faculty of Health and Medicine and the University of Newcastle
2010University of Newcastle Work Integrated Learning Award
University of Newcastle (Australia)
For development of innovative and unique work integrated learning opportunities for students in the Bachelor of Podiatry Program.

Collaboration

Dr Chuter is a member of the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle and has research collaborations with the Australian Catholic University and the University of Sydney.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical practice
  • Diabetes and high risk foot management

Teaching expertise

Podiatric biomechanics

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

Musculoskeletal assessment and injury management

Diabetes and wound care

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

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Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Hawke FE, Chuter VH, 'Forefoot Entities', Management of Chronic Conditions in the Foot and Lower Leg, Churchill Livingstone, London 70-109 (2014) [B2]

Co-authors: FIONA HAWKE

Journal article (25 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Chuter VH, Casey SL, 'Pre-measurement rest time affects magnitude and reliability of toe pressure measurements.', Blood Press, 1-4 (2015)
2015Searle A, Spink M, Ho A, Chuter V, 'Exercise interventions for the treatment of chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.', Clin Rehabil, (2015)
2015Chuter VH, de Jonge XA, Thompson BM, Callister R, 'The efficacy of a supervised and a home-based core strengthening programme in adults with poor core stability: a three-arm randomised controlled trial.', Br J Sports Med, 49 395-399 (2015)
2015Barwick A, Lanting S, Chuter VH, 'Intra-tester and inter-tester reliability of post-occlusive reactive hyperaemia measurement at the hallux.', Microvascular Research, 1-1 (2015)
2015Sonter J, Sadler S, Chuter V, 'Inter-rater reliability of automated devices for measurement of toe systolic blood pressure and the toe brachial index', Blood Pressure Monitoring, 20 47-51 (2015)
2014Barwick AL, de Jonge XAKJ, Tessier JW, Ho A, Chuter VH, 'The effect of diabetic neuropathy on foot bones: a systematic review and meta-analysis', DIABETIC MEDICINE, 31 136-147 (2014) [C1]
2014Chuter V, Spink M, Searle A, Ho A, 'The effectiveness of shoe insoles for the prevention and treatment of low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15 1-8 (2014) [C1]
2014Sadler 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]
2014Sonter J, Ho A, Chuter VH, 'The predictive capacity of toe blood pressure and the toe brachial index for foot wound healing and amputation: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Wound Practice & Research, 22 4 (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]
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

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]
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

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]
2011Hawke 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)
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]
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]
2001Chuter V, Payne C, 'Limited joint mobility and plantar fascia function in Charcots neuroarthropathy', Diabetic Medicine, 18 558-561 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (15 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Chuter VH, Craike PE, Johnson NA, Casey SL, 'A diagnostic dilemma: an investigation of non-invasive vascular assessment of the lower extremity in people with diabetes', DIABETOLOGIA (2014) [E3]
2014Hawke 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]
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, Sydney (2013) [E3]
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]
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]
2013Chuter V, Casey S, 'The effect of pre-measurement rest time on systolic ankle pressure measurements', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (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) [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]
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]
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, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Smith J, Evans SM, Williams T, Leib D, Spink M, Chuter V, '3D printing: Customised functional anatomical models of the subtalar joint', ANZACA (Australia and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists) 2013 Conference, St Lucia, QLD (2013)

Co-authors: MARTIN SPINK

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

Summary

Number of grants12
Total funding$370,666

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2015 (1 grants)

The efficacy of a supervised and a home-based web supported core strengthening program in adults with chronic non-specific low back pain: a randomised controlled trial$2,000
Funding Body: Sports Medicine Australia

Project Team
Doctor Xanne Janse De Jonge, Mrs Belinda Thompson, Doctor Viv Chuter, Doctor Martin Spink
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020152015
GNo:G1401385

2014 (2 grants)

Footwear for the treatenent of foot pain$39,600
Funding Body: Dan Archer Medical

SchemeRole
IndustryChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$39,60020142014
GNo:186186812

European Association for the Study of diabetes, Vienna Austria, 15 - 19 September 2014.$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Viv Chuter
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400883

2013 (2 grants)

Evaluation of student learning and engagement utilising interactive eLearning Anatomy Imaging Resources and 3-D Academic Technologies$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Centre for Teaching and learningChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:185706663

Vascular and Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes$10,000
Funding Body: Australian Catholic University

SchemeRole
Faculty of Health Science Research Grant Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:184721456

2012 (2 grants)

Student Experience and Engagement Project Grant$35,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Student Experience and Engagement Project GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020122012
GNo:187514502

The effect of method of core training program delivery on core strength outcomes$4,000
Funding Body: Priority Research Centre for Physical Acivity and Nutrition

SchemeRole
Seed FundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020122012
GNo:186803560

2011 (2 grants)

Faculty of Health and medicine Strategic Initiative Grant$23,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Faculty of Health and Medicine GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,00020112012
GNo:188269789

Enhancing the external clinical placement experience through an inter-disciplinary, online resource.$6,566
Funding Body: Centre for Teaching and Learing

SchemeRole
External Relations GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,56620112012
GNo:187024095

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 and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Viv Chuter
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020102010
GNo:G1000704

2009 (2 grants)

Increasing Clinical Training Capacity Grant$187,000
Funding Body: Department of Health and Ageing

SchemeRole
Clinicsl Training GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$187,00020092012
GNo:186442172

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
SchemeRole
Establishment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020092009
GNo:G0190501
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions9
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL4.88

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
20142022PhD (Podiatry)Principal SupervisorA Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating the Effectiveness of Prefabricated Foot Orthoses and Core Muscle Strength Training for People with Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain
20142018PhD (Exercise & Sport Science)Co-SupervisorExercise as an Intervention for Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain
20142018PhD (Podiatry)Principal SupervisorThe Effect of a Stretching Program on Plantar Pressures in People with Diabetes
20132017PhD (Podiatry)Principal SupervisorThe Effect of Chronic Exercise on Skin Blood Flow in People with Diabetes
20132017PhD (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
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Dr Vivienne (Viv) Chuter

Work Phone(02) 4349 4424
Fax(02) 492 16984
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPodiatry
Office
BE 132,
Health Precinct,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/vivienne-chuter