Dr Fiona Hawke

Dr Fiona Hawke

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences (Podiatry)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Fiona Hawke is a Lecturer in Podiatry within the School of Health Sciences. Fiona is based on the Central Coast Campus.

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

Fiona works with students on campus and in clinical settings to develop their skills in applying research evidence to clinical practice and to enhance academic and clinical integrity. Fiona's teachings emphasise the importance of being ethical and compassionate, and respecting the autonomy of patients in making informed decisions about their health care and life. 

Dr Hawke's teaching has received the following awards:

  • Faculty of Health and Medicine Indigenous Collaboration Excellence Award (2014) for development of a sustained collaborative clinical partnership that enhances the provision of health care to local Indigenous communities and provides valuable integrated learning opportunities for podiatry students.
  • University of Newcastle Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award (2012) for developing and coordinating the Paediatrics Lower Limb Clinic at the University of Newcastle Student Podiatry Clinic at Wyong Hospital.
  • Australian College of Educators (ACE) Teacher Recognition Award (Hunter)(2009) for ‘inspiring students and working above and beyond the job description’

Research Expertise
Dr Fiona Hawke is currently involved in research of foot health and oral health in Indigenous Australians, lower limb problems in children, lower limb vascular assessment, running injuries, and night-time lower limb problems.  Fiona's doctoral research focused on lower limb muscle cramps. Fiona has a special interest in systematic reviews. She is an authoring member of the Cochrane Heart, Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular and Vascular Groups.

From 2010 to 2015 Fiona was the Central Coast Campus Early Career Researcher Advocate for the School of Health Sciences.

Dr Hawke's research has received the following awards:

  • Alex Stacoff Memorial Award (2014) presented as the award for Best Paper at the 2014 International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Congress in Busan, South Korea, for the paper ‘Are lower limb biomechanical factors associated with night-time calf cramps in adults? A case-control study’.
  • Best New Investigator Award (2009) at the Australasian Podiatry Council Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, for the paper ‘Custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain: a systematic review'.

 
Collaborations
Fiona has published papers in collaboration with researchers from 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 problems in children
  • Professional podiatry practice
  • Systematic reviews
  • muscle cramps
  • paediatric podiatry

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
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
5/01/2016 - 12/07/2016 Clinical Podiatrist Toronto Health
Australia
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

Award

Year Award
2014 Faculty of Health and Medicine Indigenous Collaboration Excellence Award
University of Newcastle
2012 Work Integrated Learning Staff of the Year Award
Unknown
2009 Australian College of Educators Teacher Recognition Award (Hunter)
Australian College of Educators

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

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

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PDTY2202 Podiatric Medicine
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
This course provides an introduction to the specialist areas of clinical and theoretical podiatric rheumatology, neurology and non-dermatological oncology. We begin by exploring the definition, assessment and classification of pain in podiatry practice. The rheumatology component introduces rheumatic diseases of connective tissue, joints and bone that affect the lower limb. The neurology component introduces a selection of adult neurological disorders. The oncology component introduces neoplasm of lower limb bone, joint and soft tissues. Coinciding with this work, we will explore the emerging field of evidence-based podiatry to develop your skills as a user of clinical research.
Course coordinator 14/07/2008 - 1/01/2049
PDTY3104 Podiatric Specialisations
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

This course provides an evidence based introduction to specialist areas of podiatric practice. This includes a gerontology component introducing the student to the sub-specialty of care in the elderly and issues relating to successful case management which is a significant part of practice in podiatry.

Podopaediatrics covers pre and post natal growth and development of the child's foot and lower limb in detail. This component of the course provides comprehensive theoretical knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and management of a wide range of paediatric disorders affecting the lower limb.

Course coordinator 30/01/2009 - 14/10/2049
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $134,898

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


Highlighted grants and funding

Development of a targeted foot complications screening and intervention program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people$110,000

Funding body: The Lowitja Institute

Funding body The Lowitja Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Viv Chuter, Doctor Fiona Hawke, Dr Shannon Munteanu, Mr Matthew West
Scheme Research and Training Scholarship Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1600850
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20171 grants / $9,948

Rate my risk: Vascular risk profiling for diabetic foot complications $9,948

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Viv Chuter, Doctor Martin Spink, Doctor Fiona Hawke, Doctor Peta Tehan
Scheme Ourimbah Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701262
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20162 grants / $111,500

Development of a targeted foot complications screening and intervention program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people$110,000

Funding body: The Lowitja Institute

Funding body The Lowitja Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Viv Chuter, Doctor Fiona Hawke, Dr Shannon Munteanu, Mr Matthew West
Scheme Research and Training Scholarship Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1600850
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Podiatry New Zealand Conference Wellington New Zealand 7-9 July 2016$1,500

For podium presentation of the impacts and correlates of night-time muscle cramps

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant
Project Team

Fiona Hawke, Vivienne Chuter, Joshua Burns

Scheme Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Conference Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20151 grants / $1,000

Indigenous Allied Health Australia Conference, The Pullman, Cairns, 1-2 December (plus 30th November for cultural workshop)$1,000

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 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501012
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 / $4,250

Interventions for night cramps: a Cochrane systematic review$2,500

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

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

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

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.15
PhD0.55

Highlighted Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Development of a Targeted Foot Complications Screening and Intervention Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People PhD (Podiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours Utilisation of public Podiatry and Diabetes services by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the Central Coast of NSW Podiatry, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD "Smiles Not Tears" Oral Health Education Program for Aboriginal Health Workers PhD (Oral Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Foot Orthoses For Lower Limb Disabilities in Children With Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: A Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial PhD (Podiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 Masters Factors Affecting Healing Outcomes Following Minor Lower Limb Amputations M Philosophy (Podiatry), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 Honours Lower Limb Rehabilitation Therapies in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome – A Survey of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Podiatrists Podiatry, The University of Newcastle, Australia Co-Supervisor
2015 Honours Physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb problems in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a systematic review with meta- analysis Podiatry, The University of Newcastle, Australia Co-Supervisor
2011 Honours Toe brachial blood pressure measurement after 5, 10 and 15 minutes of rest Podiatry, The University of Newcastle, Australia Co-Supervisor
2010 Honours Review update: Custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot pain Podiatry, University of Newcastle Principal 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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