Mrs Sarah Casey

Mrs Sarah Casey

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences (Podiatry)

Career Summary

Biography

Sarah Casey is a lecturer in the Podiatry program in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Prior to academia Sarah worked in public and private practice in the UK for more than 10 years, and gained clinical experience in all areas of podiatry practice. Sarah was involved in setting up a cross-institution podiatric surgery team, providing care to patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery, and utilising a range of clinical assessment and management options.

Sarah’s PhD is focused on the reliability of clinical vascular assessment techniques in people with diabetes.

Research Expertise

Currently investigating vascular assessment techniques in people with diabetes.

Teaching Expertise

Sarah draws on her clinical experience to demonstrate the relevance of theoretical knowledge to podiatry practice. Her teaching experience includes clinical podiatry (particularly nail surgery), pharmacology for podiatrists, diabetes and high risk foot management.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Central England

Keywords

  • Clinical practice
  • Diabetes
  • High risk foot
  • Pharmacology
  • Podiatric surgery
  • Vascular assessment

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

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
6/10/2005 - 31/3/2009 Specialist Podiatrist Great Yarmouth and Waveney Primary Care Trust
United Kingdom
15/3/1999 - 17/10/2005 Clinical Lead Podiatrist Norwich Primary Care Trust
United Kingdom

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PDTY3201 Seminars and Case Reports
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/6/2017 - 5/4/2018
PDTY2102 Pharmacology in Clinical Podiatry Practice
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/2/2010 - 6/4/2018
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Casey SL, Lanting SM, Chuter VH, 'The ankle brachial index in people with and without diabetes: Intra-tester reliability', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 13 (2020)

© 2020 The Author(s). Background: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is widely used for determining the presence and severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and current guideli... [more]

© 2020 The Author(s). Background: The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is widely used for determining the presence and severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and current guidelines suggest it should be used to monitor possible progression in affected individuals. It is therefore important that the technique demonstrates adequate reliability for repeated measurements. Existing studies suggest that the ABI is reliable in the general population however, there is a lack of evidence for the reliability of the ABI in people with diabetes. The aim of this study was to investigate the intra-tester reliability of the ABI in people with and without diabetes. Methods: Eighty-five participants (40 with and 45 without diabetes) underwent ankle and brachial systolic blood pressure measurements by a single clinician during two testing sessions. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC), their 95% limits of agreement, standard error of measurement and minimal detectable change were determined. Results: Intra-tester reliability of the ABI was found to be good (ICC: 0.80), however sub-group analysis of participants with and without diabetes found that ABI was slightly less reliable in people with diabetes (ICC: 0.78) than in those without (ICC: 0.82). The relatively large limits of agreement (- 0.16 to 0.16), standard error of measurement (0.03 overall, 0.04 for the diabetes group), and minimal detectable change (0.08 overall, 0.11 for the diabetes group) suggest that a large change in ABI is required for it to demonstrate a true change rather than the result of measurement variability. The minimal detectable change for the ABI was 0.08 overall, and 0.11 for the diabetes group. Conclusions: The ABI demonstrated good reliability in all groups analysed. However, the wide limits of agreement and considerable standard error of measurement obtained support the use of multiple methods of vascular assessment for ongoing monitoring of lower limb vascular status.

DOI 10.1186/s13047-020-00389-w
Co-authors Sean Lanting, Vivienne Chuter
2020 Tehan PE, Barwick AL, Casey SL, Lanting SM, Chuter VH, 'Accurate Noninvasive Arterial Assessment of the Wounded Lower Limb: A Clinical Challenge for Wound Practitioners.', Int J Low Extrem Wounds, 1534734620913705 (2020)
DOI 10.1177/1534734620913705
Co-authors Sean Lanting, Vivienne Chuter, Peta Tehan
2020 Lanting SM, Spink MJ, Tehan PE, Vickers S, Casey SL, Chuter VH, 'Non-invasive assessment of vibration perception and protective sensation in people with diabetes mellitus: inter- and intra-rater reliability.', J Foot Ankle Res, 13 3 (2020)
DOI 10.1186/s13047-020-0371-9
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Martin Spink, Sean Lanting, Peta Tehan, Vivienne Chuter
2020 Lanting S, Spink M, Tehan P, Vickers S, Casey S, Chuter V, 'Non-invasive assessment of vibration perception and protective sensation in people with diabetes mellitus: inter and intra-rater reliability', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, (2020)
DOI 10.0086/s13047-020-0371-9
Co-authors Martin Spink, Vivienne Chuter
2019 Casey S, Lanting S, Oldmeadow C, Chuter V, 'The reliability of the ankle brachial index: A systematic review', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 12 1-10 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s13047-019-0350-1
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Sean Lanting, Christopher Oldmeadow, Vivienne Chuter
2015 Chuter VH, Casey SL, 'Pre-measurement rest time affects magnitude and reliability of toe pressure measurements', Blood Pressure, 24 185-188 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/08037051.2015.1015283
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2015 Sonter JA, Chuter V, Casey S, 'Intratester and Intertester Reliability of Toe Pressure Measurements in People with and Without Diabetes Performed by Podiatric Physicians', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 105 201-208 (2015) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2013 Chuter VH, Casey SL, 'Effect of Premeasurement Rest Time on Systolic Ankle Pressure', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, 2 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1161/JAHA.113.000203
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Chuter 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]
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter, Peta Tehan
2013 Chuter V, Casey S, 'The effect of pre-measurement rest time on systolic ankle pressure measurements', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-6-S1-P2
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
2013 Lanting 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]
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-6-S1-O6
Co-authors Peta Tehan, Sean Lanting, Martin Spink, Vivienne Chuter
2013 Chuter 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]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $76,411

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20192 grants / $70,026

Research Equipment Grant$68,000

Purchase of a TcP02 unit valued at $68,000

Funding body: School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

Funding body School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Project Team

A/Prof Viv Chuter, Dr Sean Lanting, Sean Sadler, Sarah Casey

Scheme Research Equipment Grant - 2019
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

School of Health Sciences Strategic Pilot Grant$2,026

The ability of vascular screening methods to detect disease: a comparison and novel approach

Funding body: Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Sarah Casey, Vivienne Chuter

Scheme 2019 Faculty of Health and Medicine Strategic Research Pilot Grant Round
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20121 grants / $1,500

Podiatry New Zealand Biennial Confernce, Auckland - 13-15 Sept 2012$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Mrs Sarah Casey
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200922
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

1 grants / $4,885

The sensitivity of the Toe-Brachial Index as a measure of blood flow and predictor of peripheral arterial disease-related morbidity in diabetes mellitus $4,885

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Sarah Casey
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start
Funding Finish
GNo G1100060
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Mrs Sarah Casey

Position

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Podiatry

Contact Details

Email sarah.casey@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4348 4205
Fax (02) 4349 5438

Office

Room BE145
Building Health Precinct
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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