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 - 31/03/2009 Specialist Podiatrist Great Yarmouth and Waveney Primary Care Trust
United Kingdom
17/01/2005 - 21/10/2005 Clinical Lead Podiatrist Norwich Primary Care Trust
United Kingdom

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PDTY2102 Pharmacology in Clinical Podiatry Practice
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/02/2010 - 6/04/2018
PDTY3201 Seminars and Case Reports
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Course Coordinator 1/06/2017 - 5/04/2018
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 (2019)

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: The ankle brachial index (ABI) is widely used in clinical practice as a non-invasive method to detect the presence and severity of peripheral art... [more]

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: The ankle brachial index (ABI) is widely used in clinical practice as a non-invasive method to detect the presence and severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Current guidelines suggest that it should be used to monitor potential progression of PAD in affected individuals. As such, it is important that the test is reliable when used for repeated measurements, by the same or different health practitioners. This systematic review aims to examine the literature to evaluate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of the ABI. Methods: A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL Complete was conducted to 20 January 2019. Two authors independently reviewed and selected relevant studies and extracted the data. Methodological quality was determined using the Quality Appraisal of Reliability (QAREL) Checklist. Results: Fifteen studies of ABI reliability in a range of patient populations were identified as suitable for inclusion in the review: seven considered inter-rater reliability, four intra-rater reliability, and four studies evaluated both inter- and intra-rater reliability. Inter-rater reliability was found to be highly variable, with intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC's) ranging from poor to excellent (ICC 0.42-1.00), while intra-rater also demonstrated considerable variation, with ICCs from 0.42-0.98. Meta-analysis was not possible due to the lack of statistical information reported. Conclusions: Results of included studies suggest the inter- and intra-tester reliability of the ABI is acceptable. However, inconsistencies in obtaining systolic pressure measurements, calculating ABI values, and incomplete reporting of methodologies and statistical analysis make it difficult to determine the validity of the results of included studies. Further research, with more consistent reliability methodology, statistical analysis and reporting conducted in populations at risk of PAD is needed to conclusively determine the ABI reliability.

DOI 10.1186/s13047-019-0350-1
Co-authors 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 - 1Web of Science - 2
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 - 14Web of Science - 13
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 - 9Web of Science - 8
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 Peta Tehan, Vivienne Chuter
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, 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]
Co-authors Vivienne Chuter
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $6,385

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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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