Georgina Barr

Georgina is a podiatrist with a focus on dance podiatry. She has worked for SportsMed since 2015, and created her own business, Barrina Ltd, in 2017, involving herself with dancers and dance schools in injury management and prevention. Georgina has presented at dance and medical conferences locally, nationally and internationally and strives to have her dancers respected as athletes globally. Georgina is a member of PodiatryNZ, International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare, and is a Friend of the Royal Academy of Dance. She is a committee member of the Christchurch Ballet Society and lectures at Anneliese Gilberd Academy. In 2019 Georgina also started post-graduate research in dance medicine and writes articles for national and international dance publications on dance health and wellbeing.

Ngahihi o te ra Bidois - The Face of New Zealand - International Keynote Speaker and Leader

Ngahi has a Marketing Business degree, a post graduate diploma secondary teacher’s qualification, a tourism qualification and a master’s in education with honours.

He is the National Speakers Association New Zealand (Auckland) 2007 Master of Ceremonies of the Year and the 2007 Bright Star Speaker of the Year, 2008 Inspirational Speaker of the Year, 2008 Speaker of the Year and 2009 Master of Ceremonies of the Year.

Ngahi o te ra Bidois has helped many Leaders to increase their spheres of influence. He has presented in various countries including Malaysia, Singapore, America, England as well as conferences and seminars throughout New Zealand. Applying Ancient Wisdom from his indigenous culture Ngahi offers pieces of wisdom in an inspiring and informing manner.  In 2019, Ngahi was elected onto the Board of the Lakes DHB.

Dr Chloe Campbell

Dr Chloë Campbell is Professional Practice Pharmacist at the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the New Zealand Formulary. She graduated from the University of Otago School of Pharmacy in 1995 and has since worked in both hospital and community pharmacy in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


Chloë is a Fellow of the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists Association and was co-convenor of their Medicines Information and Clinical Pharmacy Special Interest Group for 7 years (2011-2018). She has recently completed a PhD in Pharmacy, investigating the medicines information needs of general practitioners and the information support roles of pharmacists in New Zealand.  She has a keen interest in the interface between research and practice.

Her Worship the Mayor Hon Steve Chadwick JP

Hon Steve Chadwick is a New Zealand politician and current Mayor of Rotorua a position she has held since 2013. Previously, she was a Minister of Conservation, Women’s Affairs, and Associate Health for the Labour Government of New Zealand.

Steve is a qualified Midwife, beginning her career at Hutt Hospital, and has had nursing roles in London and Papua New Guinea. Most of her nursing was at Rotorua Hospital where she held a variety of positions.  Her community achievements include establishing the first family planning clinic in Rotorua and helping to establish Rotorua’s first Women’s Refuge and School for Young Parents.

Simone Cranage

Simone has a Bachelor’s degree in Podiatric Medicine from La Trobe University where she was awarded the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) award for excellence in clinical studies. She is currently working in a multidisciplinary child health team where she provides paediatric assessment, diagnosis and management together with education for podiatrists in a general role.

Simone is involved in joint podiatry and physiotherapy clinics in this position, and has a keen interest in developmental biomechanics and working with families.

She is the outgoing the chair of the Paediatric Special interest group for the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) and presented at the Australian Podiatry Association Victorian Conference where she received the “Walk the Talk” award for her presentation.

Simone is now completing a Masters by Research degree through Monash University on the impact of different types of footwear on toddler's gait.

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​Chris Desmond

Chris Desmond holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation from the University of Otago, as well as a Master of Management degree from Massey University.  He defines himself as a resilience trainer and coach, there to “help you get better at doing the hard things that make life exciting.”

His work centres around the idea that resilience is not a fixed trait, but involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed by anyone.  He has worked as a physiotherapist in both public and private sectors for the last thirteen years, and in 2014 he became a clinic manager with TBI Health for Mana, Porirua.

Chris has run the Uncomfortable is Okay podcast since 2016, where he interviews people from all walks of life to uncover the science, stories and strategies of getting out of your comfort zone.

Dr Brenda Flood

Brenda is a senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), where she is an interprofessional education and practice development leader within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. Brenda’s doctoral research explored health professionals’ experiences of interprofessional practice, the insights from which are informing interprofessional education development within the tertiary education sector. Brenda chairs the Interprofessional Steering Committee who have been tasked with the development, implementation and evaluation of an embedded and sustainable interprofessional education pathway across the Faculty. she is also the Clinical Manager for AUT Integrated Health (AIH).  AUT Integrated Health is an interprofessional health centre where students from podiatry and a range of health professions work collaboratively to provide person/whānau centred services to the public. A new collaborative service was launched early in 2019 between AIH and Waitemata District Health Board to provide trainee podiatrists with experience in early diabetes diagnosis and prevention. Its principle aim is to reduce the number of leg amputations and complications caused by diabetes.

Tyson E. Franklin

Tyson E. Franklin is a Queensland University of Technology graduate and over the past 30 years has opened, sold, taken over and relocated well over 20 podiatry businesses. He has won numerous Australian business awards, written two books, it’s No Secret There’s Money in Podiatry and It’s No Secret There’s Money in Small Business, runs two podcast shows called It’s No Secret with Dr T., and the Podiatry Legends Podcast, is a professional speaker and currently mentors podiatry business owners on how to market their businesses and how to set up systems to support their marketing strategies. At present Tyson lives in Cairns, Queensland.

Nick Haley M.Sport.PodNZ

Nick first became interested in podiatry when, as a 13-year-old, his parents took him to a podiatrist because he was unable to play sport without twisting his ankle. He was prescribed orthotics which gave him the confidence to get back into running and playing rugby. He went on to play age group representative rugby for Canterbury and Wellington.

Nick moved back to Christchurch in 1998 and Feet N Motion grew from there. With a philosophy of synergy between the podiatrists and other medical professionals, the Feet N Motion philosophy is of teamwork. Today he runs his successful podiatry clinic with the underlying mission of helping others move with confidence.

Rachael Harper

Rachael is a podiatrist with 11 years of experience, who enjoys all aspects of podiatry. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Genetics before being awarded a scholarship to study in Podiatry at AUT University in Auckland. Rachael worked in a private practice in Auckland before moving to the Waikato and currently works at Cambridge Foot Clinic. She enjoys cake decorating as a hobby and loves the outdoor activities that Cambridge has to provide. 

Rachael has a creative side which has led her to investigate and incorporate new and innovative techniques into clinical practice. Studying towards a Nail technology qualification and taking inspiration from our overseas colleagues, she has begun performing and offering nail reconstructions and medical pedicures. This has offered clients a more diverse range of services and opened up podiatry to a broader range of people. 

Andrew Jones  M.Sport.PodNZ

Andrew Jones is a podiatrist from the Waikato who has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports podiatry based conditions. Recently Andrew has developed a particular interest in the conservative management of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and its different stages.

Dr Luke Kelly

Luke is a Podiatrist with over 15 years of experience, helping people with pain due to musculoskeletal injury and chronic health conditions. He is currently the Biomechanics consultant for Cricket Australia, and has provided expertise for a number of national and international professional sporting organisations and athletes, including Cricket Australia, members of the Socceroos, the Qatar National Football Team, The Algerian National Football team and Paris St Germain Football Club.

He worked as the onsite Podiatrist for the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships (2010), ATP and WTP Tennis tournaments (Qatar 2010-2012) and European Golf Tour (Qatar Masters 2012). He completed his PhD in Biomechanics and Motor Control, and is a Senior Research Fellow for the University of Queensland. He is involved in research exploring the biomechanics of the foot during locomotion, as well the way footwear and orthotics influence leg and foot muscle function. This research has been published widely in sports medicine and science journals.

Lawrence Kingi

Lawrence is a renal podiatrist working in a multi-disciplinary team. He is on the Counties Manukau District Health Board as part of the diabetes secondary podiatry and rheumatoid arthritis clinics.

He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Health Science, specialising in podiatry. He has been working with Huakina Development Trust to deliver a tikanga based podiatry clinic at Nga Hau e Wha Marae and Ooraeroa Marae as part of their Whare Oranga Programme and has been running a bedside clinic for patients during dialysis treatment called Feet for Life.

Dr David Nicholls

Dr. Nicholls is a Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a physiotherapist, lecturer, researcher and writer, with a passion for critical thinking in and around the physical therapies. David is the founder of the Critical Physiotherapy Network, an organisation that promotes the use of cultural studies, education, history, philosophy, sociology, and a range of other disciplines in the study of the profession’s past, present and future.

Cynthia Otene

Cynthia is a podiatrist who provides expert clinical podiatry skills to each of the clinics at Broadway Health.  She provides diabetic foot screening, specialising in primary care assessment and treatment of the diabetic foot. In 2018, she was the winner at the Primary Healthcare Innovation Awards for her project which focused on improving patient self-care and service capacity in Northland, where there is a high population of Maori with diabetes.

Cynthia holds a master’s degree with experience in health research and is now working towards her PhD in public health.

Dr Kade Paterson

Kade is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne, and a Certified Sports Podiatrist with Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre. Kade’s research expertise is in lower limb biomechanics during walking and running, and he has a special interest in the clinical and biomechanical effects of foot-based interventions for musculoskeletal conditions such as knee and foot osteoarthritis. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, is a co-author of a biomechanics textbook and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. Kade’s clinical career has spanned 15 years, where he works widely with professional and recreational athletes and clubs from around Australia, including his current role with Melbourne United in the National Basketball League. He is the Victorian director and executive board member for the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, is on the Victorian Council for Sports Medicine Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation.

Dr John Petrie

Dr Petrie is a Rheumatologist practising in Rotorua. He trained in Auckland, graduating with a BSc and MB ChB from Auckland University Medical School.  After three years of advanced training in Rheumatology in New Zealand he spent a further two years as an Honorary Senior Registrar at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. On his return, he was appointed as one of a group of Rheumatologists and Orthopaedic Surgeons working closely with a spectrum of Allied Health Professionals at what was the National Centre for Rheumatic Disease, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Rotorua. Now, after 30 years, he is working part-time in private practice. His primary clinical interest remains the diagnosis and holistic management of rheumatological conditions.

Sunny Prabhu

Sunny graduated from AUT University in 2006 and has always had a passion to help people get back on their feet and enjoy their lives.

He started his career in rural Australia before moving to the Waikato.  Now the Director of Cambridge Foot Clinic, Sunny is well versed in lower limb biomechanics and as an experienced lower limb biomechanist, he loves helping people achieve their goals.

Dr Peta Tehan

Dr Tehan is a clinical podiatry researcher at the University of Newcastle Australia, with a special interest in diagnosis and management of peripheral arterial disease. Dr Tehan received her PhD in 2016 which explored accuracy and reliability of non-invasive testing methods for detecting peripheral arterial disease in people with and without diabetes. Dr Tehan is currently building upon this research with a focus on management of peripheral arterial disease in podiatry clinical practice.

Katie Vodanovich

Katie is a sports and rehabilitation podiatrist, with a passion for sports medicine, injury management, gait analysis and paediatrics. She graduated Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Podiatry, in 2007. She specialises in all clients from the participant in everyday life, to the elite athlete. Katie operates leading edge dual camera 2D, as well as 3D walking and running assessment technology. With over twelve years’ experience, and working within a collaborative environment, Katie offers comprehensive treatment and management plans to her patients. In She is director of Resonance Capital Sports & City Podiatry and is passionate about her work; her priorities lie in improving her patients’ function, pain and quality of life.

Dr Campbell Wareham

Dr Wareham is an associate professor of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery and Head of Division for the University of Western Australia. Before this, he was a consultant podiatric surgeon in the UK, providing care for patients at Weymouth Street hospital, Nuffield hospital in Ipswich and the NHS.


He has a Bachelor’s degree in Podiatry from the University of Westminster, a fellowship by examination in professional surgical training combined with higher surgical training, and a Doctor of medical science from the University of Ulster.


Campbell has always had a long-standing interest in the interface between the Law and Medical Care. He has written a large number of reports for court. He is also an Expert Witness and holds an LLB from the University of London.

Lisa Whiteman

Lisa is the CEO and clinical director of Resonance Podiatry, a clinic dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of its patients. 

For over 25 years Lisa has been committed to raising professional medical and public awareness of the importance and value of high-quality podiatry. She continues to be involved in independent research, education and lecturing.


She is also an Activator for SheEO Inc, a global initiative designed to radically transform the way we finance, support, and celebrate female entrepreneurs who are creating new mindsets, new models and new solutions to benefit humanity.

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