We have experienced staff at Beaumaris Podiatry, each with over 10 years clinical experience in the workforce. Our Podiatry team regularly attend seminars and conferences to maintain our high level of excellence and bring you the latest advances in foot care.
Fiona Barker B.Pod. M.A.Pod.A
Fiona completed a Degree in Podiatry at La Trobe University, Bundoora in 2000. Her first work experience as a Podiatrist was in the rural community of Ouyen, northern Victoria. This was an extremely interesting and rewarding twelve months, working as a sole practitioner in a remote setting.On return to Melbourne Fiona established her own private practice in Mordialloc while also taking on Beaumaris Podiatry, an established practice within the Beaumaris Medical Centre. During this period Fiona also coordinated a high risk foot clinic for the Peninsula Health Care Network, specifically for patients with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Fiona also ran education sessions for rehabilitation staff and patients in relation to general foot care and the impact it can have on minimising falls in the elderly. Fiona is interested in every aspect of foot care. She is often asked “Why would you choose Podiatry as a profession?” and responds with “It is great to relieve people of pain in their feet, especially if they have been putting up with it for a long time. Whether it is a painful corn, ingrown toenail or a sports related injury, successful treatment can make a real difference to a person’s life”.Fiona’s personal interests include equestrian pursuits, running, skiing, golf and following Melbourne in the AFL. Fiona and her husband Travis live in Sandringham with their children Jack, Freddie and Charlotte and their dog, a kelpie Billie.
Kirsten Morris B.Pod (Hons) M.A.Pod.A
Kirsten completed a Degree in Podiatry with honours in 2001 at LaTrobe University. Her thesis titled ‘An investigation into measurement comparisons between barefoot prints and innersole impressions’ was completed for use in the up and coming area of Forensic Podiatry. The hope from the study was to determine whether a person’s barefoot print and innersole impression in their worn shoes have the same measurement parameters. If so it could help identify the owner of footwear which may be left at a crime scene.Since graduating she has worked as a Podiatrist in London for an NHS trust and well as in Launceston, Tasmania for a private foot clinic. Kirsten has spent over 4 years working at the Caulfield General Medical centre focussing on clients with diabetes, providing vital foot care and education sessions to those with ‘high risk’ feet. During her time at the hospital she also helped to develop a paediatric (children) podiatry service.Kirsten joined the team in 2006, she has keen interests in foot care for those with diabetes and also paediatric (children's) foot assessments. Kirsten feels the most rewarding part of being a Podiatrist is being able to help people, young or old, continue with their day to day lives without unneccesary foot pain. Outside of work Kirsten lives in Hampton with her husband Nick, their children Olive, Esme, Florence and Wilbur; and their Whippet, Benny.
Hazel Bradley BSc.Pod (Hons). M.A.Pod.A
Hazel was born in Yorkshire, UK, and completed her Podiatry BSc (Hons) degree in Glasgow in 2007 winning the universities Galderma Clinical Podiatry Prize for her achievements in her final exams.Upon graduating Hazel moved to central London and worked in a clinical setting servicing many socioeconomic groups ranging from home visits in penthouses over looking the Thames to treating homeless people in emergency clinics. After completing further training Hazel followed her interest of the High Risk Foot to work within the community and at Londons prestigious Kings college Diabetic Foot clinic focusing on the treatment and prevention of foot wounds and amputations. Hazel created an extensive student placement programme whilst working in London, co-ordinating and supervising up to 50 students per year. This included developing strong links with La Trobe Univeristy, Melbourne, and organising the placement in London of several Australian podiatry students each year.Whilst working in London Hazel met her now husband Justin, also a podiatrist, who was completing a work exchange from Australia. Seven years later she now lives with Justin and her two daughters, Lilly and Lottie, in Edithvale.
Hazel began working at Beaumaris Podiatry in 2012 and absolutely loves her job. She fell in love with the village like feel of the concourse and soon built up a list of regular clients. Hazel has knowledge covering all areas of podiatry but has a keen interest in Diabetic foot care, aged care and general podiatry treatments (nails, corns, callouses and ingrowing nails) She loves being able to transform a sore aching foot into one that clients leave feeling pain free and relaxed.
Áine Ellen O'Donnell B.Pod. M.A.Pod.A
Áine was born in Ireland, completed her studies in Ulster before moving to Australia with her fiancee in 2014. Áine has recently joined the Beaumaris team, with a strong interest paediatrics.