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Hylton Menz, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Hylton Menz graduated from La Trobe University in 1993, and completed his PhD focusing on gait patterns, balance and falls at the University of NSW in 2002. He is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Fellow, and Leader of the Lower Extremity and Gait Studies Program at La Trobe University.

His broad research disciplines are human movement, rehabilitation and rheumatology, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal foot problems in older people.

Alan Borthwick, Editor-in-Chief

Professor Alan Borthwick qualified as a podiatrist in 1980, attaining an MSc in behavioural biology in 1990 and a PhD in the sociology of the professions in 1998.  He is currently Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.

His research has largely focused on the contemporary and historical sociology of the allied health professions in the UK, Canada and Australia, and in particular the profession of podiatry.

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Aims and scope

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, the official journal of the Australian Podiatry Association and The College of Podiatry (UK), is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of policy, organisation, delivery and clinical practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and management of foot and ankle disorders.


Journal of Foot and Ankle Research is the official journal of:

The journal is also affiliated to the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM)

About the societies

The Australian Podiatry Association is responsible for the development of national policies, representation of podiatry in Australia to government and industry bodies, and assistance for Continuing Professional Development. They also support research within the discipline of podiatry.

The College of Podiatry (UK) is responsible to the Charity Commission and all College activity is geared towards the pursuit of the advancement of podiatric health, as well as research and education of the public in the art and science of podiatric health. In particular, but not limited to, the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of the foot and lower limb.

The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM) aims to aid the profession through representation to the government, educational and regulatory institutions, promotion of podiatric unity in Canada, and provision of public education.

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