Dr Keith Rome is currently Professor of Podiatry and Head of Research, School of Clinical Sciences at AUT University, New Zealand. Keith qualified as a podiatrist in 1979 and has 30 years of experience within education and research. His research focus is on long-term foot conditions, and incorporates studies of foot pain, impairment, and disability in rheumatic diseases. In 2008, Keith was awarded a fellowship from the Society of Podiatrists for his contribution to podiatric research. In 2016 was appointed as a fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (Glasgow).
Professor Catherine Bowen qualified as a podiatrist in the UK in 1987 and completed her PhD on the developments of ultrasound imaging techniques applied to the foot and ankle in 2009. Catherine currently holds a UK National Institute for Health Research fellowship award. As Professor in Podiatry at the University of Southampton and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Oxford, Catherine leads a multi-professional research partnership with a core focus on musculoskeletal foot and ankle pathology.