2010 Allied Health Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Sheree Hurn holds the degree of Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) with First Class Honours and the University Medal from Queensland University of Technology.
Sheree was awarded the Scholarship to complete her PhD project entitled "Foot pain and function in healthy adults with hallux abducto valgus (bunions)" at the University of Queensland.
Studied at: University of Queensland
Dr Sheree Hurn is a podiatrist, teaching academic and clinical researcher at QUT. Her research interests encompass evidence-based clinical practice for conditions affecting the lower limb. She has a particular interest in the impact of foot problems on functional and patient-reported outcomes, as well as the use of conservative therapies, such as manual therapy techniques, orthoses and exercise, in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
Another area of research interest and expertise includes gait analysis, encompassing assessment of plantar pressures, temporospatial parameters and electromyography. Both her past and current research projects have involved gait analysis methods.
Dr Hurn also has specific expertise in systematic review and meta-analysis methods, with four published systematic reviews and ongoing mentoring of several research students in systematic review methodology. These reviews have encompassed cross-sectional, prevalence and diagnostic studies, as well as randomized controlled trials.
In June 2013 she was awarded a start-up grant through the Menzies Foundation to support her ongoing research into the impact of foot deformities and footwear on major health problems such as falls in older adults and diabetic foot complications.
Scholarship Year: 2010
Fields of Interest
Science, Allied Health, Podiatry