Personal details

Dr Sheree Hurn
Faculty of Health,
School - Clinical Sciences,
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Clinical Sciences - IPTM
Discipline *
Clinical Sciences
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Health Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Registered Podiatrist, Podiatry Board of Australia
  • Member of the Australian Podiatry Association
  • Director of Menzies Foundation (2017-2018), Chair of Menzies Alumni

foot deformity, foot pain, hallux valgus, podiatry, prevalence, systematic review

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Sheree Hurn (nee Nix) graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) with first class honours and the University Medal in 2005. She embarked on a clinical career as a podiatrist in 2006, working in a private practice setting with a sports and biomechanics focus. In 2008 she commenced doctoral studies at The University of Queensland (UQ), while continuing in clinical practice part-time as a registered podiatrist. She completed her PhD, entitled “Foot Pain and Function in Adults with Hallux Valgus” in 2013 through the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at UQ. Dr Hurn has presented her research findings at several national and international conferences and has published her work in peer-reviewed journals. In 2011 she took up a full-time academic role in the School of Clinical Sciences at QUT, and is currently course coordinator for the Bachelor of Podiatry. Her teaching experience lies in clinical supervision, gait analysis and coordination of final year clinical placements and research projects. Her research interests and expertise broadly encompass evidence-based clinical practice for conditions affecting the lower limb. She has a particular interest in the prevalence and 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.

This information has been contributed by Dr Sheree Hurn.


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