Benjamin completed his Bachelor of Podiatry (2015), Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) (2016), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (2022), at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Benjamin's PhD was focused on identifying intrinsic and extrinsic factors which influence the risk of running-related injury among recreational runners.
From 2016 to 2021, Benjamin worked as an academic staff member at The University of Newcastle, with a teaching focus on the biomechanical function of the lower extremity. In this role, Benjamin contributed to the development of Honours and PhD students. During this time, Benjamin also practiced as a clinical podiatrist across a variety of settings including private clinics, local health districts, and outreach programs.
Benjamin's research focus is running-related injury, however he is also actively researching across a range of areas including physical activity promotion, connective tissue disorders, chronic disease management, vascular disease, low back pain, occupational therapy, and sports science. Benjamin's research has been published in high-quality journals such as Sports Medicine - Open, Journal of Sports Sciences, and Diabetic Medicine, and has been presented at key conferences, including the Australian Podiatry Association NSW/ACT Paediatrics Symposium (2017), the Australian Podiatry Conference (2017, 2019), and the Sports Medicine Australia Conference (2021, 2022).
Benjamin joined CQUniversity in January 2022 and is appointed to the role Senior Lecturer and Head of Course within the Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course, and is a member of the Musculoskeletal Health and Rehabilitation Research Group and the Exercise and Sports Science Rehabilitation Research Cluster.
The University of Newcastle, Australia
School of Health Sciences, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle, Australia
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, The University of Newcastle, Australia
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQUniversity, Australia
Faculty of Health Research Training Program (PhD) Scholarship (University of Newcastle)
Podiatrist/Supervisor: Buridja First Nations Peoples Outreach Clinic (Wellington, NSW) - September 2019 to present
Podiatrist: The Hunter Foot Clinic (Adamstown, NSW) - January 2018 to January 2022
Podiatrist (Locum): Yerin/Elanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Service (Wyong, NSW) - November to December 2021
Podiatrist (Locum): The Hunter Valley Foot Clinic (Hunter Valley, NSW) - November 2020 to March 2021
Podiatrist: Central Podiatry (Morisset, NSW) - January 2016 to January 2018
Associate Lecturer/Clinical Educator: The University of Newcastle, Australia (2018 to 2021)
Research Assistant: The University of Newcastle, Australia (2016 to 2021)
Casual Academic: The University of Newcastle, Australia (2016 to 2018)
Australasian Council of Podiatry Deans
Australian Foot and Ankle Research Network
CQUniversity Musculoskeletal Health and Rehabilitation Research Group
CQUniversity Exercise and Sport Science Rehabilitation Research Cluster
AHPRA/Australian Podiatry Council registration
Australian Podiatry Association Queensland Regional Council
Sports Medicine Australia
Athletics NSW recreational running coaching certification
First author paper selected as the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 'Featured Article' from November 2018 to February 2019 (Physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb symptoms in children with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a systematic review).
Invitation to present at The Australian Podiatry Association (NSW/ACT) Inaugural Paediatrics Symposium, August 2017.
Invitation to participate in Exercise and Sports Science Australia's 'Sports Science Horizons Scanning and Scenario Generation Workshop' held at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, August 2019.
Contributed to the introduction of 'Pint of Science Australia' to the NSW Central Coast region.