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Southern Cross Podiatry

Southern Cross Podiatry

Southern Cross Podiatry

Brenton West

Brenton is the Principal Podiatrist and Director of Southern Cross Podiatry. Brenton graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) in 2008. His post graduate studies include obtaining the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education in 2012. Brenton is currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Work Health & Safety through University of Newcastle.

Brenton has extensive experience covering:

  • Multiple high risk/wound clinics
  • Specialist Clinician- Falls Prevention Services
  • Six hospitals in acute, rehabilitation and amputee wards, and community health centres
  • Chief Podiatrist at the Wimmera Health Care Group
  • Current staff member at Charles Sturt University
  • Correctional (Prison) health
  • Consultant Educator for Queensland Health.
  • Sports trainer for Indoor Sports Victoria

Brenton has completed and published research on the association of statins and peripheral neuropathy, which he has presented at state and national level conferences.

Brenton has represented the Podiatry Profession with roles covering:

  • The inaugural chair of the New Graduate & Developing Podiatrist Special Interest Group
  • Board member and newsletter editor of the Advanced Practicing Podiatrist – High Risk Foot Group
  • Director of the Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria)
  • Student/University Liaison for the Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria)
  • Representative on the External Advisory Committee for Charles Sturt University

Outside of work, Brenton grew up on the Mornington-Peninsula, while currently living in Frankston. Brenton is a volunteer fire-fighter for the Frankston Fire Brigade, and was awarded the Most Improved Firefighter award in 2015. Brenton has represented Victoria in Indoor Netball as player, umpire, and sports trainer.



Hamish Melville

Hamish graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice. During his Masters studies Hamish treated many high risk patients out of Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, Maroondah Hospital and Peter James Centre. Hamish joined Southern Cross Podiatry in 2018 and is interested in all aspects of podiatry including musculoskeletal pathologies, diabetic foot care and pediatrics. Hamish is actively involved in the community playing football for the University Blues as well as being an avid golfer.





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