Skip to main content
Diabetes Feet Australia Webinar Series 2023
DFA DFD Education Platform
Times are shown in your local time zone GMT
Uploaded Image
Uploaded Image

Associate Professor Pete Lazzarini is a podiatrist by background and is now a Principal Research Fellow with Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Health in Brisbane, Australia. Pete has an emerging international track record in diabetes-related foot disease research, and he holds an Early Career Fellowship with the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. His research interests are in the epidemiology and treatment of foot disease and he is especially interested in research that prevents foot disease hospitalisation and amputation.

He has published >125 papers, delivered >110 (inter)national conference presentations and attracted >$3.6 million in grant funding in the field. And he serves on multiple (inter)national diabetic foot committees, including immediate past Chair of Diabetes Feet Australia and Secretary of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot Offloading Guideline. Pete is particularly motivated by nurturing the next generation of researchers to develop policy and practice strategies that help end avoidable amputations within a generation.

Uploaded Image

Associate Professor Byron Perrin is the Associate Dean- Academic Partnerships for the La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University and Chair of Diabetes Feet Australia. From a clinical foundation of managing a high-risk foot service in a major regional hospital, he continues to devote his research and advocacy activities to the prevention of lower limb amputation in people with diabetes. He has undertaken research investigating the scope of diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) in regional Australia, the psychological and behavioural aspects of DFD and more recently the use of technology to assist with the prevention of DFD. The aim of the future research of Dr. Perrin is to develop effective interventions to prevent DFD in at-risk people with diabetes. He is also supervises Master, Phd and Professional Doctorate students.