Belinda Ihaka

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Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9015

Email: belinda.ihaka@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room AA271, AUT North Shore Campus,
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote,
Auckland 0627, New Zealand
Postal Address:
Department of Podiatry, A-11
School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Qualifications:

Certificate in Leisure & Sport
BHSc (Podiatry)
Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
PGDip Health Science
MHSc (Hons) Health Science


Memberships and Affiliations:

New Zealand representative for the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC), Oversees Qualifications Assessment Committee.
Arthritis New Zealand, Maori Advisory Committee member
New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes

Teaching Areas:

Long term conditions
Ultrasound (musculoskeletal)
Clinical Skills



Research Areas:

Diabetes
Maori health outcomes
Clinical skills in podiatry
Musculoskeletal ultrasound in long term conditions
Cultural competence
Interprofessional education

Current Research Projects:

Predictive Risk Modelling for amputation in diabetes

Schedule:

A diabetes related lower limb pathology control demonstration intervention for Maori. International Diabetes Federation Conference Western Pacific Region, Wellington, March 2008.
Development and implementation of an evidence-based diabetic screening tool for diabetes-related foot complications among Maori. Podiatry New Zealand Conference, Christchurch, August 2008.
Development and implementation of an evidence-based diabetic screening tool for diabetes-related foot complications among Maori. New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, Dunedin, June, 2009.
Heel the World. AUT University, Auckland, August 2009.
Waewae Tapu: Podiatry Assessment in New Zealand – will this make a difference?. New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, Hamilton, April 2010.
Assessment of the Diabetic Foot. Fiji College of General Practitioners, Fiji, June 2010.
Assessment of the Diabetic Foot. Fiji School of Medicine, Suva, June 2010.
Plantar Fascial Thickness in Diabetes, Millennium Institute, July, 2011.
Te Mate Huka: Podiatric Management of Diabetes in Aotearoa. New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, Podiatrist Interest Group, May, 2012
The Foot in Diabetes, New Zealand Orthotics and Prosthetics Conference, Wellington, May, 2012.
Foot Structure in Diabetes, Millennium Institute, July, 2012.
Foot Structure in Diabetes, New Zealand Podiatry Conference, September, 2012.
What works best for Maori to reduce the impact of diabetic foot disease, New Zealand Podiatry Conference, September, 2012.
Soft tissue changes leading to increased plantar pressures in the diabetic foot. BIT 2nd Annual World Congress of Diabetes, Xi’an, China, May, 2013
Save our Soles: An audit of a district health board community podiatry programme. Sydney Diabetic Foot Conference, Sydney, May, 2013.

Publications:

2016      Ihaka, B., Hing, W., Rome, K. Soft tissue changes in the foot of people with diabetes. New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, Rotorua, May 5th, 2016.
2015    Otter, S.J., Ihaka, B., Rome, K., South, A., Smith, M., Gupta, A., Joseph, F., Heslop, P. Protective socks for people with diabetes: a systematic review and narrative analysis. Journal of Foot & Ankle Research 2015; 8: 9.
2015      Ihaka, B., Hing, W., Rome, K. Soft Tissue changes in the foot of people with diabetes. Australasian Podiatry Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, May 6th, 2015.
2014       Garrett, M., Ihaka, B. Save our Soles: An audit of a district health board community podiatry programme. Australasian Long Term Conditions Conference, Auckland, June 25th, 2014.
2013       Ihaka, B, Rome, K, Hing, W. Soft tissue changes contributing to increased pressures in the diabetic foot. World Congress of Diabetes Conference, China, 2013.
2013       Garrett, M, Ihaka, B. Save our Soles: an audit of a District Health Board community podiatry programme. Sydney Diabetes Conference, May, 2013.
2012     Ihaka, B, Bayley, A, Rome, K. Foot Problems in Māori with diabetes: Original    Article.  New Zealand Medical Journal 2012; 125: 1360.
2012      Ihaka B, Garrett, M. 2012: Te Mate Huka: Podiatric Management of Diabetes in Aotearoa. New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, Podiatrist Interest Group, May, 2012.
2012      Ihaka, B. What works best for Maori to reduce the impact of diabetic foot disease, New Zealand Podiatry Conference, September, 2012.
2012      Ihaka, B. The Foot in Diabetes, New Zealand Orthotics and Prosthetics Conference, Wellington, May, 2012.
2012      Ihaka, B. Foot Structure in Diabetes, Millennium Institute, July, 2012.
2012      Ihaka, B. Foot Structure in Diabetes, New Zealand Podiatry Conference, September, 2012.
2011           Ihaka, B, Rome, K. Across the Ditch: the collective diabetic foot assessment. Journal of Foot & Ankle Research 20111; 4: 27.
2011     Ihaka B. Plantar Fascial Thickness in Diabetes, Millennium Institute, July, 2011.
2010      Ihaka B. Waewae Tapu: Podiatry Assessment in New Zealand – will this make a difference? New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, Hamilton, April 2010.
2010   Ihaka B. Assessment of the Diabetic Foot. Fiji College of General Practitioners, Fiji, June 2010.
2010    Ihaka B. Assessment of the Diabetic Foot. Fiji School of Medicine, Suva, June 2010.
2009    Ihaka B. Development and implementation of an evidence-based diabetic screening tool for diabetes-related foot complications among Maori. New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, Dunedin, June, 2009.
2009       Ihaka B. Heel the World. AUT, Auckland, August 2009.
2008   Ihaka B. A diabetes related lower limb pathology control demonstration intervention for Maori. International Diabetes Federation Conference Western Pacific Region, Wellington, March 2008.
2008    Ihaka B. Development and implementation of an evidence-based diabetic screening tool for diabetes-related foot complications among Maori. Podiatry New Zealand Conference, Christchurch, August 2008.