Our Team

Brenton West

Brenton is our Principal Podiatrist. Graduating from Charles Sturt University in Albury with degrees in Podiatry and Clinical Education (post graduate).

Brenton’s extensive experience covers:

  • Multiple high risk/wound clinics
  • Three falls prevention services
  • Six hospitals in acute, rehabilitation and amputee wards, and community health
  • Chief Podiatrist at the Wimmera Health Care Group
  • An academic staff member at Charles Sturt University
  • Correctional (Prison) health
  • Consultant Educator for Queensland Health.
  • A Sports trainer for Indoor Sports Victoria

Furthermore, Brenton has completed and published research internationally. In addition, Brenton has presented this research at state and national level conferences. This research focused on the association of statins and peripheral neuropathy.

Outside of his clinical work 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 and lives on the Mornington-Peninsula. Since 2015, Brenton has been a volunteer fire-fighter for the Frankston Fire Brigade, and is completing further post-graduate study.

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Hamish Melville

Hamish joined Southern Cross Podiatry in 2018 and has certainly been a valued addition to our team. He graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice. During his Masters studies Hamish gained experience in high risk foot care. This experience was developed during placements at Frankston, Rosebud, and Maroondah Hospitals, along with the Peter James Centre.

Hamish enjoys all aspects of podiatry, but certainly in the following fields:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Diabetes foot care
  • Paediatric foot care

Furthermore, Hamish also works within the aged care and transitional care sectors. therefore, Hamish is very competent in providing care for your toenail, callus, and corns.

Hamish is actively involved in the community. For instance, Hamish is a key member of the University Blues Football club, likewise he is an avid golfer. As a result, Hamish understands the requirements of athletes and the importance for a speedy return to play

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Stacey Copeland

Stacey graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Podiatric Practice in 2018.

During her podiatry studies, Stacey completed clinical placements in different areas of podiatry, including hospitals, community health and private settings.

Stacey joined Southern Cross Podiatry in 2020 and is interested in all areas of podiatry, particularly general care, diabetic foot assessments and wound care/ prevention. Stacey is looking into furthering her knowledge and training with musculoskeletal and sporting injuries relating to the lower limbs and feet.

Stacey has already shown to be a very considerate person who cares highly for her clients. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Stacey kept spare toilet rolls in her car to hand out to her elderly clients who struggled to obtain these then hard to find essential products. It is this generosity and selfless nature that make us at Southern Cross Podiatry extremely honoured that Stacey decided to join our practice.

Outside of work, Stacey enjoys adventuring in nature with her dog Oscar, stand-up-paddle boarding, and drawing/painting/photography.

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