Associate professor

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia;
Allied Health Research Collaborative, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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.