Dr Frances Henshaw


Lecturer in Podiatry in the school of Science and Health


As an experienced clinician researcher and scientist, my primary research interest is in the prevention and management of diabetes related foot disease. My current research focuses on advanced wound assessment using novel point of care techniques such as ultrasound and biochemistry techniques. I also have an interest in the use of personalised care such as activity monitoring and pressure offloading to prevent primary foot ulceration and ulcer recurrence. Having worked 'at the coalface' I have observed first-hand the devastating consequences of diabetes related foot ulceration. I seek to use my unique set of clinical experience along with the biochemistry skills I acquired during my PhD to find translatable bench-to-bedside solutions which will improve foot related outcomes in people with diabetes.

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic foot complications
  • Wound healing, the effect of pressure on wound healing and the wound microenvironment
  • Growth factors
  • Inflammatory makers
  • Neutraceuticals

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD University of Sydney

Research and Publications

  • For a complete list of my publications please see my publications page (opens in a new window)

Contact Details

Email F.Henshaw@westernsydney.edu.au
Telephone +61 2 4620 3977
Location Building 24, Campbelltown Campus