Joondalup Health Campus

Dr Chen is a podiatrist and early career researcher specialising in diabetes-related foot disease. Having completed her PhD at UTAS, which focused on health literacy and improving diabetes-related foot ulcer prevention, she returned to WA for new challenges.

Pam is currently developing a new multi-disciplinary foot ulcer service at Joondalup Health Campus and also works as a senior podiatrist at SCGH. Pam is the national President of the Advanced Practicing Podiatrists – High Risk Foot Group in Australia and sits on a number of committees and networks relating to diabetic foot disease nationally. She is passionate about translational research and evidence-based practice, and has more recently been involved with the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease as Secretary of the Wound Healing chapter. Pam is also part of the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot – working on the upcoming 2023 update on Guidelines on the use of interventions to enhance healing of foot ulcers in persons with diabetes as scientific Secretary

Outside of work Pam is a gym junkie and avid cyclist, enjoys a good gin and is owned by a number of rescue cats.