Professor Hylton Menz graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry with first class Honours and the University Medal from La Trobe University in 1993 and completed his PhD in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 2002. He was continually funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) between 2003 and 2022 and has been awarded 5 NHMRC Project Grants. Professor Menz’s broad research disciplines are human movement, rehabilitation and rheumatology, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal foot problems in older people. His research extends from laboratory-based biomechanical studies through to analysis of epidemiological datasets and the conduct of clinical trials. Professor Menz has published 382 journal articles, 3 books and 19 book chapters, and his current research focuses on the epidemiology and management of foot osteoarthritis.