Meet the Team

Meet The Team at Scarborough Beach Podiatry

Grace Hughes

Grace Hughes - PodiatristGrace Hughes decided to choose a career in the health care sector that would allow her to help people. The opportunity to help people improve their foot health and ultimately their quality of life is what excited Grace to a career in Podiatry. The Podiatry profession has evolved greatly over the years and with these changes has expanded the Podiatrists scope to help with lower limb diseases and disorders.

Grace graduated in a Bachelor of Science, Podiatry from the Galway University, Ireland. In conjunction with obtaining her undergraduate degree she has also completed additional courses to help treat and manage foot pathologies, including a dry needling certificate. She is trained in the use of shockwave treatment (evidence-based treatment commonly used for chronic tendinopathies such as Plantar fasciitis) and SWIFT wart treatment (a new technology developed for the treatment of stubborn warts). Grace has also completed training in ankle mobilisations utilising such manual therapy techniques to help modulate pain and treat joint dysfunctions that can limit joint range of movement.

Grace has been working as a Podiatrist for eight years. During this time, she has worked in Podiatry sectors such as public health and private practice. Public health work provided Grace a greater insight into the management and prevention of foot complications such as diabetic foot ulcerations and amputee prevention in the presence of Diabetes. Grace has worked in regional Queensland within the residential aged care sector and private practice in Ireland and Australia. The broad mix of working environments have been fantastic working opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in a variety of Podiatry sectors.

Additional treatments that Grace is trained to provide include:

  • All aspects of routine general nail care (ingrowing, fungal nails) skin care, skin concerns (hard calluses, corn management)
  • Nail surgery for the permanent treatment of painful, chronic in growing toenails
  • Foot pain and injuries – tendinopathies, ankle sprains, chronic heel pain
  • Children’s foot problems – sporting injuries, flat feet
  • Keryflex nail restoration treatment – for the cosmetic management of damaged and diseased toenails. This innovative technique uses an ultra-violet light to cure the composite resin to create a durable and flexible, artificial nail. Immediately, improving the appearance of damaged nails.

In her spare time Grace enjoys catching up with friends or going to the beach. Occasionally, you might find Grace reading a good book or out for a coastal bike ride.

Rikki Ringrose

Rikki is a podiatrist of 8 years experience who has recently moved over from New Zealand with his Partner and 2 year old girl . Having Graduated in New Zealand back in 2013 Rikki has vast experience working within private practice both in New Zealand and the UK where he worked across several busy London Practices.

Rikki’s passion within podiatry involves assessing how someone’s bones, ligaments and tendons interact – getting to the root cause- to ensure return to full function.

Rikki has extensive experience with a wide variety of treatment modalities and can offer services such as Shockwave therapy, Foot Mobilization, Dry Needling, Nail surgery, Verrucae Needing and Orthotic therapy. Through a combined approach Rikki finds great results and loves seeing his clients returning to what they love sooner rather than later. 

Outside of the clinic Rikki enjoys playing football, running after his 2 Year old daughter Kyra and traveling to new places near and far. Having lived and worked in the UK Rikki was able to visit over 30 countries and finds the experience of travel has given a great perspective on how others live and the importance of finding joy in the little things of life.

Chris Pocklington

Chris Pocklington - PodiatristDr. Christian Pocklington is a Western Australian trained surgeon who has completed training as a specialist podiatric surgeon. He currently holds dual registration with AHPRA as a sports podiatrist. He has special interests in sports injuries, biomechanics and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. He currently consults privately from both the Perth Metropolitan and Peel Regions.

A graduate of the University of Western Australia, Doctor Pocklington completed a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine degree followed by a Doctorate of Clinical Podiatry. Upon gaining fellowship with the Australian Association of Podiatric Surgeons (AAPS), Doctor Pocklington was fortunate enough to spend time advancing his skillset, training in the latest advancements and modern procedures throughout Canada and the United States, including world renowned facilities such as the ‘Atlanta Foot and Ankle Centre’. His interests include minimally invasive forefoot reconstructive procedures.

He currently holds an academic position as a senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia and is actively involved in training the next generation of podiatric surgeons.

Outside of podiatry, Dr Pocklington is a keen athlete and a former player of both the Subiaco Lions and Claremont Football Club. He enjoys maintaining a healthy balance of social, academic and outdoor interests.

As a Specialist Podiatric Surgeon and Sports Podiatrist, Dr Pocklington understands the importance of maintaining both function and mobility. His dual qualification enables him to offer surgical and conservative solutions for a range of foot conditions. Dr Pocklington is dedicated to providing a service with compassion and diligence, and looks forward to your next appointment with him.


Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine, The University of Western Australia

Doctor of Clinical Podiatry,

The University of Western Australia

Professional Body Affiliations:

Fellow, Australian Association of Podiatric Surgeons

University of Western Australia

Private Hospital Operating Theatres:

The Park Private Hospital, Mount Lawley Westminster Day Surgery, Westminster McCourt Street Day Surgery, West Leederville UWA Podiatric Surgery Clinic, Crawley

Stephanie Gould

Stephanie Gould - ReceptionistStephanie is one of our receptionists at Scarborough Beach Podiatry.

She enjoys meeting the varied clientele that attend the clinic. Stephanie helps the clinic run smoothly by assisting the podiatrists and patients with their appointments.

In her spare time Spare time Stephanie enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, growing and preserving fruit and vegetables, visiting the beautiful Southwest and travelling overseas.

Vivienne Laycock

Vivienne is one of our receptionists here at Scarborough Beach Podiatry, making her the first face that you see when you enter the clinic. Her main aim is to make anyone visiting feel confident they are in good hands during their foot care experience.

When Vivienne isn’t working, she enjoys spending time outdoors in her garden, enjoying a walk to take in the joy of others’ hard work in their gardens, or a stroll around the golf course. Yoga and meditation are another keen interest of hers but, who wouldn’t enjoy spending time with the family, husband, children and grandchildren.

Hopefully Vivienne contributes to a pleasant experience in the clinic for both clients and staff alike, helping to brighten the day and bring a smile to their face.